Children & Families Hidden Harm

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This module combines theory, practical application and practice based theory from local, national & International guest speakers/lecturers. It is a response to the current impetus within Community, Education, justice, Health, Social Work and Social Care sectors to enable them to work confidently with young people and their families whose lives are challenged by someone's alcohol or other drug use

This specialised module covers all of the current evidence based, best practice in Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) from an integrated, holistic framework.

This module aims to provide students with crucial analysis of the impact of problem parental alcohol and other drug use on child and family functioning underpinned by policy and legislation that guides our work. It will explore the impact of problem parental alcohol and other drug use from conception across the life span of the child with emphasis on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Students will examine the choice of intervention skills and tools utilised in the context of intervention for families impacted by alcohol and other drug use and become familiar with the new national direction for best practice in this area.

Subjects taught


Children & Families: Hidden Harm Mandatory 10

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 (Hons) Degree in a relevant discipline and preferably working directly or indirectly with individuals, families and children within the Community, Education, Justice, Health and Social Work and Social Care sector.

Application dates

Application form link below.
Please return the completed application form to:

Registry Office
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Co Donegal
F92 FC93

or submit by e-mail to


1 Semester/Block Delivery part-time.

Post Course Info

Career Pathways

The main employers are:
Social care

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Master of Science in Therapeutic Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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