Adult Drug Problems, Children's Needs: Assessing the impact of parental drug use - a toolkit for practitioners

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jun 8, 2007 - Social Science - 138 pages

This toolkit is designed to support practitioners in their work with families where parents misuse drugs and there are concerns about the children's welfare. While focusing on drugs, it covers a wider pattern of misuse, including alcohol.

It contains:

summaries of key messages for practitioners
tools and tips to support effective practice
training and development activities
a wide range of practice examples

The toolkit is written for the range of professionals involved with families including drug misusing parents.


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Page 137 - Scottish Executive (2003) Getting Our Priorities Right: Good practice guidance for working with children and families affected by substance misuse. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive. Scottish Executive (2006) Hidden Harm: Next steps: Supporting children - working with parents. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.
Page 137 - Herzfeldt, M. (1997) Cultural Intimacy: Social Poetics in the Nation-State, New York and London: Routledge. Johnson, M. and Carroll, M. (1995) Dealing with Diversity: Good Practice in Drug Prevention Work with Racially and Culturally Diverse Communities, London: Home Office Drugs Prevention Initiative, Paper 5. King, E., Rooney, M. and Scott, P. (1992) HIV Prevention for Gay Men: A Summary of Initiatives in the UK, London: North West Thames Regional Health Authority.
Page 137 - P et al. (2003) On the Rocks: A follow-up study of crack users in London.

About the author (2007)

Di Hart worked for many years as a child care social worker and manager before taking up a post at NCB developing practice with children in public care. She has a particular interest in children in secure settings. Recent work has included a review of the use of physical restraint in children's services, the development of a care-planning model for looked after children who go into custody and a project aiming to improve outcomes for the children of drug-misusing parents.

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