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Fetal alcohol syndrome : whose child? : shared responsibility

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dc.contributor.advisor Chambers, Cynthia
dc.contributor.author Smith, Jane
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-29T15:15:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-29T15:15:17Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1067
dc.description iv, 84 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract This multigenre, multivocal project is narrated from the point of view of a teacher, and portrays a child living with F AS. A composite child has been created from the stories of several real children. The perspective shifts back and forth between the subjective and objective, emotional and rational, impersonal and intimate. It includes confidential school documents and communications, narrative reflection, songs and poetry, and juxtaposes these with political, historical, and research data. Awareness of the characteristics of F AS is growing in medical and educational communities, and in the community at large. Diagnosis of F AS requires specialized experience, and is a source of controversy, yet seeking diagnosis the first step towards intervention to reduce secondary disabilities. Educators are learning how children with F AS are cognitively, socially and behaviourally different, and what can help them in school and in society. Community service providers are combining efforts to promote awareness, prevention, and support for children and their families who live with F AS. Substance abuse and addiction play an important role in creating F AS, and the social conditions that create addictions must be addressed in order to prevent F AS. Prevention is ultimately dependent on the will of people and their governments to change the conditions of life for those who live with meager resources. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2001 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Fetal alcohol syndrome en
dc.subject Children of prenatal alcohol abuse -- Education en
dc.title Fetal alcohol syndrome : whose child? : shared responsibility en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en
dc.description.discrepancy Some pencil marking in book, shows up on the occasional page.

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