To foster more discussion between practitioners and scholars, this book explores unified approaches for prevention of, and treatment for, children in abusive situations and their parents. The contributors probe: the history of abusive behaviour and intoxication; the research literature on drug-exposed children in the welfare system and the interventions that facilitate their optimum development; the legislative and policy contexts in which potential collaborations between the fields of substance abuse and child welfare are being deployed or abandoned; the damaging effects that parental and family substance abuse add to a host of child welfare problems; the need for clinicians to develop a sound therapeutic foundation to enhance their effectiveness with clients; and what can be done within drug-abuse treatment systems to develop services that directly affect the quality of life for children living with a drug-dependent parent.
About the Author
Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT.
- Contributor: Robert L. Hampton
- Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
- ISBN13: 9780761914570
- Number of Pages: 304
- Packaged Dimensions: 139x215mm
- Packaged Weight: 540
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Release Date: 1998-04-16
- Series: Issues in Children's and Families' Lives
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT.