'Ask me about me' DVD on parental substance misuse
Our training and awareness-raising DVD Ask me about me highlights the huge impact parental drug and alcohol misuse can have on children and young people.
It is a toolbox containing eight short films which can be used with a wide variety of audiences. The films focus on childrens' experiences, emotions and needs andthe DVD comes with a training guide containing suggested session plans, activities and general tips.
Ask me about me is invaluable resource for professionals who want to ensure that their practice is based on the child’s perspective.
Feedback for Ask me about me
Here's what a children’s services practitioner with the NSPCC had to say about Ask me about me: "I watched it with a mother with alcohol problems who wanted help in ‘getting her children to behave better’. Watching the video helped her to start to start to understand how her drinking was impacting on her children – and to start to see that the solution to better behaved children lay with her controlling her drinking rather than in focussing on her children’s behaviour."
Sam Murphy, a family intervention officer at FASA, added: "I just received the DVD resource this morning and was so impressed I wanted to give immediate feedback! I can foresee this being used extensively by our team, particularly with parents who are engaged with our service for drug and alcohol misuse. Thanks to all involved for producing it!"
For more information have a look at the Ask Me About Me DVD booklet and watch samples of the DVD below.
* Have you used our 'Ask Me About Me' DVD or any of our other resources? If so, let us know what you think. What situations did you use the resources in and what reactions did you receive to them? We would appreciate your feedback.
Order Ask me about me
You can order your copy of Ask Me About Me for £10 (excluding p&p). If you would like to place a larger order we would be happy to discuss a reduced price. Contact us to order your copy by sending a cheque, or to be invoiced.
Scenes from Ask me about me
Scene 1: I used to think it was my fault
Scene 2: Sometimes I draw to take my mind off it