Highlights of Children of Alcoholics Week
(February 8-14, 2015)
COA Week Celebrated Internationally
Visit NACoA-UK's COA Week site to see the activities in Great Britain.
See the NACoA Deutschland special COA Week site
NACoA Brasil celebrated its first COA Week.
2015 AFFILIATE SERVICE AWARD TO BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics, Deutschland (NACOA–Deutschland - www.nacoa.de) was selected to receive NACoA's 2014 Meritorious Service Award which recognizes outstanding programming by a NACoA affiliate to raise public awareness of the needs of children of alcoholics (COAs) during Children of Alcoholics Week.
Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics, , the NICK NEWS with Linda Ellerbee program aired nationally during last year’s COA week. This powerful broadcast, featuring adolescent children of alcoholic parents sharing their pain, fears, sense of abandonment - and hope - as they struggled through life with an alcoholic parent, is available now on TeenNick. The Lucky Duck Productions & Linda Ellerbee received the Beamer Award from the Betty Ford Center Foundation for this documentary.
The Village Fog
There are two types of fog that cause a strong impact on the children of this Alaskan village. The first a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that obscures or restricts visibility. The second arrives on Friday nights in the form of an Alcohol and Drug truck delivery. See and hear the children in one Alaska town name their reality and ask parents to “Please Stop.”
A video from NACoA Deutschland’s website depicting the way a child’s observations at home changed their view of “playing house.”
Tools for COA Week Activities
COA Week celebrates the recovery of the many thousands of children (of all ages) who have received the help they needed to recover from the pain and losses suffered in their childhood, and it offers hope to those still suffering from the adverse impact of parental alcohol and drug addiction through educational programs, proclamations by mayors and governors, poster contests in schools, and radio, television and print media. Tools and suggestions can be found below.