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NCJ Number: 149811 Find in a Library
Title: Kids, Crack and the Community: Reclaiming Drug-Exposed Infants and Children
Author(s): B B Hicks; G A Wilson
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 174
Sponsoring Agency: National Educational Service
Bloomington, IN 47404-5132
Publication Number: ISBN 1-879639-26-2
Sale Source: National Educational Service
304 West Kirkwood, Suite 2
Bloomington, IN 47404-5132
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume explains the impacts of maternal crack cocaine use on babies and describes practical policies and strategies that schools and communities can use to address the needs of these children.
Abstract: Individual sections examine the origins of cocaine use, the shift from cocaine to crack, the nature of the current problem, the characteristics of the crack-abusing mother, and the characteristics of the newborn affected by crack. Additional sections detail the impacts of crack on the child's motor development, language development, and behavior. A multidisciplinary community response is recommended that includes professional training and networking, treatment, specialized care of newborns affected by crack, specific strategies for managing infants and preschoolers, and effective school and classroom management strategies for schoolage children. Lists of symptoms and recommended actions and 135 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Children of drug abusers; Crack; Drug treatment; Educators child-abuse neglect role; Interagency cooperation; Pregnant drug abusers; School based family services; Schools
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