ERIC Number: ED353042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Drinking, Drugs & Youth: Use and Abuse. Fostering Families. A Specialized Training Program Designed for Foster Care Workers & Foster Care Parents.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; And Others
This module is part of a training program for foster parents and foster care workers offered at Colorado State University. The module examines substance abuse by children aged 10 years and above. The module's learning objectives address: (1) family rules and coping mechanisms relevant to substance-abusing youth; (2) characteristics of adolescent substance abuse; (3) community resources and treatment programs; and (4) ways of managing substance-abusing adolescents. The module consists of five lectures which include reading materials, charts, and activities for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 provides an overview of adolescent substance use and abuse, and lecture 2 describes signs of adolescent substance abuse. The phenomenon of co-dependency, and traumas experienced by children in families in which substance abuse occurs, are considered in lecture 3. Lecture 4 explains appropriate responses by caseworkers and foster parents to substance-abusing foster children. Lecture 5 presents information about recovery from substance abuse; and about treatment programs for substance-abusing youth, including inpatient programs, outpatient services, after care or follow-up programs, therapeutic communities, and wilderness therapy provided by Outward Bound and similar programs. A form for evaluating the module is appended. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.