ERIC Number: ED355465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Drugs, Alcohol and Pregnancy: Parents and Children At Risk. Emerging Issues. A Report.
Fallon, Stacie Alexander
The effects of drug and alcohol use by pregnant women which concern state policymakers are discussed in this booklet. Topics discussed include: (1) the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on infants and children, as well as the effects on children of drug use by mothers during pregnancy; (2) initiatives aimed at helping these children; (3) women addicts and alcoholics, including statistics which show that substance abuse during pregnancy appears to cut across racial and socioeconomic lines; (4) initiatives aimed at helping the mother; (5) the relationship of substance abuse and child abuse; (6) state action concerning pregnant women who are suspected of using a controlled substance; (7) foster care or care outside the home of children of drug addicts; (8) state foster care initiatives; (9) the concerns of educators about drug-exposed children in the school systems; (10) miscellaneous state actions and task forces; (11) legal issues; (12) federal actions; and (13) implications to the states of perinatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. Appendix 1 lists relevant sections of statutes of seven states that specifically address alcohol and drug use as they relate to infants. Thirty footnotes and 10 sources consulted are listed. (ABL)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Children, Drug Abuse, Federal Legislation, Infants, Mothers, Pregnancy, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Public Policy, State Legislation, Substance Abuse
Midwestern Office, Council of State Governments, 641 East Butterfield Road, Suite 401, Lombard, IL 60148-5651 (EI-28, $7).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of State Governments, Lombard, IL. Midwestern Legislative Conference.