ERIC Number: ED314165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Cocaine: Treatment and Child Care.
Howze, Kate; Howze, Wendell M.
Information concerning the treatment and care of children addicted to cocaine is provided. Contents: (1) describe the drug; (2) put cocaine use in its historical and demographic perspectives; (3) report findings of a study documenting the incidence of maternal substance abuse in Pinellas County, Florida; (4) point out false perceptions, misconceptions, and myths related to cocaine; (5) provide the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation's answers to questions about cocaine use during pregnancy; (6) list substances most commonly abused during pregnancy and their effects on mother and baby; (7) describe techniques mothers may use to comfort their addicted babies; (8) list characteristics of children addicted to cocaine and their parents; and (9) describe the goals and objectives of a preschool intervention substance abuse curriculum that focuses on improving toddlers' and preschoolers' self-esteem, ability to resist peer pressure, and knowledge about drugs. Concluding sections explore the likely future of day care services and list sources of additional information. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Factsheets presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Atlanta, GA, November 2-5, 1989).