President & CEO Sis Wenger will address the plight of children living with addiction - an adverse childhood experience (ACE) often accompanied by additional ACEs - in their families, and its impact on their ability to be successful in school. A walk through the toolkit will be included.
NACoA, in collaboration with Addiction Policy Leadership Action Network (APLAN), is proud to announce Addiction Policy Forum's release of Children Impacted by Addiction: A Toolkit for Educators.
Parental substance use can turn into difficulties at school for their children. Because of the unique relationship between teachers and students, the Toolkit for Educators offers evidence-based suggestions for helping students impacted by addiction. Often, impacted children are traumatized and forgotten. This toolkit provides educators with lessons, do’s and don’ts if a child reaches out for help, teaching the seven “Cs”, and other resources. It helps students better understand the disease of addiction through handouts on important facts, the seven “Cs,” question and answers about addiction, and information on people who can help.
For questions regarding either, contact NACoA Director of Programs Mary Beth Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org