“The mission of Family Focus—one of the nation’s flagship family support programs since 1976—is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities. Family Focus offers innovative, community-based programs that help parents, grandparents, and foster and adoptive parents, gain confidence and competence as the primary
“The 12 Steps for Adult Children is a unique tool for the millions of adults who suffer the effects of having grown up in a dysfunctional environment. Children raised in addictive & other dysfunctional families rarely develop a sense of personal security or genuine feelings of self-worth. Seldom feeling safe & loved as children, they are
“With her reassuring and informative approach, Claudia Black expertly identifies common issues faced by children who grew up in alcoholic families-shame, neglect, unreasonable role expectations, and physical abuse. Using narratives and profiles, she describes survival techniques characteristic of children raised in alcoholic families, including the unspoken laws of don’t talk, don’t trust, and don’t feel.
“Families Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems.” Your identity is protected at the meetings and you are only referred to by first name. The meetings help