ERIC Number: ED338371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
COAP: Children of Alcoholic Parents. Curriculum.
The Children of Alcoholics Project (COAP) offers a preschool curriculum designed to increase the survival skills of children of alcoholics and help these children adjust to problems in an alcoholic home. The program goals address cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development. Children are selected for the program based on identification by social workers, teachers, or parents. The curriculum is presented in 10 sessions. In Session I, children are given factual information about alcohol. Session II is designed to help children talk about their feelings. Session III teaches children to become aware of hidden anger and vent anger in appropriate ways. Chilren's self-esteem is strengthened in Sessions IV and VIII. In Session V, children are given information about the differences and similarities among families. Session VI teaches children safety practices for use during incidents of family violence. Physical health and relaxation are encouraged in Session VII, and instruction on nutrition is provided in Session IX. Session X provides closure for the series of sessions. References are cited for some of the sessions. Appendixes include a facilitator's guide, parent involvement handouts, guidelines and materials for art activities, and a user's evaluation form. (BC)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Anger, Child Welfare, Curriculum Development, Early Intervention, Emotional Development, Family Environment, Family Problems, Nutrition Instruction, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Relaxation Training, Safety, Self Esteem
Community Colleges of Spokane, Spokane County Head Start/COAP, 4410 North Market Street, Spokane, WA 99207 ($9.95; Washington residents should add $0.79 tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spokane Community Coll., WA.