ERIC Number: ED448865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice.
Barth, Richard P., Ed.; Freundlich, Madelyn, Ed.; Brodzinsky, David, Ed.
As child welfare professionals have become aware of the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children in the adoption process or who are available for adoption, there is a heightened need for understanding a range of issues connected with prenatal alcohol and drug exposure. This book addresses many of these issues, including the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children's immediate and long-term health and development; remedial effects of a positive postnatal environment; counseling suggestions for prospective adoptive parents; and supports to maximize positive adoption outcomes. The chapters are: (1) "The Impact of Prenatal Substance Exposure: Research Findings and Their Implications for Adoption" (Madelyn Freundlich); (2) "Outcomes for Drug-Exposed Children Eight Years Postadoption" (Richard P. Barth and Devon Brooks); (3) "African American Kin Caregivers and Child Welfare Issues: Research Implications" (Robert B. Hill); (4) "Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Adult Psychopathology: Evidence from an Adoption Study" (Remi J. Cadoret and Kristin Riggins-Caspers); (5) "T.I.E.S. for Adoption: Supporting the Adoption of Children Who Were Prenatally Substance Exposed" (Susan B. Edelstein, Jill Waterman, Dorli Burge, Carolyn McCarty, and Joseph Prusak); (6) "Alcohol-Related Disorders and Children Adopted from Abroad" (Jane Ellen Aronson); (7) "Attachment Issues for Adopted Infants" (Mary Dozier and Kathleen E. Albus); (8) "Societal Attitudes toward Drug-Using Women and Their Children: Past and Present" (Stephen R. Kandall); (9) "Emerging Legal Issues in the Adoption of Drug-Exposed Infants" (Judith Larsen and Harvey J. Schweitzer); and (10) "The Adoption of Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol and Drugs: A Look to the Future" (Madelyn Freundlich). (KB)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Behavior, Caregiver Child Relationship, Caseworker Approach, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Child Welfare, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Followup Studies, Parent Child Relationship, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Prenatal Influences, Public Policy
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085. Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.; Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Inst., New York, NY.