Among facts on children and alcoholism:
* An estimated 28 million Americans have at least one alcoholic parent.
* An estimated 15 million to 18 million children presently live with an alcoholic parent.
* Children of alcoholics are at higher risk for developing alcoholism themselves and marrying an alcoholic.
* In 90 percent of child-abuse cases alcoholism is a factor.
* The majority of child-incest cases are in alcoholic homes.
* Children of alcoholics are frequently victims of neglect, violence and exploitation.
* Children of alcoholics are prone to learning disabilities, attempted and completed suicides, eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and unhealthy overachievement.
"Interestingly," says clinical social worker Tarpley Richards, "the problems of most children of alcoholics remain invisible because their coping behavior tends to be approval-seeking, which is socially acceptable."
Seminar series on "Adult Children of Alcoholics"--Offered by Counseling Associates, Inc., tonight, June 13 and June 20 from 7:30-9:30, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Cost: $10 each evening or $25 for the series. 466-2606 for information.
Washington Area Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (WACADA)--Hotline, 783-1300.
Al-Anon and Alateen--882-1334.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)--P.O. Box 421691, San Francisco 94142. Phone: 415-431-1366. Membership: $20, includes newsletter subscription.