Understanding substance misuse

Parental substance misuse: e-Learning course

Published 2011 | Free to use | Learning Management System compatible

This course module, part of the parental substance misuse e-Learning course, explores parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners.

This module provides an introduction to the different types of substances commonly misused and the effects that these may have on the people taking them.

On completion of this learning module you will be able to:

Free to use for non-commercial and educational purposes.
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Access the e-Learning course module

Estimated online study time: 20 to 30 minutes

This e-Learning course module is free to use, however to access the course you will need a free MySCIE account:


All SCIE resources are free to download, however to access the following downloads you will need a free MySCIE account:

Available downloads:

  • Download SCORM 1.2 compliant version
  • Download SCORM 2004 compliant version

Modules of this course

  1. Understanding substance misuse
  2. Understanding the impact on children
  3. Implications for children’s social work practice

Course details