Children of Addiction: Research, Health, and Public Policy Issues

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Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Barry M. Lester, Barry S. Zuckerman
Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Political Science - 234 pages
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Children of Addiction reports important original research on the biological and psychological effects of addiction in children. The contributions are uniformly well written and reflect the larger social implications of the research undertaken. The book will be useful for a broad array of courses on alcoholism and/or drugs and behaviour in a variety of graduate level courses in education, medicine, psychology, psychiatry and public health and policy.
 

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Contents

Are There Dose Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on Childrens Bodies and Brains?
1
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Child Outcome From Research to Public Policy
29
Parenting and ParentChild Relationships in Families Affected by Substance Abuse
45
Assessing Vulnerability to Moderate Levels of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
69
The Teratologic Model of the Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
91
The Clinical and Social Ecology of Childhood for Children of Alcoholics Description of a Study and Implications for a Differentiated Social Policy
109
American Indian Children of Alcoholics
143
Alcohol and Drug Use among AfricanAmerican Youth
165
Substance Use and Abuse Outcomes in Children of Alcoholics From Adolescence to Young Adulthood
193
Author Index
217
Subject Index
231
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About the author (2000)

Hiram E. Fitzgerald is Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University.

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Boston University School of Medicine