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  • Stephen Malloy Presentation date 02/04/09 HCV Prevention Project Delivery of project in the first Six months
  • Workforce training
    • Flexible and adaptable to accommodate workforce availability, recognising demands that exist for this workforce
    • Responsive to THEIR needs
    • Tailored to suit 'the audience'
    • Clearly delivered with a focus on key messages
    • Evidence based/content information
  • 1. Review of project development work to date
    • Within the context of SDFs wider work and role
    • Identify and engage with key voluntary, statutory and community stakeholders
    • Engage with BBV services and networks, MCNs.
  • 2. Workforce Training program Key Themes of training to include;
    • Currently held beliefs and attitudes held about HCV ('baseline measure taken for evaluative purposes)
    • What is Hepatitis C virus? Consequences of infection (Definition and highlighting burden of problem)
    • The impact of stigma
    • Prevalence of HCV and IDU in Scotland; estimated 50,000 people infected with HCV; around 90% of cases are due to intravenous drug using behaviours; some Two thirds of infected people are undiagnosed ;Around 1000-1500 are infected annually; 1 in 4 injectors seeking help in2007 for a Hepatitis C first injected aged 15-19 (SDMD); Studies show that around a quarter of those injecting for less than 2 years already have the virus .
    • How might the young people you support or work with be at risk?; Identifying risk factors-vulnerability, social&cultural, interpersonal and individual
  • Risk Factors for developing a serious drug problem may include;
    • Vulnerable groups may inc.
    • Homelessness
    • Young offenders
    • Mental health problems
    • Childhood sexual abuse or other neglect/ abuse within the family home
    • Sex as a means to survive, or sex worker
    • Substance misuse by parents
    • Social & cultural may inc.
    • High levels of crime, poverty, deprivation, inequality, easy access to drugs, social acceptance of drug use, poor knowledge of risks of using etc.
    • Individual & interpersonal may inc.
    • Poly drug use, peer associations, behavioural problems, family dysfunction, psychological (inc. emotional stability, personality issues, attitudes, beliefs and values), physiological
  • 2. Workforce training Key themes Cont;
    • Young people and drug using in context
    • Drug; Pharmacology of the drug
    • Set: the individual’s attitude, personality and expectation
    • Setting: the physical, social and cultural environment where the drug is being used. Keenan, (1998))
    • Motivations toward Intravenous drug use and initiation into injecting
    • possible situations that increase risk of Intravenous Drug Use and Hepatitis C Virus infection
    • Assessing/screening for risk of (future) IDU and/or HCV infection
  • Workforce training key themes cont;
    • Raising awareness/exploring beliefs and attitudes about IDU and HCV with 'at risk' young people
    • General Harm minimisation, specific harm reduction and encouraging reduced drug/alcohol use with 'at risk' young people
    • Current local specialist drug and BBV services
    • Referral pathways and signposting
  • 3. Develop and adapt project materials
    • General and targeted Marketing materials and information flyers (including presentation/information materials for scheduled stakeholder events)
    • presentation/workshop written materials
    • Presentation/workshop Evaluation and feedback documents
    • Risk assessment/screening chart/tool
    • Specific services database
    • Referral and signposting pathways description
    • Adapt/ develop Referral forms
  • 4. Develop referral and signposing
    • Identify and 'Bridge' Inter agency and cross sector referring
    • Specialist (young persons) Drug/alcohol services inc. Drug action teams, Community addiction teams, harm reduction teams etc.
    • BBV services inc. Body positive, C plus, C-level, Fife positive support.
    • Specialist Clinical BBV services offered
  • 5. Explore peer education/animators
    • Youth/ young peoples' projects
    • Art, Music and Drama
    • Internet based networks
  • Monitoring and Reporting
    • Collation of qualitative and quantitative information for quarterly reporting to partnership and funders
    • On going Monitoring & reporting
    • Recording of all activities
    • Individual evaluation of each workshop/ presentation
    • Participant Feedback
  • Key outputs in first 6 months main areas of work
    • Review project development work, identify and engage with key stakeholders and BBV networks
    • Develop workforce training program and ' at risk ' young persons training program, where possible in partnership with stakeholders and including young people
    • Develop and adapt evaluation, screening, and risk assessments tools
    • Develop cross sector and inter agency referral and signposting pathways towards specialist drug/alcohol services, BBV specialist services and MCNs (operational?) where appropriate
    • Explore opportunities for and to develop community peer education/ teams to deliver peer awareness raising activities
    • Monitor, evaluate and report on work carried out to management and Local BBV networks
    • Thank you for listening.
    • Any Questions?
    • Stephen Malloy
    • Email: mr.s.c.malloy@gmail.com