FAMILY SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER: ITS IMPACT ON YOUNG CHILDREN

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THE IMPACT

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It’s a Family Affair: Kids Living with Substance Use Disorder

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After seeing this video (produced as a public service message by the Finnish organization Fragile Childhood), what person in their right mind would even THINK of drinking or drugging excessively…
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Passionate TED Talk about ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) (by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. She explains how experiences of adversity impact brain development and ┬ácontribute to a person’s later chances of engaging in risky behaviors, as well as their lifelong physical health.

This podcast from nationally-known Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers an in-depth discussion of how the disease impacts children and characteristics of a program that builds resilience. Although the focus of this program, like most, is children 7-12, the content is very relevant to younger children, too.

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This video describes the Children’s program at Hazelden Betty Ford, but offers many ideas that will help teachers both understand the impact of the disease on children, and generate ideas for ways they can support children in a strength-based way.

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