Tagged: Children of Alcoholics

NEWS: USA: Sesame Street Highlights Parental Addiction

Sesame Street has launched a new initiative to help kids deal with parental addiction. Sesame Workshop, the organization that produces the beloved children’s show, has created a new character Karli and a series of videos that features the 6-year-old Karli talking to her friends about her mom’s struggle with addiction. The group has also launched a website with tools designed to guide parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults to support kids dealing with parental substance use problems.
The website follows how Karli is dealing with her mother’s addiction and also shares a young girl’s story of her family dealing with addiction…

NEWS: Scotland: Children’s Parliament Seek Alcohol Change

Scotland Children’s Parliament members are calling for stronger alcohol control to protect kids and change the pervasive alcohol norm. A new report was published with the help of 9 Children’s Parliament members. The report illustrates findings from workshops with 90 primary school kids between 9 to 11 years…

NEWS: UK: Increasing Calls for Help with Parents who Have Alcohol Problems

A leading charity reports the number of adults calling for help with parents who have alcohol problems has tripled over the last five years.
The National Association for the Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), an IOGT International partner in the campaign to help and support children from families with alcohol problems, took more than 23,000 calls or messages in 2018 from adults seeking help for their parents, compared to 6,400 in 2013…

REPORT: Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences And Health

To have multiple ACEs is a major risk factor for many health conditions. The outcomes most strongly associated with multiple ACEs represent ACE risks for the next generation (eg, violence, mental illness, and substance use).
To sustain improvements in public health requires a shift in focus to include prevention of ACEs, resilience building, and ACE-informed service provision.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global platform to reduce ACEs and their life-course effect on health…

NEWS: Ghana: National Alcohol Policy Launched

A national policy to regulate the production, distribution, sale, advertisement and consumption of alcohol has been launched in Accra, Ghana’s capital…

MEMBER NEWS: Sweden: Vit Jul Wins Campaign Award

Vit Jul Wins Best International Web Video at the Reed Awards
The campaign film for Vit Jul’s 2016 campaign is an innovative 360-degree-film called “Julen1982” (Christmas 1982). Vit Jul, or White Christmas, is a campaign of the entire Swedish IOGT-NTO movement, to make Christmas the holidays of children, asking parents to spend Christmas alcohol-free and providing awesome activities for children when all other opportunities for kids are closed over the holidays…

MEMBER NEWS: Activity Record For White Christmas Campaign

With several days left before Christmas this year, the campaign has already received 242 registered activities. The activities are organized for all children and youth, but are especially for those kids that do not have anywhere else to go, when their homes are ravaged by alcohol but society goes on Christmas break…