ERIC Number: ED354434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Improving the Coping Skills of Inner City Elementary Children of Alcoholic, Abusive Parents by Implementing Group Counseling and Alcohol Education.
Steward, Cherie A.
The goal of this group counseling and alcohol education program was that inner city elementary children whose parents frequently drink alcohol would possess knowledge and techniques to help them to cope with their parents' drinking. It was also expected that parents and school personnel would acquire the training and skills to effectively assist these children through their anger and ability to develop effective coping skills at home and in school. Students were self-selected and met each week in seven counseling groups of five students each. Alcohol education training sessions were held for teachers, parents, and groups with students. Weekly 1-hour workshops were held for participating parents. At the end of the year-long program 21 parents were given the Parent Post Questionnaire; 19 teachers were given the Teacher Post Questionnaire; and 35 students were given the Student Post Questionnaire. The overall results of the program were positive with 85% of the elementary students being able to effectively cope with the parental alcoholism. Further analysis indicated that 85% of the teachers could effectively assist pupils in coping with the parental alcoholism. Also, 85% of the parents reported improved communication with their children. The group counseling and alcohol education were positive experiences for all of the students, parents and participating teachers. The initial individual consultations with teachers set the stage for a cooperative partnership between the teachers, students, parents, and program leader. The pre/post questionnaires are appended. (Contains approximately 120 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.