• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

First published in 1989 when the plight of children of alcoholics was initially brought to public attention, Working with Children of Alcoholics remains an essential tool for professionals that specifically addresses the needs of children growing up in alcoholic families. Expanding from the original highly successful handbook, the Second Edition incorporates the latest research, including Rubin's pivotal work on transcendent children, Robinson and Rhoden place alcoholism in a larger North American cultural context. They examine the effects of alcoholism in four essential family tasks: creating an identity, setting boundaries, providing for physical needs, and managing the family's emotional climate. Further,

Resources for Working with Children of Alcoholics
Resources for working with children of alcoholics

This chapter contains annotations of books for adults and children, unpublished research reports, organizations, periodicals, and videotapes pertaining to children from alcoholic families.

Books for Adults

Many books have been written about and for children of alcoholic families. Some books emphasize the childhood years, whereas others focus on adulthood, when the impact of an alcoholic upbringing continues to be felt. In the following list, I have organized readings by their emphasis into one of the following categories: Children of Alcoholics, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families, Autobiographical, and Fiction.

Children of Alcoholics

Ackerman, Robert. (1987). Children of alcoholics: Bibliography and resource guide (3rd ed.). Pompano Beach, FL: Health Communications. A complete bibliography and resource on COAs, ...

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