ERIC Number: ED329864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Alcoholics: 2. Kit for Parents.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This document is intended to educate parents and children on alcoholism. It suggests that although it is desirable for alcoholic parents to stop drinking, it is not necessary for them to do so before beginning to support the emotional growth of their children. Section 1 provides parents with guidelines to use when helping their children overcome some of the problems caused by alcoholism. Section 2 contains an open letter to children that stresses the importance of communication, defines alcoholism as a disease that is not caused, and cannot be controlled, by the child, and suggests positive actions a child of an alcoholic may take. Included are questions and answers on alcohol-related issues. Section 3 lists professionals and organizations that may be able to offer or to determine the most appropriate and convenient services for each individual client (outpatient clinics, hospital services, halfway houses, or special counseling groups). Section 4, the "National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Resource Update," is an annotated resource guide for persons interested in obtaining current information on the impact of parental alcoholism on children. Entries are organized into three sections: (1) publications (including books, conference papers, journal articles, and pamphlets and periodicals); (2) audiovisuals (including films, videotapes, filmstrips, and audiotapes); and (3) organizations. Availability and price information are included where relevant. (BHK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.