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ERIC Number: ED414689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 306
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55766-283-5
ISSN: N/A
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities.
Streissguth, Ann
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)
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.; P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A