SOUTH EASTERN TRUST
Approximately 1 out of 11 young people are affected by a parent who is using/or who have used alcohol during their childhood. Steps to Cope calls this ‘Hidden Harm’ because so often it is covered up, hidden and not talked about. Young people can be affected in a lot of different ways. Some of them describe feelings of:
- Worry, fear, confusion
- Embarrassment, sadness
- Loneliness, guilt, shame, anger, anxiety.
Steps to Cope is a training programme aimed at helping foster carers to learn more about:
- Alcohol and alcohol misuse
- The impact on children and young people of living with parental alcohol misuse
- How to support young people
- How to access further support.
Facilitators: ASCERT – Steps to Cope programme