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Monday, February 27, 2012

HIDDEN REALITIES: | Children’s Exposure to Risks from Parental Drinking

The overall purpose of this research study is to collate the research evidence and to help profile the extent of hazardous and harmful use of alcohol on children in Ireland, in particular in the North West Region. The research aims

• To gather data on the negative effects of parental and other adult drinking habits on children
• To gather data on the effectiveness of health and social care responses to such harm
• To make recommendations to ensure greater
protection for children and to reduce children’s
exposure to risk from alcohol
• To make recommendations to improve the health and social services response for children and their families

The findings of this research will provide valuable new evidence on the extent of the problem, establish baseline measures against which future activities can be measured and help inform the development of appropriate support family mechanisms in the North West and Nationwide.

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