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ERIC Number: EJ848189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Family Supports for Children Who Have Alcohol-Related Disabilities
Brown, James D.
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v32 n1 p44-61 2004
Since the first publication on fetal alcohol syndrome appeared in the scientific literature over 30 years ago, there has been a great deal of research interest in the topic. This paper reviews findings within the past 10 years related to causes, frequency, and diagnosis of alcohol-related disabilities, before turning to the impact these disabilities have on affected children, their families and communities. The needs of parents who have children with alcohol-related disabilities are described, including a broad support network, helpful professionals, good relationship with the school, income support, and a strengths-based parenting approach. Finally, barriers that families face in service availability, accessibility, appropriateness, adequacy, and acceptability are reviewed.
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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