ERIC Number: ED455483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Strengthening Families: What Communities Can Do To Support Families with Addictions. Action Kit, Fall 2000.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Although substance abuse affects the family, the children of substance abusers suffer the most. When parents are unable to care for their children because of their untreated addiction, the children are at risk for social and health problems that include alcohol and drug use, delinquency, depression, and poor school performance. One approach to supporting families with substance abuse problems involves fostering and establishing collaborative relationships with agencies responsible for child welfare, social services, prevention programs, and mental health organizations. This action kit provides resources and action steps that can be taken to start or further efforts to raise awareness in a community about the effects of substance abuse. It suggests ways to create linkages between the child welfare system and substance abuse prevention and treatment systems. Successful community interventions are described to provide ideas on how to solve problems. A list is included of organizations that treat parents with substance abuse problems and addictions. (JDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Community Programs, Cooperation, Drug Addiction, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Program Development, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.