Why should I support NACoA?
NACoA programs and materials are based on solid science and are effective. They provide the needed tools and education to those who are in contact with children on a daily basis — teachers, physicians, social workers, faith communities, court personnel. They also provide information and supportive material directly to children and families who are struggling with the impact of addiction. As a result, they reduce the number of children whose lives are disrupted by a family member’s alcohol or drug use, and they promote resilience in the children who are impacted.
NACoA’s extensive experience and its authoritative advisors guide the ongoing quality and effectiveness of its programs.
NACoA-developed programs and materials bring great relief to children when they come to understand their parent’s illness and that the problems in the family are not their fault.
The programs free them to develop more normally and devote their attention to being children instead of maintaining a focus on coping with the chronic stress in the family.
Children who attend these programs are known to improve their school attendance and school performance and experience an improvement in the quality of their lives.
This problem touches just about everyone in one way or another. In your neighborhood or among your children’s friends, one in four may be hiding their embarrassment, confusion, hurt or shame about what’s going on at home.