This survey’s main objective is to acquire information from families in the community on; whether they are accomplishing their tasks or not, what impediments are they experiencing while completing tasks and the insight of the clients. The survey will assess substance abuse and parenting skills in various families in the community. The survey covers a community of 200 families. The average family size is 4.
The target audience for the parenting skills will be the parents. Statistics show that 85% of the families in the community have both parents, 10% are single mothers, 2% are single fathers while the rest are the young parents that comprise youths who gave birth while still staying with their parents.
For substance abuse, the survey will assess the age of the victims, the age at which they started abusing drugs, what kind of drugs they abuse and their family background. Therefore this study will cover people of all ages, children, youths, middle aged people and the elderly. The survey will be guided by the following ten questions.
1. What is the age of the parents in the family?
2. How do the parents view the concept of child upbringing, and what have they done to improve their child upbringing?
3. How the children (only those over the age of 16) do interviewed think of their parents’ parental skills?
4. Do elderly parents have better parenting skills compared to the younger ones?
5. Is there any difference in parenting skills for the single parents, young parents and the normal couple parents?
6. What is the view of the individuals on drug and substance abuse?
7. What types of drugs do the people assessed abuse, do the drug and substance abuse victims know about the negative effects of the drugs on their health and life as a whole?
8. What is the age of the drug and substance abuse victims, and when did they start abusing drugs?
9. What was the influence that led the victims to abusing drugs, and would the victims be willing to stop abusing drugs if asked to stop?
10. What is the attitude of family and friends towards the victims, have they influenced any of their family and friends into abusing drugs, and how have they fared in their profession after they became drug and substance abusers?
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