A Program for Children and Youth
Caring For Kids offers children ages 6-17 years of age emotional, social and physical alternatives to the fear and anxiety of living in a home interrupted by alcoholism or another substance use disorder.
For more information please contact:
Family Services Counselor
816-361-1544 extension 106
Who Are High Risk Children?
High risk is a term given to children who live or have lived with someone who is abusing alcohol or other drugs.
High risk children are three to four times more likely to abuse alcohol or another drug than children from families without a history of addiction. Research suggests there are genetic and environmental link which make these children vulnerable to addiction.
High risk children need:
The program taught me that my dad has a disease.
I can still love him, I just don't have to like what he does, and it's not my fault.
Caring for Kids participant
The Caring for Kids program helps children: