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ERIC Number: ED258367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Pages: 208
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Action for Prevention. Proceedings of the Virginia Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Prevention Conference (Williamsburg, Virginia, December 14-16, 1983).
Virginia Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council, Richmond.; Virginia State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Richmond. Office of Prevention and Information Services.; Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Office of Academic Affairs.; Association for Retarded Citizens of Virginia.
This report of proceedings includes a keynote address "Prevention of Mental Retardation Circa 1983" (G. Tarjan) and eight papers from a keynote panel. Papers include: "Genetic Issues" (G. Oakley); "Impact of Intervention on High-Risk Children" (J. Gallagher); "Perinatal Issues" (G. Avery); "Social Issues" (J. Mercer); "Feasible Goals for Prevention of Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities" (H. Moser); "Prevention of Developmental Disabilities: Fundamental Considerations for Public Policy" (A. Crocker); "Prevention of Developmental Disabilities: Federal Action" (J. Elder); and "Prevention of Developmental Disabilities: Model State Plan" (R. Guthrie). Following these papers is an address entitled "Prevention in Virginia" by Virginia state governor Charles Robb. Workshop discussions are then summarized for 16 topic areas, including statewide genetic and perinatal care services, prevention of preterm births, newborn and infant screening, environmental hazards of early childhood, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. More than 125 recommendations are made regarding genetics, perinatal health, early childhood, and administration and philosophy. Concluding remarks and comments summarize Virginia's progress and present reactions of state officials to the recommendations. (CL)
Virginia Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, P.O. Box 1797, Richmond, VA 23219 (one copy free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council, Richmond.; Virginia State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Richmond. Office of Prevention and Information Services.; Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Office of Academic Affairs.; Association for Retarded Citizens of Virginia.