Kids in Focus
Resources and Publications
Counting the Kids Final Evaluation Report - this report documents the evaluation of the Odyssey House Victoria Counting the Kids Project. Counting the Kids was a child, family and parenting support program where the parent has an alcohol and/or other drug problem.
Drug Use in the Family - Australian National Council on Drugs Nov 2006.
Evaluation of Counting the Kids Brokerage Fund 2008 - this report documents the findings of this Odyssey House Victoria project that offered brokerage funding in a number of Australian states for families affected by substance problems.
Supporting Families of Young People with Problematic Drug Use - Australian National Council on Drugs 2008.
Nobody’s Clients - Summary and Full report Odyssey House Victoria 2004 - this report details Nobody’s Clients project. The project looked at identifying and addressing the needs of children with substance dependent parents.
Parenting Support Toolkit - for Alcohol and other Drug Workers - Victoria Department of Human Services 2005 - this toolkit provides useful resources to improve family centred practice.
- Parenting Support Tookit overview
- Parenting Support Toolkit Book 1
- Parenting Support Toolkit Book 2
- Parenting Support Toolkit Book 3
- Parenting Support Toolkit Quick Reference
Supported Play Group Evaluation 2009 - evaluation findings from a supported play group project that focussed on families of Vietnamese background.
The Family Focus Toolkit - Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service.
Tools for Change - A New Way of Working with Families and Carers - Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA).
The Impact Of Drug And Alcohol Misuse On Children And Families - The purpose of this report is to explore what is known about the incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse in families with child and the impact of this on children.
Brighter Futures Practice Resource - Drug and Alcohol Vulnerability - This report describes the drug and alcohol (or substance) use is seen as vulnerability when it adversely affects parenting capacity and therefore impacts in the wellbeing and safety of children.
The Relationship Between Parental Alcohol Or Other Drug Problems And child Maltreatment - This report summaries the relationship between parental alcohol or other drug problems and child maltreatment.
Alcohol Abuse As A Risk Factor For And Consequence Of Child Abuse - This report details Alcohol Abuse as A Risk Factor For And Consequence Of Child Abuse.
Alcohol And Other Drugs (AOD) Services For Families Affected By Substance Use - Web-based and telephone support for families.
Facts For Kids About Drug And Alcohol Use and Abuse - What you should know about drugs and alcohol.
Drug Guide For Parents - Learn The Facts To Keep Your Teen Safe.
Parent Talk Kit - This Talk Kit is provided with ideas on how to start talking, scripts on what to say, and tips for answering tough questions, this kit can help you keep the child in your life healthy and drug-free.
Alcohol And Drugs: Tips For Parents - What can you do to help your children?
Strong Bonds Fact Sheet: Parents Drug And Alcohol Treatment - Information on different approaches to alcohol and drugs treatment.
Teenagers And Alcohol: A Guide For Parents - This booklet contains information to help parents and guardians discuss and manage alcohol use by teenagers.
Alcohol And Other Drugs: Alcohol And Drugs Information In Different Languages - This website cover topics on: Alcohol and DM (diabetes); Alcohol and drug problems happen in all kinds of families; Don't be afraid to ask; Commonly asked questions about injecting drug use and hepatitis C; Drug information for parents; Families and friends affected by the drug or alcohol use of someone close; Family matters - how to approach drug issues with your family and How harmful is cannabis in different languages. (http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/topics/Alcohol_and_other_drugs.html#5910)
Alcohol Violence: Child Maltreatment And Alcohol - This fact sheet details the role of harmful alcohol consumption in child maltreatment; its lifelong impact on alcohol use patterns in people who were maltreated as children, and the role of public health in prevention.
Australian Guidelines To reduce Health Risks From Drinking Alcohol - These 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines aim to establish the evidence base for future policies and community materials on reducing the health risks that arise from drinking alcohol. The guidelines communicate evidence concerning these risks to the Australian community to allow individuals to make informed decisions regarding the amount of alcohol that they choose to drink.
Standard Drinking Chart - Chart showing number of standard drinks for beer, wine and spirits.
Young People, Parents And Drugs: Some Commonly Asked Questions - Brochure providing drug information and tips for parents for talking to their children about drugs.