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.
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:
- C.H.A.T. brings together and enhances a set of resource that are already viewed positively and widely used.
- Development groups drew on the experience of practitioners in the target sector and proved invaluable in fine tuning and targeting the training offered.
- C.H.A.T. training enhanced existing knowledge and awareness of alcohol issues.
- 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.
- 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.
- C.H.A.T. is useful in brining more resources to enhance work with teenagers, either individually or in the context of family work.
- Training participants reported increased confidence in several important areas as a result of participation.
- Practitioners find it helpful to review and remember the range of supports available.
- Training has enhanced participant understanding and confidence in terms of how they can use C.H.A.T.
- 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