When a child or young person has a parent in recovery from problematic drug or alcohol use, their stories are crucial to understanding, supporting and assisting them to thrive. ‘Everyone Has a Story’ shows us we need to listen more to these stories and how this can be done.
This component provides insight into the views of practitioners from a range of disciplines but primarily working with children and young people whose parents have a problem with drugs or alcohol or are in the early stages of recovery. The survey analysis aims to help provide an increased understanding of support and gather practitioner’s views of the needs of the child or young person that could help create a better understanding of the support needs for children and young people whose parents are in recovery from problematic drug and alcohol use.
This component, ‘What the evidence tells us’, provides a comprehensive
summary of the evidence, including formal literature, giving an overview of what we know are the potential protective and risk factors for children and young people. Its aim is to provide an understanding of the existing research and potential gaps that could help us have a better understanding of the support needs for children and young people whose parents are in recovery from drugs and alcohol.
The Evidence Bank is a resource maintained by Children in Scotland, Level 1, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH12 5EZ. Children in Scotland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland, SC083383. A charity registered in Scotland, Charity No. SC003527.