Building skills to better help the communities you serve
Understanding Addiction is a unique online training program for those who work directly or indirectly with people who face challenges with addiction. It features eight interactive online lessons with opportunities for personal reflection, downloadable resources, and a facilitated forum. Learn about factors behind addiction and control, the dynamics of helping people change, and what to do in difficult situations.
This course was developed to help employees and volunteers build the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills to better support and provide services to people living with an addiction. By the end of the course, participants will:
- Gain a better understanding of addiction
- Learn effective, practical skills to increase comfort in responding in a positive and respectful way
- Develop confidence in working with challenging clients while protecting workplace safety
- Build greater comfort in having conversations that promote inclusion and healthy communities
The course is delivered through eight interactive online lessons. Each 60 to 90-minute lesson features opportunities for personal reflection, downloadable resources for in-person learning, and an open forum for discussion. Participants have three months to work through the lessons at their convenience and can start the training at any point during the three months.
The current course is January 15 to April 30, 2018. Course registration is open until January 31 and costs $100 per person.