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ERIC Number: ED404609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 274
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Connections Kit.
Social & Health Services, Ltd., Rockville, MD.; Dialog Systems, Inc.
Children of alcoholics (COAs) generally experience high levels of anxiety and depression, particularly those in grades five through eight. The materials in this program intend to help these children by improving their group environments and by helping them grow in developmentally healthy ways. The components of the program are research based and designed to foster resiliency among all young people, not just COAs. The information attempts to be culturally relevant and sensitive and aims at mobilizing "all available healing potential." The kit's printed components include: (1) "Making the Connection: A Program Guide"; (2) "Leader's Guide"; (3) activity worksheets; (4) "Building Resilience in Children of Alcoholics, a Reference for Teachers of Grades 5 through 8"; (5) "Marta's Choice: Making the Connection"; (6) "Life is Belonging: an American Indian Photo Album." The kit's non-print components include: (1) a VHS videocassette that teaches basic facts about alcohol, alcoholism, and the risks encountered by COAs; (2) a companion audio-cassette tape, which builds on the tradition of story telling and tries to foster a sense of community, the importance of rituals, and the special value of children to the community; (3) a VHS videocassette about two boys from two different African American families suffering from alcoholism; in addition, the kit includes two wall posters. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social & Health Services, Ltd., Rockville, MD.; Dialog Systems, Inc.