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Parenting the Children of People Who Misuse Substances

About the Course

In the course, "Parenting the Children of People Who Misuse Substances," participants will embark on a journey of education and empathy while equipping themselves with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective support for children who have grown up in households affected by substance use disorders (SUDs). This course delves into the complexities of parenting in the context of substance abuse, offering insight into why people use substances and why individuals with SUDs may struggle with their parenting responsibilities. Participants will also gain a comprehensive understanding of treatment programs and their role in recovery. Most importantly, caregivers will explore the profound impact on children and learn how to respond with empathy and care.

Upon completing this course, caregivers will emerge as informed and compassionate professionals ready to provide effective support to children living in households affected by substance use disorders.  The "Parenting the Children of People Who Misuse Substances" course is an invaluable resource for caregivers seeking to create a nurturing and supportive environment for the children facing these challenging circumstances.

Learning Objectives

1) Identify reasons why parents may turn to substances.

2) Recognize why people with SUD may abdicate their parenting responsibilities.

3) Analyze the impact of and understand common issues with Treatment Programs

4) Recognize how children are affected by parental substance misuse and implement appropriate parenting responses.

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