Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Children and adolescents who are affected by the alcoholism of a parent or loved one often do not know about or have access to the services that Al-Anon has to provide them, namely Alateen. The researcher chose this particular topic because of personal experience growing up with an alcoholic. To start the project, contact was made with the district representative from Al-Anon, as well as the intervention counselor at Seaside High School. A survey was given to college students questioning whether they would have benefitted from Alateen when they were younger. A survey directly from the Alateen website was also given to students at Seaside High School to ensure that the need at this location was present. The findings showed that many students at Seaside High School are struggling with parental alcoholism and many college students wish they had access to or knowledge about a group like Alateen. Once it was shown that there is need at Seaside High School, the researcher found an Al-Anon member qualified to sponsor an Alateen group. Then approval was obtained to start an Alateen group on Seaside High School campus during school hours, to begin the 2013-2014 school year.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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