"Children of substance abusing parents are likely to experience guilt, anxiety, embarrassment, inability to have close relationships, confusion, and anger," said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. "This program offers children help early on which is important in preventing more serious problems for the child later in life, including substance abuse and mental disorders. The key is helping children understand they are not responsible for the problems of their parents."
There will be 12 grants which will be administered by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; using approximately $4.2 million per year, the awardees will be eligible for up to $370,000 per year for up to four years.
The awardees and the first year amounts of their grants are:
- Superior Court of California, Riverdale, Calif. $370,000
- Clark County, Vancouver, Wash. $370,000
- Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, Calif. $370,000
- Colorado Judicial Department, Denver, Colo. $369,090
- Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Oklahoma City, Okla. $370,000
- Administrative Office of the Courts/Nebraska Supreme Court, Lincoln, Nebraska $369,856
- County of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif. $370,000
- San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health - Drug & Alcohol Services San Luis
Obispo, Calif. $370,000
- Dunklin County, Kennett, Mo. $119,082
- Butte County, Chino, Calif. $370,000
- Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Sacramento, Calif. $370,000
- Pima County Juvenile Court, Tucson, Ariz. $369,993