Children Matter at His House

February 22, 2017 - - 0 Comments

Children are important to us At His House and New Creation

Welcome to all of you. This is Mark. Just a quick into to let you know that my primary goal at His House and New Creation is work with children who live in the house with a parent/relative addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. I have been working in this field for over 13 years with MFT’s. I have seen thousands of families heal through the recovery process.  One thing that works is that as the patients do their recovery, the codependents/enablers do their work but children are much time left out of this process. Kids are narcissistic, as they should be. Kids, who grow up in addicted homes grow up feeling that there are the responsible ones for their parent to drink and use. Working with these 6-17 year olds allows me to educate them on the disease concept. Though a process of weekly writings and sharing those readings ins the family group sessions,  these kids are allowed to heal and to also understand that no matter what they say or do, they are NOT cause for the parent to drink or use. Their writings and drawings help them to understand.  What I remind them is that I am going to teach them how to live their lives whether their parent/family members choose to drink or use or not. I have been a middle school educator for over 30 years and my teaching has proven to be very effective in working with children.  The miracle of the program of recovery brings joy to healing families.

Mark Platt

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