Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy and Practice

Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy and Practice

Hardcover

$28.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878687206
Publisher: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1.The Impact of Prenatal Substance Exposure: Research Findings and Their Implications for Adoption1
2.Outcomes for Drug-Exposed Children Eight Years Postadoption23
3.African American Kin Caregivers And Child Welfare Issues: Research Implications59
4.Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Adult Psychopathology: Evidence from an Adoption Study83
5.T.I.E.S. for Adoption: Supporting the Adoption of Children Who Were Prenatally Substance Exposed115
6.Alcohol-Related Disorders and Children Adopted from Abroad147
7.Attachment Issues for Adopted Infants171
8.Societal Attitudes Toward Drug-Using Women and Their Children: Past and Present199
9.Emerging Legal Issues in the Adoption of Drug-Exposed Infants227
10.The Adoption of Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol and Drugs: A Look to the Future255
About the Contributors289
Table 1-1.Short-Term Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Drugs (Adapted from Brady et al. 1994)8
Table 2-1.Attrition Analysis 1: Effect of Child Characteristics and Functioning in Wave II on Participation in Wave III (N = 719)33
Table 2-2.Family Characteristics34
Table 2-3.Child Characteristics35
Table 2-4.Child's Preadoptive History as Reported at Four and Eight Years37
Table 2-5.Child's Development as Reported at Four and Eight Years39
Table 2-6a.Child's Educational Outcomes at Eight Years40
Table 2-6b.Child's Adjustment at Eight Years41
Table 2-7a.Mean BPI Scores at Four and Eight Years: Non Drug-Exposed42
Table 2-7b.Mean BPI Scores at Four and Eight Years: Drug-Exposed43
Table 2-7c.Percentage of Adoptions Scoring in the 75th Percentile on the BPI at Four and Eight Years44
Table 2-7d.Change in Behavior Between 1993 and 199745
Table 2-8a.Overall Functioning at Eight Years46
Table 2-8b.Effect of Child and Family Characteristics on Functioning Poorly (or Well) at Eight Years (N=180)147
Table 2-9.Family Relations Eight Years48
Table 2-10.Closeness at Four and Eight Years49
Table 2-11.Satisfaction at Four and Eight Years50
Table 4-1.Evidence from Records Suggesting FAE92
Table 4-2.Adverse Adoptive Family Factors by Fetal Alcohol Exposure (n = 21)94
Table 4-3.Distribution of Biologic Risk by Environmental Risk97
Table 4-4.Results for 2 (Gender) [times] 2 (Bio ALC) [times] 2 (Bio ASP) [times] 3 (Environmental Risk) Analyses of Variance Examining Psychiatric Symptoms100
Table 6-1.Features Observed in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects154
Table 6-2.Cognitive and Behavioral Effects Associated with Alcohol Related Disorders155
Table 10-1.A Comprehensive Adoption Support and Services Program (Adapted from Sullivan 1997)269
Figures
Figure 4-1.Axis I Substance Abuse/Dependence Symptoms by Pre- and Post-natal Environmental Risk Status99
Figure 4-2.Axis I Psychiatric Disorder Symptoms by Pre-and Post-natal Environmental Risk Status101
Figure 4-3.Axis II Personality Disorder Symptoms by Pre- and Post-natal Environmental Risk Status102
Figure 4-4.Axis II Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms by Pre- and Post-natal Environmental Risk Status103
Figure 4-5.Percentage of Subjects with Substance Abuse/Dependence DSM-III-R Lifetime Diagnoses for Three Environmental Risk Groups104
Figure 4-6.Percentage of Subjects with Axis I and II DSM-III-R Lifetime of Psychiatric and Personality Disorder Diagnoses for Three Environmental Risk Groups105

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews