I Am Special
The I AM Special project consists of six approximatly 90 minute long evening sessions. Participants must plan to attend all six sessions. They are:
At every group there is a time for a snack, a large group activity and an individual activity.
There is no cost to participate in this project, and referrals may be made by therapists, teachers, counselors, social workers, and all other helping professionals. Self referrals are also accepted.
The Hope Council welcomes donations to help in its mission of serving children of addiction. The following items are always in demand for I Am Special:
The Hope Council is also in need of volunteers who are interested in helping children of addiction.
Addiction affects the entire family, but with a little support from caring adults, children of addiction may develop autonomy and independence; develop strong social orientations and social skills; engage in acts of “required helpfulness”; develop close bonds with caregivers; cope successfully with emotionally hazardous experiences; perceive their experiences constructively, even if those experiences cause pain and suffering; and develop day-to-day coping strategies. (National Association for Children of Alcoholics)
Children of addiction need to be taught the Seven C’s: You didn’t cause it; you can’t cure it; you can’t control it. You can help take care of your feelings by communicating your feelings, making healthy choices, and celebrating being yourself. (National Association for Children of Alcoholics)
Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, Inc.
5942-6th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: (262) 658-8166
Fax: (262) 658-8210