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Adult Literacy Awareness Training for staff working with individuals recovering from addiction

Adult literacy awareness training for addiction response workers.

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"Course was interesting, reinforced prior learning and introduced new topics.” Quote from participant

This project provided adult literacy awareness training to management and key workers from 3 local response programmes working with individuals recovering from addiction. It took place over four Friday afternoons between late October and mid-November 2023 in Crumlin College. A total of 12 hours training was completed.  

Training gave an opportunity for management and staff from multiple organisations in the same sector to come together, share experiences, and learn from each other. 12 participants attended the sessions, which covered topics like diversity and inclusion, universal design learning, integrative methods that support learner acceptance for people with ADHD, trauma informed education, and digital literacy expansion.  

This was the first time that a programme specifically targeted recovery schemes, which allowed for a more thorough discussion on the complexities of learning and recovery. It gave participants an opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other, and develop relationships for future collaboration. 

“Sharing work experiences in sessions was very helpful to improve my own work experience.” Quote from participant

This project is the result of a collaboration between Turas Training Ltd, Casadh, Addiction Response Crumlin, and the Adult Education Service, Crumlin, which is part of City of Dublin ETB. 

For more information, please contact Andrew Connolly, City of Dublin Regional Literacy Coordinator at andrew.connolly@aes.cdetb.ie  

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