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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD

Edward P. Riley (Editor), Sterling Clarren (Editor), Joanne Weinberg (Editor), Egon Jonsson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-63256-5

Apr 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

482 pages

$140.99

Description

Reflecting the recent increased public awareness of the topic, this is the first and most comprehensive resource for over a decade on the molecular basis, prevalence, treatment options, socioeconomic impact and prevention strategies of FADS. Edited by world-renowned experts, this compendium includes the latest research results to provide new insights and realistic estimations of FADS frequencies in Western communities.
An invaluable resource for every professional dealing with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of FADS, from researchers via health professionals to social workers.
PREFACE
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, FAS, and FASD: An Introduction (Tanya T. Nguyen, Jennifer Coppens, and Edward P. Riley)

INCIDENCE, PREVALENCE AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF FASD
Researching the Prevalence and Characteristics of FASD in International Settings (Philip May)

Frequency of FASD in Canada and What This Means for Prevention Efforts (Suzanne C. Tough and Monica Jack)

Economic Burden of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Health Policy Perspective (Thanh NX, Liz Dennett L, Phil Jacobs and Egon Jonsson)

CAUSES AND DIAGNOSING OF FASD
Direct and indirect mechanisms of alcohol teratogenesis; implications for understanding alterations in brain and behaviour fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) (Kristina A. Uban, Tamara Bodnar, Kelly Butts, Joanna H. Sliwowska, Wendy Comeau and Joanne Weinberg)

Genetic factors contributing to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (Albert E. Chudley)

Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: An overview (Gail Andrew)

PREVENTION POLICIES AND PROGRAMS/
FOR FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Preconception Prevention Initiative (Lola Baydala, Stephanie Worrell, and Fay Fletcher)

Bringing a women's health perspective to FASD prevention (Nancy Poole)

Next Steps in FASD Primary Prevention (Robin Thurmeier, Sameer Deshpande, Anne Lavack, Noreen Agrey, and Madgalena Cismaru)

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) Intervention with High-Risk Mothers (Therese M. Grant)

FASD in the perspective of primary health care (June Bergman)

FASD AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM

FASD and the Legal System -
Manitoba FASD Youth Justice Program: Addressing Criminal Justice Issues (Mary Kate Harvie, Sally E.A. Longstaffe, and Albert E.Chudley)

Understanding FASD: Disability and Social Supports for Adult Offenders (E. Sharon Brintnell, Patricia G. Bailey, Anjili Sawhney, Laura Kreftin, and Yagesh Bhambhani)

POLICY OPTIONS AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH FASD

Policy development in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for Individuals and Families Across the Lifespan (Dorothy Badry and Aileen Wight Felske)

The Impact of FASD: Children with FASD involved with the Manitoba Child Welfare System (Linda Burnside, Don Fuchs, Shelagh Marchenski and Andria Mudry with Linda De Riviere, Marni Brownell, Matt Dahl)

British Columbia's Key Worker and Parent Support program: Evaluation highlights and implications for practice and policy (Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubberstey, and Sharon Hume)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Education Policy: Issues and Directions (Elisabeth Bredberg)

Shifting responsibility from the individual to the community (Audrey McFarlane)

A social work perspective on policies to prevent alcohol consumption during pregnancy (Mary Diana Berube)

A Cross-Ministry Approach to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan in Alberta (Denise Milne, Tim Moorhouse, and Kesa Shikaze)

Critical considerations for intervention planning for children with FASD (John D. McLennan)

RESEARCH NEEDED ON FASD

FASD Research in Primary, Secondary, and Teritiary Prevention: What do we need to know now to build the next generation of health and social policy responses? (Amy Salmon, Sterling Clarren)

Focusing research efforts: What further research into FASD is needed? (Sara Jo Nixon, Robert A. Prather, and Rebecca J. Gilbertson)

PERSONAL VIEWS FROM PEOPLE LIVING WITH FASD

Living with FASD (Myles Himmelreich)
Charlene's Journey (Charlene Organ)

Appendix
Glossary
"This is a unique and comprehensive review of a significant health problem in the United States and around the world. The Canadian experts have reviewed all aspects of the problem and produced a reference that will serve as a guide to future health policy and research, both molecular and social. The personal descriptions by two very empathetic individuals of the effects of this disorder on their lives make the book even more appealing." (Doody's, 19 August 2011)