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Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being: Confronting parental alcohol misuse and its effect on children
October 2nd 2011 | 4 comment(s)


Broadway House, London SW1 (UK) 10th November 2011


The Childhood Research and Policy Centre at the Institute of Education (University of London) are holding the above special symposium in central London.

Over the years, alcohol policy in the UK has been predominately shaped around the negative consequences of harmful drinking on an individual’s health and behaviour, particularly amongst young people. What has largely been ignored, however, is the effect parental alcohol misuse has on children. According to a recent report highlighting the issue, more than 2.6 million children in the UK live with hazardous drinkers and more than 8 million people are affected by a family member's alcohol use.

With the Government currently in the process of developing its alcohol policy, this special symposium seeks to initiate a key dialogue in order to raise awareness of parental alcohol misuse and to discuss solutions to protect affected children and young people. The symposium will:

  • Explore what strategic and practical steps must be taken at a national and local level to better tackle parental alcohol misuse
  • Consider how to increase awareness and understanding of alcohol misuse amongst the public and practitioners
  • Examine how to safeguard children against the harmful psychological impacts of parental alcohol misuse
  • Discuss how to strengthen multi-agency working to deliver a holistic, ‘whole family’ approach

There is a 20% early registration discountoff the standard delegate rates for all bookings received by 7th October 2011. For further details about the symposium see the web link below. .



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