Support for Children and Young People in Families Affected by Alcohol or Other Drug Use


Dr Tim Moore, Fiona Dempster, Prof Morag McArthur

Funding Source:

Carer Recognition Grants Program


This project explored the lived experiences, nature of care responsibilities, support needs and service responses to children, young people and families affected by alcohol and other drugs. Working in collaboration with local young carer service, CYCLOPS ACT, ICPS re-analysed data from a previous study, interviewed young people and stakeholders, and worked with peer leaders to determine how to best meet the needs of these families.


Research monograph

Noble-Carr, D., Moore, T., & McArthur, M. (2008). Who Cares? Experiences of young people living with a family member who has an alcohol or other drug issue. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Associated publications

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2011). Different but the same? Exploring the experiences of young people caring for a parent with an alcohol or other drug issue. Journal of Youth Studies, 14(2), 161-177.