Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children of alcoholics--Psychology;
The purpose of this paper is to examine how the strengths and positive qualities of children of alcoholics can be enhanced by counselors to promote resiliency. The author will identify typical characteristics of children who are raised by alcoholic parents and describe the short-term and long-term effects of this abuse on school-aged children and adolescents. A family systems perspective will be examined, along with a discussion of the risk these youngsters face.
A second purpose of this paper is to focus on the role of the school counselor in working with children who are living in dysfunctional situations due to parental substance abuse. Interventions designed for fostering resiliency and prevention are presented and explained, as well suggestions for the school counselor in becoming more aware of how to provide opportunities for these students to learn to develop healthy ways of coping.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2000 Lori K. Riley
Riley, Lori K., "Understanding and building resiliency in students living with parental alcoholism: implications and interventions for the school counselor" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1399.