Children of Substance Using Parents: Pathways to Risk and Resilience
Brown bag lunch; light refreshments provided.
This is a free event, but registration is required (see below) by Friday, February 19.
Rina D. Eiden, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Research Institute on Addictions
University at Buffalo
Children of substance abusing parents are at high risk for a multitude of problems throughout development. However, not all children exposed to the risk of parental substance abuse exhibit poor outcomes and there may be multiple pathways to risk and resilience among these children. Understanding these pathways and factors contributing to resilience among children exposed to the risk of parental substance abuse may be informative for timing and content of preventive interventions.
These issues will be presented using data from an ongoing program of research on parental substance use beginning in pregnancy and ending in adolescence. The implications of these findings for preventive interventions at multiple levels (child, family, school) will be discussed.