Education & Training

Community Outreach Drug / Alcohol Awareness Project (CODAAP)

Cork City Partnership Ltd.

Level 1, Heron House, Blackpool Retail Park, Blackpool, Cork City

Tel: 021 4302310

Fax: 021 4302081



Project Promoter: Jacqui Sweeney

Community Drug & Alcohol / Development Worker

Mobile: 087 1962022


Community Drug & Alcohol / Development Worker

Mobile: 087 1962030


Services Provied

Cork City Partnership Ltd. implements the Community Outreach Drug / Alcohol Awareness Project. The project aims to encourage and support communities to develop drug & alcohol prevention strategies at local level through the following measures: education & training interventions, awareness raising and capacity building.

Education & Training

Accredited education courses:

  • Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course (FETAC Level 5), which is run in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce. Course components are designed to promote good practice among those working (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people /communities affected by various issues, such as substance misuse.

Short term skills based training courses / family support interventions:

  • Parent to Parent Training Programme. A 16 hour programme to help parents develop awareness and the confidence to guide children through adolesence.
  • How to Argue Better – An 8 hour course, to help parents / adults manage conflict constructively, thus reducing harmful impact on children.
  • 5 Step Programme – A confidential evidence based intervention support for family members affected by a relatives drug / alcohol use.
  • Family Support Programmes – 6 to 8 week group support programmes for family members affected by a relatives drug / alcohol use.

Community Drug & Alcohol Library:

  • Facilitates community access to information on drugs / alcohol. Join / review contents online at: Over 600 texts, academic & general. All welcome, visits by appointment only, 9 to 5, Monday to Thursday.

Awareness Raising:

  • Produces and maintains an up to date ‘Directory of Drug & Alcohol Services in Cork & Kerry’ and other occasional publications/leaflets
  • Seminars and workshops in response to emerging needs i.e. Cork Alcohol/Drug Awareness Events and Workshops other community information workshops as required.

Capacity Building / Networking:

  • Facilitates networking of community groups to promote good practice such as, Cork Family Support Network
  • Technical assistance (i.e. funding applications, committee skills) to community groups with a prevention focus.