‘Ruby’s dad’ – With guidelines for schools


This storybook is for children aged 6-11 years whose parent or relative has a drinking problem. The first page feature guidelines and suggestions for schools about the way this text should be used.

It is suggested that the text not be used in classrooms, but that schools or teachers call for specific guidance and information:

‘Given the sensitive nature of Ruby’s story, it is important that the book is not used in classroom settings. If you know of a child like Ruby in your school and want to know how you can help, call the Alcohol Drug Helpline for confidential information, advice and support 0800 787 797.’

Frances Rabone
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Health Promotion Agency & Skylight
New Zealand

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