ERIC Number: ED353044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Crack and AIDS Babies. Fostering Families. A Specialized Training Program Designed for Foster Care Workers & Foster Care Parents.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; Mallea, Evelyn
This module is part of a training program for foster parents and foster care workers offered at Colorado State University. The module examines the effects of maternal alcohol and crack use during the prenatal period on infants, and the transmission of AIDS to infants. The module's learning objectives address: (1) foster care concerns for medically fragile infants; (2) the identification of symptoms of infants who have fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), have been exposed prenatally to drugs, or have AIDS; (3) special considerations in working with drug- or alcohol-exposed children and children with AIDS; and (4) coping skills for foster parents and foster care workers to use in working with alcohol- and drug-exposed babies. The module consists of five lectures which include reading materials, charts, and activities for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 provides an overview of the problem of prenatal drug exposure. Lectures 2 and 3 examine the characteristics of, developmental problems of, and special concerns in caring for infants who have FAS or have been prenatally exposed to cocaine. Symptoms of AIDS in babies and concerns in caring for a baby with AIDS are discussed in lecture 4. Lecture 5 suggests ways of comforting, interacting with, and caring for drug- and alcohol-exposed infants. A form for evaluating the module is appended. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.