ERIC Number: ED318976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Substance Use among Pregnant Women: The Report of the Task Force for the Prevention of Substance Use among Pregnant Women.
Kayye, Paul T.; Relos, Ruth
This document contains a report from the North Carolina Task Force for the Prevention of Substance Use Among Pregnant Women, a task force established to develop a long-range plan to decrease infant death and disability due to exposure to toxic substances in utero. The executive summary identifies four major problem areas which negatively affect prevention and treatment efforts: (1) lack of substance abuse prevention and treatment services for women; (2) absence of programs that meet the needs of substance using/abusing pregnant women; (3) lack of a system which facilitates the interaction of human service personnel who serve women in their child-bearing years and human service personnel concerned with the prevention and treatment of substance abuse; and (4) lack of awareness on the part of professional workers and the general public of the problems posed by maternal use of toxic substances during pregnancy. This report contains recommendations and strategies developed by the task force to address problem areas associated with substance use during pregnancy. Recommendations are included under five categories: treatment, education (kindergarten to college, health and other helping professionals, direct service providers, and general public), social services, legislative issues, and data base. Seven appendices include: a list of local health departments; Oregon's proposed program standards for treatment of women; and area mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse programs. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Office for Children and the Family.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina