ERIC Number: ED336204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Parenting Children Who Have Been Prenatally Exposed to Drugs or Alcohol: A Handbook for Foster and Adoptive Parents.
Bauer, Anne M.; And Others
This manual provides an overview of the early child development of normal children with low birthweight who have been exposed to drugs before birth. The research on children exposed to cocaine and alcohol during the prenatal period is reviewed, as are the results of studies showing deficiencies in language and social development of drug-exposed children. Ways for foster parents to help children with these deficiencies are suggested. Issues relating to the parenting of drug-exposed children concern stress, burnout, and child and parent characteristics. Suggestions for parenting stressful children involve diet and exercise, relaxation techniques, social support systems, and time management. A discussion of behavior management of drug-exposed children addresses the ultimate goal of children's self-management; the reasons children do what they do; and the special problems of children who have been maltreated. The referral process for special education, the categories of special education children, special education services, and ways of helping a child in special education are described for parents with school-age children. A glossary of technical terms is included. An appendix describes a study that examined the effects of crack babies on the child welfare system. (76 footnotes; 108 references) (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cincinnati Univ., OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Behavior; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome