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Resources 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.


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.


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.

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