Moyer Foundation’s Camp Mariposa® Program
The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Mariposa® Program is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa was designed in consultation with Claudia Black, an internationally recognized pioneer in the area of addiction and its impact on children. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to all families. Children ages 9-12 attend transformational weekend camps multiple times a year. Campers participate in fun traditional camp activities combined with education and support exercises led by mental health professionals and trained mentors. Additional educational, social and mentoring activities are offered for campers, teens, and their families throughout the year. These activities build knowledge, coping skills, confidence and an opportunity to connect with one another. Led by mental health professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Mariposa provides a safe, fun and supportive environment critical to help break the cycle of addiction. Camp Mariposa currently offers 66 free camp sessions a year at 11 locations around the country including Los Angeles and San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; Sarasota, and St. Petersburg, FL; Eastern Kentucky; New Orleans, LA; South Bend, IN; Nashua, NH; Philadelphia, PA; and Seattle, WA
NACoA - United Kingdom
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics-United Kingdom addresses the plight of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or similar addictive problems. It offers information, advice, and support directly to COAs through a free confidential Helpline and its web site. It also works to educate professionals who are in contact with COAs, to raise public awareness and promote research into the nature and extent of the problems they face.
Bristol United Kingdom
Interessenvertretung fur Kinder aus suchtfamilien e.V. was founded in 2004 as a non-profit organization under German law. It aims to “improve the situation of children from addicted families, to inform the public about the problems of children from addicted families by means of public relations work and the provision of assistance for these children.” NACOA Deutschland advocates for children and families at the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag). In cooperation with the Berlin Senate for Education, it participates in training for teachers engaged in drug prevention in the schools. It has translated, printed, and distributed NACoA’s “Kit for Early Childhood Professionals” and the guide for healthcare professionals. It has also translated many other NACoA documents and posted them on its website or printed them as leaflets. NACOA Deutschland has arranged several national conferences on Children of Addicts and hosts the annual nationwide COA Week. Currently an online helpdesk for adolescents from addicted families and a telephone helpline for teachers and child care workers are being established.