ERIC Number: ED351812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Child/Caregiver Relationships of Prenatally Substance-Exposed Children Birth to Three with Early Intervention Techniques Facilitated by Infant Development Instructors.
Klingler, Susan S.
This practicum focused on the improvement of parent/caregiver relationships with approximately 65 children (ages birth through age 3) prenatally exposed to drugs or alcohol. The project utilized six Infant Development Instructors and local health support services. The 8-month program implementation involved Infant Development Instructor training, dissemination of information regarding available services to caregivers, pre-assessment and post-assessment of child/caregiver involvement, and implementation of a caregiver support group. Results indicated increased access by caregivers to more services; observed improvement in 3 of 11 desirable behaviors; and substantial improvement in the amount, quality, and appropriateness of these behaviors. The Infant Development Instructors showed substantial improvement in attitude, and caregiver attendance at the two support group locations remained consistent throughout the 8-month period. Extensive appendices include documentation of increased numbers of substance-exposed infants; the attitude survey of Infant Development Instructors; the parent/caregiver questionnaire on local available services; suggestions for Infant Development Instructors' home visitations; an infant developmental intake checklist; a list of curriculum model programs; and an agency referral guide. (Contains 55 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Alcohol Abuse, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Congenital Impairments, Delivery Systems, Drug Abuse, Early Intervention, Home Visits, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Education, Referral, Services, Social Support Groups, Substance Abuse, Toddlers
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fetal Drug Exposure
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.