parents

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.

Parents’ Experiences of Abuse by their Adult Children with Drug Problems

Citation
Svensson, B., Richert, T., & Johnson, B. (2019). Parents’ experiences of abuse by their adult children with drug problems. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. https://doi.org/10.1177/1455072519883464
Publication Date

Research on abuse linked with substance use has tended to focus on child abuse and intimate partner violence. 

There have been considerably fewer studies on the nature of abuse committed by children against their parents.

Prevention that Works

Created by
Education World

School is one of the key environments to discuss with young people the impact of substance use, and deliver evidenced prevention interventions .

It is vital that the messages that are passed on to young people are appropriate and delivered in a meaningful way.

UK Parents' Drinking Negatively Affects Over a Third of Children

The physical and psychological harm caused by heavy alcohol consumption to the individual drinking is often clear. What is often less obvious, is the damage an individuals alcohol consumption can have to the people around them. A recent study has examined the impact of parental drinking on children. A total of 997 parents and their children completed the surveys that asked questions about levels of parent alcohol consumption, why they were choosing to drink, and

Alcohol Before 18. What's the Harm - A Guide for Parents

Created by
Balance

Talking about alcohol with your children can be a complicated and sensitive topic to navigate.

Young people are absorbing information about alcohol from a range of sources within their environment.

Friends, teachers, and family can shape how a young person views drinking.

As parents, you have more influence than you think. You can help your children to avoid alcohol harms by:

Families First

Published by
Alcohol Family Alliance
Alcohol and Families Alliance believe current policy does not sufficiently protect family members. The aim of AHA is to reduce the harms experienced by children and families affected by alcohol use.

Adfam Case Study Call: Inter-parental Conflict, Alcohol and Children

Adfam, Tavistock Relationships and OnePlusOne are working on a project aiming to reduce the impact of inter-parental conflict on children in families affected by alcohol misuse. They are looking for parents, whose partner has had issues with alcohol dependency, to share their story and talk about how this issue affected them as a couple, led to conflict and impacted on their children. This will inform the development of an online digital platform to support other