By Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner PhD CAS, Christine Huff Fewell PhD LCSW CASA
Teenagers of Substance-Abusing mom and dad: Dynamics and remedy is a worthwhile reference for all psychological health and wellbeing execs and scholars who have to comprehend and deal with this inhabitants. It bargains a useful examine remedies and programmatic interventions around the existence span and fills an immense hole within the present literature. The members comprise a wide selection of specialists who offer up to date evidence-based scientific and programmatic techniques for operating with teenagers of alcohol and different substance-abusing mom and dad of any age and in nearly any perform environment. This hugely advised publication is a worthwhile source for all practitioners and scholars all in favour of this very huge, yet frequently hidden crew of people and households. – Sis Wenger President/CEO nationwide organization for kids of Alcoholics Parental drug abuse and alcoholism have an significantly unsafe influence on youngsters and youth. little ones whose mom and dad be afflicted by drug abuse or alcoholism usually face a number of actual, psychological, and behavioral concerns. they're at a better hazard for melancholy, nervousness, low self worth, and dependancy, and likewise are recognized to have negative college attendance, hassle concentrating, and reduce IQ ratings. This ebook deals future health care practitioners proactive courses and cutting edge recommendations to exploit with this weak inhabitants. Taking a accomplished, existence path strategy, the authors speak about the results and interventions on the prenatal degree, via early life, youth, younger maturity, and maturity. With this booklet, social employees and future health care practitioners will help verify and intrude with youngsters of substance abusing parents.Key subject matters: Dynamics in households with substance abusing mom and dad and therapy implications concerns around the existence span of youngsters of substance abusing mom and dad Prevention and early intervention courses for pregnant girls who abuse ingredients courses for young ones, youth, students, and youngsters with incarcerated mom and dad
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As mentioned in the previous section, a number of evidencebased family programs are increasingly being used in different settings. One such program is SFP (Kumpfer, Williams, & Baxley, 1997). The SFP is a family skills training program designed to increase resilience and reduce risk factors for behavioral, emotional, academic, and social problems in high-risk families with both younger children (ages 3–5) and teens (ages 12–16). It is designed specifically for parents who have a history of substance abuse but are now in the early stages of recovery.
Adverse childhood experiences predict earlier age drinking onset: Results from a representative US sample of current or former drinkers. Pediatrics, 122(2), e298–e304. , & van den Bree, M. B. M. (2009). Genetic and non-genetic influences on the development of co-occurring alcohol problem use and internalizing symptomatology in adolescence: A review. Addiction, 104(7), 1100–1121. indd 24 4/20/11 10:57 AM Chapter 1. Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: An Overview 25 Schuckit, M. , Smith, T. , & Danko, G.
Sometimes this may be better accomplished through the use of nonverbal, expressive therapies, including art, music, gestalt, or psychodrama therapy. Twelve-step programs, such as ACOA, Al-Anon, Co-Anon (for families of cocaine addicts) and Nar-Anon (for families of narcotic addicts), can be wonderful adjuncts or even offer an initial initiation to therapy since they provide a safe and constantly available “holding environment” in which individuals can slowly identify with the stories of others and feel supported and less alone in their pain (Spiegel & Fewell, 2004; Straussner & Spiegel, 1996).
Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: Dynamics and Treatment by Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner PhD CAS, Christine Huff Fewell PhD LCSW CASA