Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure


D2423 As professionals become more aware of the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children who are being adopted, 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, providing important information on the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children’s immediate health and well-being; the longer-term implications for children’s health and development; the roll that a positive postnatal environment can play in remediating the effects of prenatal substance exposure; how prospective adoptive parents can be counseled regarding the effects of prenatal substance exposure so that they can make an informed decision about adopting; and the ongoing services and supports that are needed for adoptive families and their substance-exposed children to maximize positive outcomes. This book was developed with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is designed to serve as a key resource for practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and others with an interest in, and a commitment to, adoption for substance-exposed children.

Author: Richard P. Barth, Madelyn Freundlich & David Brodzinsky
Additional Author: CWLA
ISBN: D2423
Count: 1
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