ERIC Number: ED314920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-27
Reference Count: N/A
Born Hooked: Confronting the Impact of Perinatal Substance Abuse. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
This hearing was called to develop a better understanding of the damage to women and their babies resulting from substance abuse during pregnancy. The hearing transcript addresses prevalence and trends, impacts on mothers and children, impacts on health care costs, impacts on the child welfare system, legal and health policy issues, intervention strategies, and policy recommendations. The document contains statements, letters, and supplemental materials from: (1) Congressional Representatives Thomas Bliley, Jr., Ronald Machtley, George Miller, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Rangel, and Curt Weldon; (2) nurses, doctors, child development specialists, health educators, hospital directors, and substance abuse specialists; (3) attorneys; and (4) a representative of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Included are the findings from a telephone survey of 14 public and 4 private hospitals in 15 cities, and article reprints from a newsletter and two medical journals. (JDD)
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Hearings, Infants, Mothers, Perinatal Influences, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Substance Abuse
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.