ERIC Number: ED414689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities.
The 14 chapters of this book review the research and offer guidelines for intervention with infants and children having fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol effects (FAS/FAE). Chapters are grouped into five sections on the diseases of fetal alcohol, the science of FAS, a life-span approach to FAS, preparing people with FAS for life in the community, and prevention of fetal alcohol damage. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) an overview of FAS; (2) diagnosis of FAS; (3) the path from awareness to public policy; (4) alcohol as a teratogen; (5) alcohol's impact on children; (6) primary and secondary disabilities associated with FAS/FAE; (7) living with FAS/FAE; (8) the advocacy model; (9) families of children with FAS/FAE; (10) preparing children with FAS/FAE for adulthood; (11) guidelines for schools; (12) guidelines for human services; (13) education, training, and public policy; and (14) effective prevention programs for high-risk mothers. An appendix lists resources including videos, organizations, and parent support groups. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Child Advocacy, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Human Services, Infants, Neonates, Neurological Impairments, Prenatal Influences, Prevention, Public Policy, School Role, Special Health Problems, Theory Practice Relationship
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.; P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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