ERIC Number: ED395701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Substance-Abusing Families: A Technical Assistance Manual for the Head Start Management Team.
Kropenske, Vickie, Ed.
This manual provides assistance for Head Start managers and caregivers in providing support for substance-abusing families. The manual builds on the Head Start Substance Abuse Circle of Capacities continuum, which addresses areas of: (1) staff preparation and support; (2) prevention and family wellness; (3) early intervention, referral, and support; and (4) community collaboration and partnerships. The chapters in the manual are: (1) "Introduction: Substance Abuse among Families," including an overview of the problem and suggestions for identifying alcohol and other substance abuse, and special services; (2) "Substance-Abusing Parents: Characteristics of Parents Involved with Addiction," a discussion of the nature of parental addiction and how it affects the ability to parent; (3) "Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: Special Risks," including newborn and infant complications and developmental issues; (4) "Comprehensive Family Assessment," focusing on information gathering, home visits, and observations; (5) "Areas of Assessment," including determining attitudes and feelings, along with assessment of the infant and child, parents, home environment, relative caregivers, and foster parents; and (6) "Working with Children in a Preschool Setting," which discusses classroom organization and the role of Head Start staff in working with children from substance-abusing families. (BGC)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, At Risk Persons, Child Rearing, Community Coordination, Community Involvement, Drug Abuse, Early Intervention, Evaluation, Family Environment, Family Problems, Home Visits, Infants, Neonates, Preschool Education, Smoking, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Research Assessment Management, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.; National Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Center, Silver Spring, MD.