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Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Resource Books NOW AVAILABLE at West Royalty School Library

Through a Parent Engagement Grant from the PEI Home & School Federation, the West Royalty Home & School Association recently held a session with Jennifer Cairns-Burke, Coordinator of Prevention, Education and Early Intervention with Addictions PEI, to assist parents in starting a conversation around drugs and alcohol. Some resource books related to addiction were also purchased with these funds. These titles are now available in our school library to be checked out/borrowed. Please visit the library to take advantage of these resources.

Thanks to our Teacher Librarian, Karen MacKinnon for taking care of cataloguing these books so efficiently. 

For Parents (interestingly written by father and son):
  • Sheff, David. Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through his son's addiction. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. 
  • Sheff, Nic. TWEAK: Growing Up On Methamphetamines. New York: Ginsee Seo Books, 2008.
  • Sheff, Nic. We All Fall Down Living With Addiction. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2012.
Children's books (for when a parent is an addict):
  • Centre For Addition and Mental Health. Wishes and Worries: Coping With A Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2011. (3 copies)
  • Hastings, Jill. An Elephant in the Living Room. Center City: Hazelden, 1984. (3 copies; workbook with activities)
Do you have ideas for future Parent Engagement sessions? If so, please let us know at westroyaltyhs@gmail.com.