Alateen Corner

By | November 7, 2019

Ideas and suggestions to help support Alateen

On February 12, 2022, the Ontario South Alateen Coordinator and the Ontario South Alateen Process Person held a workshop with the theme ‘How can Al-Anon support Alateen?’

Here are some ideas that were suggested during that workshop:

  • Have Alateen literature available at your Al-Anon meetings for members to review,
  • purchase, or read;
  • Display the Alateen card at meetings (with locations of any Alateen meetings in your area), and read/share on it at your meeting;
  • Read from and share on Alateen literature in meetings;
  • Let new Al-Anon members know about Alateen, and advise them if there is a meeting in
  • their area;
  • Encourage members with children to bring them to Alateen meetings;
  • If there is an Alateen meeting in your area, remind the members at your meeting
  • regularly;
  • Attend open Alateen meetings (typically gratitude or anniversary);
  • Invite an Alateen member to share at a speaker meeting, or an Al-Anon day;
  • Remember, and remind others, that any teenager affected by alcoholism is welcome to
  • attend an Al-Anon meeting;
  • If an Alateen group is seeking space to meet, consider whether there is another meeting
  • room available in the building your group meets, that could be offered;
  • If there is an Alateen group meeting in the same area/building, consider having joint
  • meetings from time to time, so the Al-Anon members learn about Alateen, and the
  • Alateen members learn about Al-Anon;
  • Be open to, and ask ask your Al-Anon group to consider requests for financial support for
  • Alateen events and conferences;
  • If you are a member of an organizing committee for an Al-Anon conference, or a
  • conference with Al-Anon participation, create space in the program for an Alateen
  • speaker, or even an Alateen program. (For an Alateen program, you would need to have an AMIAS as the Alateen Coordinator. They could help find an Alateen program chair.)

(Posted on March 15, 2021)

The below sections in the Ontario South Policies & Guidelines Manual (APM) apply to Alateen

11A-Alateen General
11B-AMIAS Certification (was: SAM Certification)
11C-Group Registration
11D-Additional Safety Guidelines
11E-Safety Guidelines for Conferences
11F-Alateen Advisory Committee
11G-New OSAAC Charter
11H- New OSAAC Finances

Forms for Alateens that want to participate in events
Section 10 – Form A: Information and Permission Form
Section 10 – Form B: Medical Form

Forms to register a new Alateen group or to make changes to an exiting Alateen group:
Section 10 – WSO forms

Frequently used abbreviations

AMIAS – Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (previously: SAM – Supportive Al-Anon Member)
AAPP – Area Alateen Process Person OSAAC – Ontario South Alateen Advisory Committee
OSAAC – Ontario South Alateen Advisory Committee