ERIC Number: ED403686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Interventions for Children at Risk Due to Substance Exposure: Dealing with the Myth of Cocaine. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 13.
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this guide presents an overview of the Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps (MITCH); offers a user's guide to the series; and provides specific information for presenting Module 13, which focuses on interventions for children at risk due to substance exposure. After the introduction to the MITCH program as a whole, the user's guide provides information on the instructor's role, the 3-hour training session, the use of videotapes and audiotapes, and follow-up activities. For this module, goals and objectives focus on providing participants with an understanding of cocaine, effects of coaine on prenatal development, effects of cocaine on the mother, possible effects of cocaine on child development, identification of infant states of behavior, what is known (and not known) about the carryover effects of cocaine, the role of the caregiver, promoting a healthy environment, and the importance of not labeling a child as a "cocaine baby." For each hour of training, a script, suggested activities, and relevant handouts are provided. Attached are lists of recommended resources and references, reproducible forms and handouts, and forms for the 6-week follow up. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Cocaine, Congenital Impairments, Day Care, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Early Identification, Etiology, Infant Behavior, Infants, Inservice Education, Intervention, Labeling (of Persons), Prenatal Drug Exposure, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Education, Special Health Problems, Substance Abuse, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Toddlers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.