Dealing with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder + Parenting a child affected by parental substance misuse
For the whole of September, we’re promoting the health of children in care by offering two books that deal with the impact of substance misuse on looked after children. Buy Dealing with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Parenting a child affected by parental substance misuse together for £14.00 (usual combined price £18.90).
Dealing with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
This Good Practice Guide addresses some key questions: What is FASD, and how can it affect children? How is it diagnosed and managed? How can social workers ensure that they take FASD into account in working with and placing children, and supporting them and their families?
It also explores:
- The impact of alcohol on the developing foetus
- How children are affected at different ages
- Diagnosis and the vital role of the social worker
- Essential advice for social workers in their daily practice
- Which strategies are not effective in working with and parenting affected children
- Which strategies are most successful
Case studies illustrate the issues to be considered, and the guide also provides signposts to a range of helpful resources for workers, parents and carers.
Parenting a child affected by parental substance misuse
This guide explores general issues around substance misuse and children entering care, as well as the impact on children of exposure to substances during pregnancy, and possible effects on children at different ages and stages of development. It provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.
Two adoptive parents describe what it is like to parent children who have been affected by parental substance misuse and how this impacts their life as a family.