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ERIC Number: ED420017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Collaboration among Parents, Schools and Community To Provide Early Screening and Intervention for Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol.
Jordan, Elaine
The purpose of this project was to develop a culturally relevant collaborative model focussing on early screening and intervention for Navajo children prenatal exposure to alcohol. A review of the long-term consequences of maternal drinking is presented, and prevalence statistics for American Indian groups are reviewed. Collaboration between a school district and a university made it possible to develop an assessment instrument (Navajo Family Interview), to identify and test children at academic risk and children with prenatal alcohol exposure, and to make recommendations regarding early screening and intervention. Data were collected from students, parents, teachers, counselors, a school psychologist and school administrators. In the first phase of the project, the Navajo Family Interview was administered. The second phase included testing of the child. Eight children with significant fetal alcohol exposure were identified; they were not however diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome. They were compared with matched controls. Differences between alcohol affected children and control group are discussed. Guidelines for culturally specific intervention programs are suggested. A chart is included with the plan for collaboration among parents, schools, and community dealing with alcohol-affected children. (Contains 14 references.) (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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