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.
Table of Contents
1. Are There Dose Effects of Prentaal Cocaine Exposure on Children's Bodies and Brains? 2. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Child Outcome: From Research to Public Policy 3. Parenting and Parent-Child relationships in Families Affected by Substance Abuse 4. Assessing Vulnerability to Moderate Levels of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure 5. The Teratologic Model of the Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure 6. The Clinical and Social Ecology of Childhood for Children of Alcoholics: Description of a Study and Implications for a Differentiated Social Policy 7. American Indian Children of Alcoholics 8. Alcohol and Drug Abuse among African-American Youth 9. Substance Use and abuse Outcomes in Children of Alcoholics: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood