ERIC Number: ED349737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
[Drug Exposed Infants and Their Families.]
Fenichel, Emily, Ed.
Zero to Three, v13 n1 Aug-Sep 1992
This bulletin issue addresses the theme of drug-exposed infants and the services required by these infants and their families. "Cocaine-Exposed Infants: Myths and Misunderstandings" (Barbara J. Myers and others) comments on the negative accounts of drug-exposed babies presented by mass media and reviews the mix of positive and negative findings actually revealed by research. "Interventions To Strengthen Relationships between Infants and Drug-Abusing or Recovering Parents" (Jeree H. Pawl) presents case studies to illustrate that, to improve the lives of young children and parents affected by drug use, practitioners need to pay as much attention to the qualities of the relationship of parent and child as to the drug use itself. "Integrating Parent Support into Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs" (Cathie Harvey and others) describes inservice training for staff members and workshops for resident mothers who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. "Foster Parenting the Drug-Affected Baby" (Ellen White) examines the types of support that help foster parents care for drug-affected infants, sources of such support, and strategies to find supports that are not readily forthcoming. "Working with Addicted Women in Recovery and Their Children: Lessons Learned in Boston City Hospital's Women and Infants Clinic" (Margot Kaplan-Sanoff and Kathleen Fitzgerald Rice) describes a "one-stop shopping" model to offer health services for parent and child, developmental services, drug treatment, and case management for cocaine-exposed children and their drug-involved families."Peer Support for Service Providers" (Sandy Sachs) describes a peer support group developed for early intervention providers in substance abuse treatment programs. "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE): A Lifespan View, with Implications for Early Intervention" (Heather Carmichael Olson and others) helps care providers shape realistic expectations and gives new ideas for their work with fetal alcohol-affected children and their families. "Tobacco Control Advocacy: Winning the War on Tobacco" (Michele Bloch) reviews the health hazards and demographics of tobacco use and discusses the tobacco industry's strategies to oppose health promotion. The bulletin also reviews publications and videotapes, describes activities of the Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, and lists upcoming conferences. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Cocaine, Congenital Impairments, Counseling Techniques, Drug Abuse, Early Intervention, Foster Family, Health Services, Infants, Mass Media, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Prenatal Influences, Residential Programs, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Videotape Recordings
Zero to Three, National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, P.O. Box 96529, Washington, DC 20090-6529 ($29.00 per year for 6 issues).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.