The booklet reassures children it Is not their fault and they cannot control it. It encourages identifying trusted adults to talk to and provides support contacts like Childline. Exercises/activity sheets help children explore feelings, worries, and fun activities. Advice helps handle emergencies and make a safety plan. Tips include talking to trusted adults, having hobbies, and setting future goals. Quotes from children who are affected by their parents’ alcohol use provide reassurance. Guidance for adults is interwoven to facilitate supportive conversations with the child. The aim is providing practical and emotional support to help children cope with challenges of parental alcohol misuse.
Section 1: What is this booklet about?
Section 2: How it affects my life
Section 3: How it makes me feel
Section 4: It’s not your fault
Section 5: Keeping safe
Section 6: What can I do for me?
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