Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol: Effective Interventions in Social Work and Child Protection

Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol: Effective Interventions in Social Work and Child Protection

Author(s): Donald Forrester, Judith Harwin

Published Online: 13 JAN 2011 09:28PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470871508

Online ISBN: 9780470977958

DOI: 10.1002/9780470977958

Series Editor(s): Christopher Cloke, Jan Horwath, Peter Sidebotham

About this Book

This book presents original research outlining the key elements in responding to parental misuse of drugs and alcohol.

  • Offers a definition of "misuse" and "addiction" and the factors that influence the nature of misuse or addiction
  • Reviews extensively the nature and impact of parental substance misuse on children and families using the latest evidence
  • Explores how research and theories might help inform professionals or non-professionals assessing families affected by parents who misuse drugs or alcohol
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of Motivational Interviewing, including a critical discussion of the challenges and limitations involved in using it in child and family settings
  • Considers the wider implications of the findings for practice and policy and argues that these responses can be used across the field of work with vulnerable children and their families

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