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  • Mr. Cyril John Research AssistantDepartment of Social Work Christ University
  •  Alcoholicparental contribution to children’s risk and vulnerability Rise of Alcohol problem in India Behavioral and emotional problems among adolescents Inconsistent child care and lowchild-parent intimacy “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  To study the self esteem level of the children of alcoholics To study the adjustment capacities of the respondents to different situations/institutions like;  Family  School  Peers  General “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  • Extensive literatures speak of the influence of parental alcoholism on children and specially adolescentsIndian scenario; father as head of the family. Alcoholic father means son shouldering family responsibilitiesSelf esteem and relationships of these children get affected “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  • Design : DescriptiveUniverse : All Male Adolescents with Parental Alcoholism in Mullenkolly Panchayat (Wayanad)Unit : Single Male Adolescent with Parental AlcoholismSampling : Purposive Sampling Step 1. FGD with Key Persons of all the Wards of the Panchayat Step 2. Children of Alcoholic Screening Test (CAST, Jones & Pilat) “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  • Sample Size : 50 Adolescents of Alcoholic ParentsTools: 1. Self Esteem Index (Mc Kennon, 1981) 2. Pre adolescent adjustment scale (Pareek & Rao,1970) 3. Self structured Questionnaire for socio-demographic data “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  84% of the respondents have opined that they have poor adjustments with the teachers in the school Uncontrolled alcohol abuse has brought major ill effects to the children in their  Relationship with parents  Siblings  Peer groups  Teachers, etc. “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  Participants in the FGD have pointed out that the children with an alcoholic parent  Most pampered and  Problem creators in schools  Take into drinking  Seek love and care outside family  Being looked after by televation “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  • 100% 190% 1380%70%60%50% 7 Low Self Esteem40% High Self Esteem 2930%20%10% 0% Joint Nuclear Family Type “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  • 707060 355040 Low Adjustment 30 30 High Adjustment 20 15 10 0 frequency Percentage “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  “Integrated development of adolescents in schools of Mullankolley Panchayat”3 year project, funded by same Panchayat Qualified social worker as project monitor SocialWorker can intervene through various stakeholders “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  Adolescents, School Teachers,Parents, CBOs, ASHA Workers, etc Focus of the Service Delivery  Research  School Social Work  School Teachers  Community  Panchayat Leaders  Clubs: Peer Group Support “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  Educate the parents on parenting Helping school teachers on identifying and handling students who need special care Improve the community participation in building a strong social support Life skill education to children in the schools. Peer Group Support Programmes “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  Campaigns on the ill effects of Alcohol and other substance abuse with a focus on the tribal population Clinical consultation/reference facility for alcohol and other substance dependents Help the students handle the emotional problems for having an alcoholic father “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  It is a promising concept for the development of region Such interventions are very much important to minimize or alleviate the impact of parental alcohol abuse on children, family and community. “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
  •  Black, “Alcoholism and its impact on Children of Alcoholics”, 1985 Erikson,E.H. “Life History and the Historical Moment”, W · W Norton & Company · Inc, New York, 1975. Gordis, E., “Children of Alcoholics: Are they different?”, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 9 PH 288 July 1990. NASW Department of Community Services, “Parental Alcohol Misuse and the Impact on Children”, 2006. NIAAA, (January 2006), Underage drinking: Why do adolescents drink, what are the risks, and how can underage drinking be prevented? Alcohol Alert No. 67. Sekar, K. Et.al. “Handbook of Psychiatric Social Work”, NIMHANS Publication, 2007. Sher,K.J., “Psychological Characteristics of Children of Alcoholics” “Children of Alcoholics, a Social Work Response"
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