ERIC Number: ED451676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Resources Related to Children and Their Families Affected by Alcohol and Other Drugs. 3rd Edition.
Melner, Joan; Shackelford, Jo; Hargrove, Elisabeth; Daulton, Deb
This document identifies resources that serve young children and their families affected by alcohol and other drug use. The resources are organized into three sections: National Training and Information Resources, State Programs and Agencies, and Federal Funding Sources. Information on locating grant funds from federal agencies, private foundations, and corporations is also included. The document's introduction discusses the increasing incidence of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and resulting complications. The need for extensive interagency collaboration to address these problems is addressed and major issues facing service systems are listed. These include: (1) the increased numbers of infants who are born affected by alcohol and other drug use; (2) the diagnosis and reporting of drug use during pregnancy; (3) the characteristics and cumulative risk factors of infants and families who are affected by drugs; (4) the multiple service needs of infants, children, and families who are affected by drugs; and (5) the overwhelming impact on the existing service system of all of these issues. (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Alcohol Abuse, Clinical Diagnosis, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Incidence, Information Sources, National Organizations, Organizations (Groups), Prenatal Drug Exposure, Prenatal Influences, Public Agencies, Services, Substance Abuse, Young Children
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS), 137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628. Tel: 919-962-8426; Tel: 877-574-3194 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Note: Second printing March 1998. Original contract number: H024-A-60001-96.