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ERIC Number: ED294692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
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The Alcoholic Child in the Elementary School.
Antonelli, Jacqueline
This paper explores the role of the school in addressing the problem of alcoholic students in elementary schools. The first chapter provides a historical overview of alcohol abuse and society's response to it. Emphasis is placed on the program of Alcoholics Anonymous; the first National Committee on Education about Alcoholism; the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1970; and the emergence of alcohol abuse among elementary school students. The second chapter depicts the current state of knowledge about alcoholism and its diagnosis; identification of alcoholic youth; and treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation. Sixteen symptoms of children at-risk of relapse into alcoholism are described. The third chapter discusses the need for, and ways to bring about the education of children regarding alcohol and its effects on individuals and families. It is argued that children need to see commercials which counter the glamorization of alcohol consumption with depictions of the results of alcohol abuse, such as homeless, parentless, hungry children. The fourth chapter indicates directions for policy, programs, and social action, including research needs, suggested changes in education and legislation, and ways parents can help prevent alcohol abuse among children. Each chapter is supplemented by annotated bibliographic citations and a list of references. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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