Addiction Policy Forum Releases “Children Impacted by Addiction: A Toolkit for Educators”

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

By Addiction Policy Forum


Addiction Policy Forum Releases

“Children Impacted by Addiction: A Toolkit for Educators” New toolkit to help children impacted by parental substance use disorder




Washington, DC  — Today Addiction Policy Forum, in collaboration with Addiction Policy Leadership Action Network (APLAN) and the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA)) released Children Impacted by Addiction: A Toolkit for Educators.


“I know firsthand the impact of parental substance use disorder, challenges that far too many children today are facing which often includes trauma, instability, and neglect,” says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, president and CEO of Addiction Policy Forum. “A Toolkit for Educators is a roadmap for teachers, administrators and policymakers to utilize to help children impacted by addiction.”


“The teacher is a second parent,” says Sis Wenger president and CEO of National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA). “Most want to help but don’t have the tools and skills to deal effectively with a ch