CHAT - Children Harmed By Alcohol Toolkit

C.H.A.T Pilot and Evaluation

Alcohol Focus Scotland Pilot

C.H.A.T. has been piloted by Alcohol Focus Scotland in 9 agencies from across Scotland that work with children, young people, families and adults in recovery from alcohol addiction.

Key findings from our evaluation show that C.H.A.T. can be used to

  • Encourage children, young people and families to identify and talk to someone they trust.
  • Builds children, young people and families emotional intelligence.
  • Helps children, young people and families develop social skills.
  • Helps children, young people and families feel less guilty and confused about what may be happening.
  • Helps children, young people and families understand the recovery journey.

>>  C.H.A.T. Community Pilot. Exec Summary

>>  C.H.A.T. Community Pilot Evaluation Report 2016

Community Justice Pilot

NHS GGC commissioned C.H.A.T. resources and training as part of a pilot with practitioners working in community justice settings. This pilot was independently evaluated.

10 Key Messages from Evaluation:

  1. C.H.A.T. brings together and enhances a set of resource that are already viewed positively and widely used.
  2. Development groups drew on the experience of practitioners in the target sector and proved invaluable in fine tuning and targeting the training offered.
  3. C.H.A.T. training enhanced existing knowledge and awareness of alcohol issues.
  4. C.H.A.T. training has builds awareness of alcohol harm and identified the topic as of great interest to practitioners across community justice settings.
  5. Colleagues from community justice identified that different elements of the C.H.A.T. toolkit can be used directly with adults/parents to help them build insight on the impact of their drinking on children and family.
  6. C.H.A.T. is useful in brining more resources to enhance work with teenagers, either individually or in the context of family work.
  7. Training participants reported increased confidence in several important areas as a result of participation.
  8. Practitioners find it helpful to review and remember the range of supports available.
  9. Training has enhanced participant understanding and confidence in terms of how they can use C.H.A.T.
  10. Training and resources that are funded are more accessible to practitioners.  Quality of facilitation also matters when it comes to the effectiveness of training – this training has been of a high standard.

>> Click here to download CHAT Community Justice Summary Evaluation Report

>> Click here to download CHAT Community Justice Evaluation Report