ERIC Number: ED334805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Crack/Cocaine: An Overview and Directory.
Minisman-Chin, Linda; And Others
This compilation presents background information and a resource directory concerning the growing dilemma of crack-exposed infants. Information on the incidence of crack use among women of child-bearing age is reviewed. The effects of crack on young children are outlined, and ways in which parents, educators, and other professionals can help these children towards a normal lifestyle are explored. The document includes a glossary, a list of possible effects of prenatal exposure to cocaine and alcohol, prevention strategies, intervention strategies, treatment and rehabilitation approaches, the role of the school in working with substance-abused children, a description of a model program, a reprint of selected pages from a report of the Hillsborough County (Florida) Public Schools titled "Strategies for Teaching Young Children at Risk and/or Prenatally Exposed to Drugs," and a reprint of "Today's Challenge: Teaching Strategies for Working with Young Children at Risk due to Pre-natal Substance Exposure" prepared by the Los Angeles (California) Unified School District. The following types of resource information are provided in an appendix: (1) a list of state and territorial resources in the areas of drug abuse and mental health; (2) toll-free drug hotline numbers; (3) a list of federal agencies; (4) a list of national organizations; and (5) a list of information services with toll-free telephone numbers. Includes approximately 50 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Project Seminar, City University of New York.