Haack MR, ed. 1997. Drug-dependent mothers and their children: Issues in public policy and public health. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, 335 pp.
Annotation: This book addresses popular myths about profiles of drug-addicted mothers and their children, providing an assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of drug exposure on children. A synthesis of the state of knowledge about fetal exposure to illicit drugs is presented by contributors from diverse disciplines. They also describe a comprehensive model for services, public and private resources to deliver those services, and approaches to training personnel. This volume also explores ramifications of public policies for social service and health professionals involved in prevention, treatment, and education. It also examines the implications of legislation such as the 1996 Welfare Reform Bill. The book addresses issues in prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal health care within the legislative, legal, child welfare, and education systems. The appendices provide numerous policy statements, a model statute, and resources for program funding, program development, professional development, and professional education.
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Keywords: Drug affected children, Drug affected infants, Drug use during pregnancy, Federal legislation, Health services, Pregnant women, Professional education, Public policy, Substance abuse prevention, Substance abusing pregnant women, Welfare reform