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Tackling volatile substance abuse in Scotland: A training course for the social care workforce

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Audio
Young people VSA interview #1  (2007) The first of two interviews with young people who are ‘looked after’ and live in a residential establishment, focusing on their experiences of ‘buzzing’ or ‘sniffing’ solvents.
Duration: 10'19 minutes / Size: 9.6 MB / Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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Young people VSA interview #2  (2007) The second, concluding interview with young people in a residential establishment, again focusing on their experiences of ‘buzzing’ or ‘sniffing’ solvents.
Duration: 2'52 minutes / Size: 2.8 MB / Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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Video
The Silent Killer  (2007) 1 The Steven Blacker Memorial Walk. Produced by Re-Solv in 2007, this documents the awareness walk marking the first anniversary of the death of 14 year old Steven Blacker from volatile substance abuse (VSA).
Duration: 7'53 minutes / Size: 91.1 MB / Format: MPEG-4 Movie 753 x 552 MPEG-4 Video, AAC
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iPhone/iPod version (compatible with all current iPhone and iPod models supporting video playback)
Duration: 7'53 minutes / Size: 54 MB / Format: MPEG-4 Movie 480 x 360 H.264 Video, AAC Audio
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A Loaded Gun  (2002) 1 Originally intended as part of a pack for schools including a video and a work book for teachers.
Duration: 11'20 minutes / Size: 129 MB / Format: MPEG-4 Movie 753 x 552 MPEG-4 Video, AAC
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Duration: 11'20 minutes / Size: 81 MB / Format: MPEG-4 Movie 480 x 360 H.264 Video, AAC Audio
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David’s Story  (1995) 2 An Aberdeenshire parent (and teacher) who lost her youngest son to VSA at the age of 15 describes the circumstances that lead to his death.
Duration: 11'25 minutes / Size: 131.4 MB / Format: MPEG-4 Movie 753 x 552 MPEG-4 Video, AAC
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Duration: 11'25 minutes / Size: 81 MB / Format: MPEG-4 Movie 480 x 360 H.264 Video, AAC Audio
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Individual learning
Self work book A series of tables and questions that participants can use to discover more about VSA working by themselves at their own pace. Can also be used to expand upon a short training session or as a template for small group work.
Size: 127 KB / Format: PDF
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Group learning
Activities book A collection of annotated activities for use in VSA group work for use in conjunction with the course handouts.
Size: 345 KB / Format: PDF
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Handouts (for group learning)
Introduction Reviews the content of the training course, outlines the structure of the course handouts and suggests possible uses for the materials.
Size: 37 KB / Format: PDF
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Products, recognition and methods of use / Risk Includes case study of James, a 14 year old in foster care.
Size: 80 KB / Format: PDF
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Communication Continues James’s story, focusing on factors that effect communication.
Size: 94 KB / Format: PDF
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Indications of solvent abuse Invites you to consider the investigation of indications of solvent abuse.
Size: 63 KB / Format: PDF
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Assessment Continuing the case study, you are asked to participate in an assessment for James.
Size: 91 KB / Format: PDF
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Intervention & referral You need to prepare for a care planning meeting about James. Includes an example incident screening flowchart.
Size: 51 KB / Format: PDF
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Prevention There is a solvent problem in your locale and you are asked to design the specification for a leaflet to inform young people about the issue.
Size: 49 KB / Format: PDF
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Action plan Invite participants to identify future goals.
Size: 31 KB / Format: PDF
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  1. © Re-Solv, email enquiries to information@re-solv.org.
  2. © Grampian Police, email enquiries to servicecentre@grampian.pnn.police.uk.

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