Before watching the video, read what Cynthia Galaviz, a counselor at the Children’s Program at the Hazelden Betty Ford Center, has to say:
As an adult who vividly recalls being a ‘voiceless’ child, I have come to realize my mission is to help empower children hurt by addiction to find their own voice. As a Children’s Counselor, I accompany a child, who for the first time, is about to share his feelings of guilt and shame towards his mother’s addiction. Sitting on the floor next to him, I admire his courage to be open and honest about the disease that has impacted his family. The best part is that mom is listening. In the Children’s Program, I’m able to be a beacon of hope for children impacted by addiction. They learn, they play, and they understand that their voices matter. By helping them find their voice, they in turn have helped make mine stronger.
Then, watch the video and consider how might you use the “bag of rocks” activity, or how you might you include art and writing in your work with children.
Karli & Me Activity Book
This book can support you in building children’s resilience when faced with the unique issues presented by a parent’s addiction.
Parental Addiction: Healing Families Together
Join us for the second webinar in this series in which we examine how parental addiction affects children.
The Child’s Voice: How Parental Addiction Affects Young Children
Join us for the first webinar in this series in which we examine how parental addiction affects children.
A Friend Like You
Conversations between Salia and Karli.
Karli’s 7 Cs
This adult-child collaborative coloring page helps families have relaxed time together.
Remember the 7 Cs!
Seven important reminders for children whose parents struggle with addiction.
Una amiga como tú
Es importante tener un amigo comprensivo.