ERIC Number: ED320358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Children of Cocaine: Facing the Issues.
Fact Find, n4 Apr 1990
Statistical data illustrate the incidence of babies who have been prenatally exposed to cocaine. The damaging effects of maternal cocaine use on the fetus, infant, and young child are described, including: (1) prenatal strokes, malformed kidneys and limbs, and deformed hearts and lungs; (2) physical problems, social and emotional problems, and impaired learning in the first years of life; and (3) problems with interpersonal relationships and school in the preschool and early school years. The damaging effects of cocaine on families and on social services, health services, and educational services are also noted. Four proposed solutions to this social problem are outlined, along with their possible drawbacks. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Early Education and Development.