Children of Alcoholics (COA) Week is a campaign led by Nacoa (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems.
Imagine coming home from school and dreading what you might find. Imagine having no friends because you’re too embarrassed to bring them home in case mom or dad are drunk, or worse. Imagine living in a home full of fear and having no one to turn to because everyone denies there’s a problem.
Together we can increase awareness of this hidden problem and the support available. Find out how you can help children of all ages know they are not alone.
This year, under the slogan “All you need is Love”, the Children of Alcoholics week activities of Active – Sobriety, Friendship and Peace reflect on love and safety, as not just feelings that children experience, but also part of children’s rights.
Children of Alcoholics Week is celebrated internationally each year during the week in which Valentine’s Day falls. There are organisations holding COA Week activities in USA, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Slovenia.
For more information on how alcohol affects children and families, please click here.
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