parental substance use.

Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Reducing Parental Substance Use

McGovern R, Newham JJ, Addison MT, Hickman M, Kaner EFS. Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012823. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012823.pub2. Accessed 12 April 2021.

Psychosocial interventions are talking or practical activities, techniques or strategies that are delivered to individuals or groups.

The aim of this systematic review is to analyse the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions that are designed to help parents to change their drinking or drug use and address any related problems they are having regarding the care of their children. 

Graduation UTC Training :16th October 2020

ISSUP Kenya in partnership with the PCEA graduated the first cohort of trainees on basic UTC course: a total of 30 participants. The ceremony at the Kikuyu mission hospital was graced by the Governor of Kiambu County, His Excellency James Nyoro, In coming SG of the PCEA, Rev. Dr. Waihenya,The CEO Kikuyu hospital Dr. P.Kimpiatu. Other officials present included Rev. Dr. W. Kogo, ISSUP Kenya Executive Dr. Richard Gakunju & Vice president ISSUP Kenya Ms. Susan Gitau. Congratulations to all. 

Toolkit for Children on Parental Addiction

Created by
Sesame Street USA

When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to start important conversations and answer children’s questions. But parents, teachers, caregivers, and other caring adults can comfort children and guide them through difficult moments.

Free Training for Frontline Practitioners

London, United Kingdom,

Adfam is working with relationship support charities Tavistock Relationships and One Plus One to deliver a free training for frontline practitioners working in London, Bristol and Leeds.

The training will focus on reducing the impact of inter-parental conflict on children in families affected by alcohol misuse.

Hidden Harm Practice Guide

Created by
Health Research Board
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Parental problem alcohol and other drug use are associated with social, legal, economic and health-related problems. It can disrupt family routines and responsibilities, relationships with relatives and friends, and the family’s social circumstances and social status.