Kids from homes affected by alcoholism and drug addiction have it tough. Caught in the maelstrom of the disease, children struggle to understand what’s going on and why. Parents struggle with what to say to kids about the madness. And everyone needs a break.
Kids Camp at The Council is the break families need. Held at The Council on Recovery March 16-18, Kids Camp is a prevention and support program for kids ages 7-12 from families affected by alcoholism and/or addiction. The three-day program helps kids learn they are not alone and that other children and families have similar experiences.
Kids Camp at The Council uses art, games, role-play, and other fun activities to help children learn to identify and express feelings, develop self-care skills, and deepen communication with their parents. Parents or caregivers join their children for a portion of the program focusing on education and support, and all services are provided in a safe, confidential, and nurturing setting.
“Kids Camp helps parents and children open lines of communications and heal the hurt in their relationships,” says Kierstin Thornhill, MS, Coordinator of Children’s Clinical Services. “By learning about addiction in an age-appropriate way, kids gain valuable insight and understanding. The entire family learns new skills and is given the tools to recover. Above all, children learn that addiction is not their fault.”
To make it easy for families to participate, Kids Camp at The Council is being held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the upcoming spring break week, March 16-18. Space is limited, call for more information 281-200-9270.