ERIC Number: ED329866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Alcoholics: 4. Kit for Helpers.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This document is intended to be used by school personnel when helping students with home problems. Section 1 suggests four ways school personnel may help students with alcoholic parents: listen and communicate; be aware of one's own limitations and do not attempt to change the student's home environment; foster primary relationships; and remain alert and observant. Section 2 provides issues to be considered when designing services for children of alcoholics. Section 3 suggests guidelines to be used when a child of an alcoholic home seeks out school personnel for help. Section 4 consists of an open letter to children that stresses the importance of communication, defines alcoholism as a disease that can not be controlled by the child and is not the child's fault, and suggests positive actions a child of an alcoholic may take. Questions and answers on alcohol-related issues are included. Section 5 lists professionals and organizations that may be able to offer or determine the most appropriate and convenient services for the individual client (outpatient clinics, hosptial services, halfway houses, or special counseling groups). Section 6, 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.