ERIC Number: ED243055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Growing Concern: How to Provide Services for Children from Alcoholic Families.
Waite, Barbara J.; Ludwig, Meredith J.
This document, written for caregivers and professionals working in the fields of education, recreation, and health and social services, presents information about issues and strategies in the provision of services to children from alcoholic families. The first chapter discusses the effects of alcoholism on the family and reviews a whole system of behaviors and strategies that are developed to handle the alcoholic family member and maintain the family's economic survival. Profiles are presented of family life and members' behaviors. The second chapter explains the most frequently used programmatic strategies to reach and help children of alcoholics, as well as the types of caregivers and the contexts in which these strategies are applied. Gaps that exist in the provision of services are reviewed. The third chapter describes the kinds of agencies found in a typical community as they relate to serving the needs of children of alcoholics, the services they provide, and how they are funded. A case example of developing and financing a new program with children of alcoholics as the primary clients is presented. The fourth and final chapter explains how cultural patterns of behavior, learned by alcoholic families through interaction in differing cultural communities (e.g., Blacks, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans), affect the different ways they seek and respond to service delivery. A description of programs reaching children of alcoholics, and an annotated reading list, entitled "Sons and Daughters of Alcoholics," are appended. (LLL)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Child Welfare, Children, Counseling Techniques, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Family Life, Individual Needs, Minority Groups, Parent Child Relationship, Program Development, Rehabilitation Centers, Social Services, Training
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA.