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FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME PATHFINDER

DEFINITION:  “Various forms of damage to a fetus as a result of heavy maternal alcohol consumption.  Potential problems include retarded growth, mental retardation, and sometimes craniofacial and limb abnormalities.” (The Social Work Dictionary)

NARROW THE TOPIC:

  • What is the relationship between fetal alcohol syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
  • Should mothers who drink be prosecuted for child abuse?
  • Should legislation be enacted to prevent serving alcohol to pregnant women?
  • What measures can be taken to educate the public about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy?
  • How should schools confront the problem of students who have fetal alcohol syndrome?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Alcoholism in Pregnancy

SELECTED PRINT SOURCES (REF INDICATES NON-CIRCULATING ITEMS):

·         Message in a bottle: the making of fetal alcohol syndrome / Janet Golden.: RG629.F45 G655 2005

·         Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: from mechanism to prevention / edited by Ernest L. Abel.: RG629.F45 F464 1996

STATISTICS:

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome   [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fetalalcoholsyndrome.html] - National Library of Medicine, Medline

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) [http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/index.html] - Centers for Disease Control

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SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES:

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU) [http://depts.washington.edu/fadu/]
FADU is a research unit dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of FASDs. FADU's main goals are to conduct research on fetal alcohol and drug effects across the life span, to disseminate information, to provide consultation for persons of any age thought to be affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol, and to provide training in human behavioral teratology. This site has links to research projects and findings, a list of support groups worldwide, and a list of upcoming international FASD conferences, as well as other resources.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence  [http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/]
The FASD Center for Excellence is operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)External Web Site Icon and serves as an information and resource center regarding FASDs. The website is designed to provide resources and information, to improve knowledge about FASDs, and to promote best practices. It also offers information to individuals, families, and communities affected by FASDs in an effort to improve quality of life. SAMHSA also has a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator. This locator helps people find drug and alcohol treatment programs in their area.

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 2, 2010, 11:58 AM
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