A Family Affair? Seminar: Supporting with Children with parental substance misuse

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NACD AAI Seminar ProgrammeFollowing on from Alcohol Action Ireland’s Keeping It in the Family campaign raising awareness about the estimated 100,000 children whose lives are negatively impacted by their parents drinking, the charity is co-hosting a seminar looking at ways to support children living with parental substance misuse.

The A Family Affair? Supporting children with parental substance misuse seminar will consider how policy and services can be more effective in supporting children in families where there are drug and alcohol problems.

Minister of State with Department of Health Róisín Shortall TD will deliver the opening address at the seminar, which is being co-hosted alongside the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) and HSE Social inclusion.

To view the brochure, click here, to view the booking form click here.

The event will launch the NACD literature review Parental Substance Misuse: Addressing its impact on Children completed by NACD Senior Researcher, Dr. Justine Horgan.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Chairman of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Group
  • Norah Gibbons, Chairperson Alcohol Action Ireland and Director of Advocacy and Central Services, Barnardos
  • Phil Garland, Assistance National Director, Children and Families Social Services, HSE
  • Dr Marguerite Woods, Lecturer in Social Studies, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin

The one day seminar takes place on Tuesday, October 18th between 10am and 4pm at the Cusack Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Croke Park, Dublin 3.

There is no charge to attend this event.

Please note that there is a small number of limited places remaining. If you are interested in attending the event, please email the NACD at: nacd@nacd.ie