ERIC Number: ED312545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Alcoholics/Addicts.
Towers, Richard L.
The purpose of this booklet is to raise the awareness of teachers and other school personnel about the needs and characteristics of the children of alcoholics and addicts and to explain what schools can do to help. The booklet discusses: (1) risk factors for children of alcoholics and substance abusers, including the psychological, emotional, and developmental consequences of having an alcoholic or addicted parent; (2) how the disease of alcoholism and addiction develops, progresses, and affects the family; (3) what the impact of this experience is on the children who come from these homes; (4) what to do, both within the classroom and outside of it, to help these children, including drug and alcohol education, parental involvement, counseling, student assistance programs and staff awareness; and (5) where to go for information, materials and help. A three-session workshop for school staff, "Children of Alcoholics in School," is described and the workshop goals are explained: to introduce staff to the feelings, needs, and characteristics of students in families where chemical abuse causes problems; to explore family disease and family roles in an addictive family; and to identify children who may be in alcoholic families and design an action plan to help them in the school setting. (ABL)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, High Risk Students, Parent School Relationship, School Counseling, Student Needs, Student Problems, Substance Abuse
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.