Item description for Risk and Resilience: Adults Who Were the Children of Problem Drinkers by Richard Velleman & Jim Orford...
Risk and Resilience looks at the issue of young adults who grew up in families where a parent, and sometimes both, had a drinking problem. Alcohol-related problems are now recognized as being near the very top of the world league table of health and social problems. Since the large majority of problem drinkers are adults aged between 22 and 55, many are parents with children or adolescents in their care. In the USA alone, there are estimated to be over six million children under the age of 18 living with a parent with a drinking problem, and over 22 million adults - one in every eight American adults - who were brought up with a parent who had a drinking problem. Clearly, many children who grow up in this sort of environment have a difficult childhood. Velleman and Orford examine the question of what happens to such children when they grow up. Risk and Resilience focuses on three main themes: What is the likelihood of such young adults developing drinking problems themselves? Wha
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2000
ISBN 9058231968 ISBN13 9789058231963
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More About Richard Velleman & Jim Orford
Richard Velleman is Professor of Mental Health Research at the University of Bath (UoB), a consultant clinical psychologist with the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP), and Director of the AWP/UoB Mental Health Research and Development Unit. His previous books include "Clinical Handbook of Co-existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems" (edited, with Amanda Baker, 2006).
Eric Davis is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of West of England (UWE) and a consultant clinical psychologist with the Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust. He is the Trust lead, and the National Institute for Mental Health, England (NIMHE) southwest associate, for early intervention in psychosis and helped to set up the Integrated Approaches to Serious Mental Illness course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Gina Smith is a consultant nurse with the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and is the Trust lead for psychosocial interventions. She is a co-facilitator on the Integrated Approaches to Serious Mental Illness course at the University of Gloucestershire and is the Clinical Director of Studies for the postgraduate programme in mental health practice at the University of Bath.
Michael Drage is a carer who has been involved with the Family Work for Psychosis service in the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust for many years, both as someone receiving help from the service, and as a key participant in training and information courses about the family work service. He is now a lead carer-researcher with the AWP's Family Work for Psychosis service.
Richard Velleman has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Bath University of Bath, UK University of Bath Universit.