Fragile Childhood in English
The Fragile Childhood activity has begun in 1986 and has been established as a well-known form of activity in Finland. Its goal is to help children who suffer from parental alcohol misuse.
The programme works on three levels:
- equipping professionals and
- activating the civil society as well as
- providing children with direct help through new methods.
Fragile Childhood is funded by the Finnish Slot Machine Association.
PROJECT MATERIAL IN ENGLISH
Teuvo Peltoniemi: Prevalence and harms for children of alcohol families in Finland according to the national 1994, 2004 and 2009 Fragile Childhood surveys » See the presentation on Encare webpage
Ombudsman for Children and A-Clinic Foundation with NGO's:
Initiative to the Minister of Health and Social Affairs on reducing the use of alcohol and the problems caused to children from parental drinking, Janaury 2007. » Download pdf
Presentations in conferences and seminars
Minna Ilva: E-based interventions strenghtening children of substance misusing parents: case Shadow World, Ljubljana 22 January 2009 » Download pdf
Minna Ilva: Innovative services for helping children of substance abusing parents (work shop presentation in International Forum for Child Welfare, in Cardiff, UK October 2008.) » Download pdf
Teuvo Peltoniemi: Trying to influence the process of a social problem. The Fragile Childhood project in Finland since 1986. » Download pdf
Holmila, Marja; Ilva, Minna; Itäpuisto, Maritta; Järventaus, Antti: Web-based questionnaire as a venue of data collection on children's and adolescents' experiences and needs in families with an alcohol- or drug using parent. (Paper to the Conference on Methodological Challenges in Childhood and Family Research Tampere October 2007). » Sent upon request
Email addresses are in the format of forename.surname[at]a-klinikka.fi
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