Talking About Alcohol and Other Drugs
Subtitle: A guide for looked after children's services
Mary Ryan and Jo Butcher
About the Author
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A practice guide for corporate parents and practitioners caring for looked after children and young people, Talking About Alcohol and Other Drugs provides help on developing or reviewing drug education policy and practice, and the management of drug incidents.
- why looked after children need alcohol and drug education
- a process for developing local policies for looked after children's services on alcohol and drug education
- support guidance on positive practice.
Essential reading for residential care workers, foster carers and other practitioners who work with looked after children and young people.
Mary Ryan was a youth worker and a sexual health counsellor before becoming a project worker for young people's health and for then special needs sexual health. Mary is now an independent management consultant working on public health and children and young people services. She has written widely on young people's health for NCB.
Jo Butcher is Programme Director for Health and Well-being at NCB. Jo has extensive experience of working within and in partnership with government and the third sector as well as practitioners and planners across children's services, NGOs and other stakeholders to bring marginal issues into the mainstream. She has a background in youth work, including facilitating personal, social and health education (PSHE) programmes and developmental group work and providing one to one support to vulnerable young people.
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