Kina, Families & Addiction Trust

Resources for Parents and Children

For Parents and Children

Ruby’s Dad
Ruby’s Dad is a book for children aged 6-11 years whose parent or relative has a drinking problem. The storyline is Ruby's Dad begins to drink too much and things change in Ruby's family. She learns to identify her feelings and talk about them. After some difficult times, Dad gets the help he needs to stop drinking.

Kina Street – Rihari’s House.
This is a lovely three-minute animated resource that tells the story of Rihari and his feelings about his Dad and how to reach out for help.

NZ Drug Foundation
Conversation Planner.Starting a conversation with a young person is important. An opportunity to start a conversation can emerge naturally. For example if drug use is shown on TV, ask your child or young person what they think of. It can help them understand what they see around them without giving too much information for their age.

Kai Nights
13 tips to support parents and teens to talk more with each other – but they’re not sure how. Try this simple activity with a young person in your life to have fun, connect, and celebrate them.

For Workers

Te Pou o te Whākaaro Nui & Kina Trust. Let’s Get Real. Working with families and whānau. Essential skills.
This learning module includes tools and practical suggestions for people working in addiction and mental health services to support families and whānau.

Blueprint for Learning. Te Whare Tapa Wha
The Te Whare Tapa Wha model looks at the four dimensions of wellbeing. Family and community. Our families and our communities provide a sense of belonging, and support and are the backbone to strong resilient individuals. Belonging to family and community allows us to learn, to grow and to experience the ups and downs of life without becoming unwell

Le Va. Making Way for 2020
Worksheet for Families.The is a simple self-reflection tool for families for identifying favourite things, learning from the past and dreams for the future.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA)
Treatment Improvement Protocol 39. Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy. This guide introduces substance use disorder treatment and family therapy, and features models for integrating the two approaches to therapy. It also discusses cultural competency, considerations for specific populations, policy and program issues, and guidelines for assessing violence.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration: (SAMHSA)
Treatment Improvement Protocol 58. Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) This guide reviews screening tools for alcohol use and interventions for pregnant women and women of childbearing age and outlines methods for identifying people living with FASD and modifying treatment accordingly.

The Addiction and the Family International Network (AFINet)
AFINet is an international platform & brings together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners; promotes the well-being of family members, friends and colleagues who are affected by or concerned about another person’s problems with or addiction to alcohol, other drugs or gambling; develops research, policy and practice in the field.