A brief overview of the Moyer Foundation’s Camp Mariposa, a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance misuse in their families. Launched in 2007 in Seattle, Camp Mariposa now operates in more than 12 locations across the country, providing services to children ages 9 to 12. Part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
A brief overview of the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) model for serving families with active child protective services (CPS) cases and parental substance misuse. The START model pairs a CPS caseworker with a family mentor who has lived experience with recovery and CPS system and the 2 engage the family in a sustained strengths based approach. START teams have limited case loads of 12 to 15 families. Research has shown that families who receive START services as opposed to usual care in the CPS system were more likely to achieve abstinence, children were less likely to be placed in state custody, and the state saves money in foster care costs. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s spotlight series.
A brief overview of the Celebrating Familes! curriculum which is an evidence-based, skills building program for youth and families who have been impacted by addiction. The goal of the program is to prevent youth development of substance use disorders while improving the child and family members’s mental and physical health. Trainers from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics work with communities and programs to faithfully implement the 16-week curriculum which has been adopted in over 100 jurisdictions including treatment programs, drug courts, and community organizations. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force provides an overview of parent partner programs, where parents facing child welfare or dependency proceedings are paired with a peer adviser who helps them understand and navigate the process. Parent partner programs in Washington, Iowa,
This collection features reports and websites that address recovery in special populations. Included is a link to an interactive website created by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids that provides information for parents and caregivers to support children and youth after treatment for substance use disorder. A PDF version of the website material is also included.
This 2015 report from Transforming Youth Recovery looks at alcohol and drug prevention programs for K-12 students in the United States. The first section of the report describes the historical experience of drug prevention efforts in educational settings in the U.S.
This brochure provides introduction to Alateen, which provides supports to young people what have been affected by alcohol use of a family member or close friend.
A 2 page fact sheet about Al-Anon and Alateen, organizations that provide support to anyone affected by a relative or friend’s use of alcohol.
Sesame Street in Communities website about parental addiction provides resources for parents, caregivers, educators, and health care providers who help children with family members struggling with addiction. The website provides printable materials, videos and other resources designed to support children.
This 2 minute video is from the Sesame Street in Communities series on parental addiction. The video features Elmo talking about his friend Karli’s mothers addiction and treatment. More videos and other resources from the Sesame Street in Communities program can be found on their website: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/parental-addiction/.