ERIC Number: ED329865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Alcoholics: 3. Kit for Therapists.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This document is intended to be used by therapists who are working with children of alcoholics and are concerned with issues of self-worth and trust. Section 1 asserts that in order to help clients who have an alcoholic parent overcome personal inadequacies, three critical areas may need to be considered: conditions for effecting positive relationships with others; ways of reducing feelings of powerlessness; and strategies for resolving conflict. Section 2 provides considerations to be used when designing services for children of alcoholics. Section 3 contains a open letter to children that stresses the importance of communication, defines alcoholism as a disease that cannot be controlled by the child and is not the child's fault, and suggests positive actions a child of an alcoholic may take. Included are questions and answers on alcohol related issues. Section 4 lists professionals and organizations that may be able to offer or determine the most appropriate and convenient services for the individual client (outpatient clinics, hospital services, halfway houses, or special counseling groups). Section 5, 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; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.