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In this training programme for the social care workforce you’ll find detailed information about solvent and volatile substance abuse, together with a range of materials that you will be able to download and refer to again and again. This site also contains audio interviews, videos, factsheets and in-depth training materials that you’ll be able to take away and use in the training of others.

The stories told by young people are taught in an online classroom environment. The curriculum includes four modules:

1. Is success a ‘chance’ event or do we create it?

2. Choosing the right mates for your journey

3. Career choices

This unit will help you to understand the issues surrounding children's rights as well as examining the implications of seeing children as citizens. You will also explore the meaning of childhood and analyse children's needs. It is at Intermediate Level and should take 1 hour to complete. The course was published on 13th July 2011. It is part of the Open Learn section of Open University and all materials are freely available over the internet.

This unit explores the role of diagnosis in the treatment of mental health problems. It considers the history of our current understandings of 'mental health' and 'illness' with focus on the concepts of anxiety and depression, and looks at potential gains and losses in using diagnostic labels in counselling and pyschotherapy. This unit is an adapted extract from The Open University course D240 Counselling: exploring fear and sadness . It is at introductory level, and should take 8 hours to complete.

This unit examines the range of factors affecting young people’s wellbeing, such as obesity, binge drinking, depression and behavioural problems. It is an advanced level course and should take 16 hours to complete. It was published on Friday 29th July 2011. It is part of the Open Learn section of Open University and all materials are freely available over the internet.

Using and Doing Research is a module developed by IRISS. It consists of three sessions used to explore this topic:
Session 1: Demystifying research and formulating research questions
Session 2: Finding Out
Session 3: Reflecting and Implementing research findings

This learning activity is Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) e-learning resource, published in 2008. These elearning resources are freely available to all users and, through audio, video and interactive uses of technology, bring alive key aspects of poverty, parenting and social exclusion with particular reference to children and families.

This learning activity is Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) e-learning resource in 2008. These elearning resources are freely available to all users and, through audio, video and interactive uses of technology, will provide the user with an engaging introduction to the significant, but unknown, number of children who are affected by the loss of a parent or carer to prison.

These elearning resources are freely available to all users and, through audio, video and interactive uses of technology, will provide the user with an engaging introduction to different residential care settings, the needs that children may have in care, young people's own concerns, interpreting and acting on children's behaviour, helping children meet the outcomes of 'Every child matters', key legislation and managing challenging behaviour. Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) e-learning resource published in 2008.

This learning activity is a Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE e-learning resource. These elearning resources are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of managing risk and minimising restraint when working with older people in care homes. The resources also support learning and teaching for the Health and Social Care Diploma, levels 3 and 4. Resource published in 2009.