“Coping with A Parent’s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use: For children aged 6 to 12” is a booklet which can be used by social workers and other practitioners to support children who are living with a parent’s harmful drug or alcohol use. This resource is intended to facilitate effective communication and provide guidance in addressing the specific needs and concerns of children in such circumstances.
Social workers can utilise this booklet during their interactions with children, whether in individual or group settings. It offers valuable information on children’s rights, the impact of drug and alcohol problems, the range of emotions children may experience, and strategies to help them cope and improve their well-being. Additionally, the booklet covers topics including school, safety, and available support services for parents seeking assistance.
- Children’s Rights
- Understanding Drug and Alcohol Problems
- Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on People
- Why Does My Mum or Dad Drink and Why Can’t They Stop?
- Why Can’t My Mum or Dad See How Bad Things Are?
- You Are Not Alone
- Exploring Your Feelings
- Finding Ways to Feel Better
- Dealing with School
- Keeping Yourself Safe
- Seeking Help for Your Parent
- Overcoming Addiction: Is it Challenging to Get Better?
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