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New Resource for Children of Alcohol- and Drug-Addicted Parents

7/14/2003:   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (www.samhsa.gov) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (www.samhsa.gov/centers/csap/csap.html) has begun distributing a free “Children’s Program Kit” to help parents and professionals provide support to children of alcohol and drug addicted parents. The toolkit includes

  • a children’s support program curriculum for children in grades K–12;
  • a program manual that includes start-up instructions, research-based tools, and program evaluation materials; and
  • four dynamic videos illustrating concepts such as coping skills, problem solving, and social competence.

This kit incorporates years of research and hands-on experience from consumers and professionals helping children overcome the problems associated with living in a home where alcohol and drug abuse is prevalent.

To order, call 800/729-6686 and ask for the “Children’s Program Kit” #CPKIT, or order online at http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/promos/coa/.

For more information on children of alcohol- and drug-addicted parents, visit CWLA’s Behavioral Health division at www.cwla.org/programs/bhd or the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare at www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov.

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