Parental alcohol misuse: what are the effects on children?

Shayler, Hollie Tanya Shirley (2016) Parental alcohol misuse: what are the effects on children? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    In 2004, the Prime Ministers Strategy Unit estimated that there were between "780,000 and 1.3 million children affected by parental alcohol problems". It has been identified that there are many risk factors that may be present when a child lives with a parent who misuses alcohol, these being, neglect, secrecy, role reversal, anxiety, emotional impacts of stigma, increased risk of emotional abuse or exposure to violence (O'Connor, Forrester, Holland and Williams, 2014, p.66). However, although these risk factors have been identified there is still a limited amount of research conducted within this topic area.
    The author has undertaken a systematic literature review in order to explore and critically analyse relevant literature that addresses the effects that parental alcohol misuse has on children. The author critically appraised six studies enabling the identification of the following themes; Firstly, keeping quiet, secondly, taking on the parenting role and lastly, working with children who have a parent that misuses alcohol. The author recommends that a greater amount of research is required to be conducted in order to have a wider view of the effects parental alcohol misuse is having on children.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:14
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:14

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