Children of Substance-Abusing Parents

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Children of Substance-Abusing Parents

SKU# 9780826165077

Dynamics and Treatment

Editors:

  • Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner PhD, CAS
  • Christine Huff Fewell PhD, LCSW, CASA
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Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: Dynamics and Treatment is a necessary reference for all mental health professionals and students who need to understand and treat this population. It offers an invaluable look at treatment options and programmatic interventions across the life span and fills an important gap in the current literature. The contributors include a wide range of experts who provide up-to-date evidence-based clinical and programmatic strategies for working with children of alcohol and other substance-abusing parents of any age and in almost any practice setting.

This highly recommended book is a valuable resource for all practitioners and students concerned about this very large, but often hidden group of individuals and families.

From the Foreword by Sis Wenger
President/CEO
National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Parental drug abuse and alcoholism have an enormously detrimental impact on children and adolescents. Children whose parents suffer from drug abuse or alcoholism often face multiple physical, mental, and behavioral issues. They are at a greater risk for depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and addiction, and also are known to have poor school attendance, difficulty concentrating, and lower IQ scores.

This book offers health care practitioners proactive programs and innovative strategies to use with this vulnerable population. Taking a comprehensive, life course approach, the authors discuss the implications and interventions at the prenatal stage, through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood. With this book, social workers and health care practitioners can help assess and intervene with children of substance abusing parents.

Key topics:

  • Dynamics in families with substance abusing parents and treatment implications
  • Issues across the life span of children of substance abusing parents
  • Prevention and early intervention programs for pregnant women who abuse substances
  • Programs for young children, adolescents, college students, and children with incarcerated parents

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 10, 2011
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826165077
  • EISBN 9780826165084

Table of Contents 

Contributors

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW OF THEORY AND PRACTICE

1. Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: An Overview

2. An Attachment and Mentalizing Perspective on Children of Substance-Abusing Parents

3. Dynamics of Substance-Abusing Families and Implications for Treatment

PART II: ISSUES ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN OF CHILDREN OF SUBSTANCE-ABUSING PARENTS

4. Prenatal Impact of Alcohol and Drugs on Young Children: Implications for Interventions With Children and Parents

5. Treatment Issues and Interventions With Young Children and Their Substance-Abusing Parents 101

6. Treatment Issues and Interventions With Adolescents From Substance-Abusing Families

7. Treatment Issues and Psychodrama Interventions With Adults Who Grew Up With Substance-Abusing Parents

PART III: PROGRAMS FOR INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN AND SETTINGS

8. Prevention and Intervention Programs for Pregnant Women Who Abuse Substances

9. Programs for Young Children With Substance-Abusing Parents

10. Programs for Adolescent Children of Substance-Abusing Parents in School and Residential Settings

11. Interventions With College Students With Substance-Abusing Parents

12. Programs for Children of Parents Incarcerated for Substance-Related Problems

PART IV: CONCLUSION

13. Stories From the Inside: Life as the Child of a Substance-Abusing Parent