Resources for Teachers & Youth Workers

DAPL Resources for Teachers, Youth Workers and Other Professionals

From its inception DAPL has offered support to teachers, youth workers and other professionals as a part of the service we offer to the community. Tackling subjects like alcohol, drug and solvent use can be an area fraught with difficulties and worries for anyone that doesn’t work with it on a daily basis. We are here to support you to support the people you work with.

We can offer a range of services within various settings, such as:

  • Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Training agencies
  • Work places
  • Residential Settings
  • Youth Clubs
  • Voluntary Agencies

In addition to the counselling support that we offer to individuals we can also provide:

  • Therapeutic Group Work
  • Family Support
  • Information Sessions
  • Consultancy
  • Training
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland’s Rory Programme

Our service can offer specific inputs in addition to what our colleagues in other agencies do and is not interchangeable with the general drugs education provided in schools. We design services specifically for the needs of each group based on a therapeutic psycho-social model which focuses on the individual, family and wider community.

Given our long history of working with those affected by substance use we can offer an insight in to the affects of drugs, alcohol and solvents that builds on and reinforces the basic knowledge.

DAPL@School

DAPL provides a counselling service in most of the Fife secondary schools and we see a number of primary school children too.

For many years now the organisation has offered support to teachers and other professionals  working in schools as a part of the service we offer to the community. Tackling subjects like alcohol, drug and solvent use can be an area fraught with difficulties and worries for anyone who doesn’t work with it on a daily basis.

To further improve communication DAPL has developed a newsletter called “DAPL@School”, which is circulated amongst school staff on a quarterly basis. Each issue of the publication (which is available in both physical and electronic format) contains topical articles and interviews with school staff throughout Fife. Statistics are provided showing current trends with regards to what substances young people have been reported as using. We also give space to organisations that DAPL work in partnership with to detail the services that they offer.

Commenting on the newsletter DAPL Area Co-ordinator John Kennedy said: “’DAPL@School’ is proving to be a useful tool for communicating directly with teachers and for sharing information which supports them to support young people.”

As I sort out the chaos within myself I would recommend DAPL to anyone as this is a safe place to bring any problems in your life. During the times that I have been at DAPL, there have been numerous occasions where I have felt pulled back in my life to lapse and relapse.

G.W.