This 7 page briefing paper from Altarum, and authored by C. Stanik, looks at the impact the opioid crisis has had on grandparents raising grandchildren. Researchers at Altarum conducted interviews with 20 grandmothers in Michigan who were raising their grandchildren and collected 1,015 responses to a nationwide survey of grandparents.
This is the 2018 Nar-Anon Family Group’s guide to providing local services for anyone who has been affected by close contact with a person with an addiction including information for Narateen programs which serve youth and teenagers affected by addition. The guide includes information about Nar-Anon and Narateen policies and management structures, financial policies, and other traditions of the Nar-Anon and Narateen groups.
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/.
Website for Eluna Network which provides resources and programs including camps to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction.
The website for Partnership for Drug-Free Kids which provides support and resources to parents and caregivers about substance use and addiction. The organization provides information about addiction and offers one-on-one help to parents and caregivers through their text, email, and phone helplines. Partnership for Drug-Free Kids merged with the Center on Addiction in January 2019 to combine their efforts to address addiction and its impact on families and communities.
This 15 minute video describes the family-centered approach to addiction treatment provided by SHIELDS for Families in Southern California. The model allows women and their children and partners to stay together during treatment in a residential setting with all services provided on site.