Training with Crew: Real Learning, Real Development:

Crew trains hundreds of professionals every year and thousands through capacity building.
We do it effectively by supplying real knowledge from working within youth and drug using communities and successfully bridging cultural gaps. Our experience from our peer education and outreach work informs policy and supports Alcohol and Drug Partnerships countrywide, and it can inform and support you too. Read more…

CREW’S 2013/14 COURSE PROGRAMME:

PEERS ONLINE!

Training for peers supporting substance users online. Accessibility is key in providing support to substance users and internet based support is becoming more popular as an extension to substance support services.  Based on the concept of providing brief interventions around substance use online, this course will train workers in the substance use field to effectively engage with and support service users in an online setting: effective techniques to work with service users, explore their use and where relevant to support them in reducing or stopping their use. More…

 

Essential substance use knowledge for workers: this may be entry level, but participants are introduced to all the most popularly used substances including the concepts of “Legal Highs” and poly-drug use. Participants achieve an understanding how they are used, significant harms and where they fit amongst broader issues like the law and popular culture. More…

 

Completely current update on new and emerging trends with New or Novel Psychoactive Substances, often referred to as legal highs or research chemicals. With dozens of new substances appearing annually in hundreds of brands, which are problematic and how do you tell your mephedrone from your 5-IT? The in-depth training will feature the chemical composition, using patterns, effects and side effects of the substances and harm reduction techniques.  This course will allow youth workers, drug workers and other professionals to effectively respond to, treat and engage with people using these emerging substances. More…

 

Psychostimulants explained: the category that includes the most widely used drugs on the planet after legal substances such as alcohol. This course introduces the changing face of the newest designer drugs or “Research Chemicals” and revisits MDMA with the reported recent resurgence of use. The course explores.. What are psychostimulants? How & why do people use them? What are the harms & how do you keep up with the challenges they pose as a peer educator through to a paramedic. More…

 

CRISIS INTERVENTION

Crisis Intervention- substance related first aid, referral and effective knowledge for people working with the general public: with an increase in drug use in recreational settings and the prevalence of legal highs, our crisis intervention course is ideal for those staff involved with event and festival work, including security, first aid and medical practioners.  Key topics covered are substance awareness and current trends, how to respond to a drug crisis and presenting issues of substance overdose. More…

 

Completely bespoke course design in consultation with you. Smaller teams often have very specific focus, with problematic substances or service users, or face a number of regional or service specific needs. With this approach we will work with you to until we establish exactly what outcomes you need.