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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities Paperback – September 30, 1997
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"This book is a significant resource for the study of FAS, presented in an easily read style." -- The Union Signal
Streissguth has given families much in this book to help them understand FAS and FAE more completely. -- Journal of Studies on Alcohol
presents a comprehensive overview of the field that is aimed at professionals, families, and communities. -- Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography
this book would be an excellent resource for health professionals, educators, and community leaders... --Family & Community Health
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In 1973, psychologist Ann Streissguth was shocked by the lack of scientific documentation on the impact of alcohol on the unborn child. She sought to fill that void by dedicating her professional career to the study of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol effects (FAE). In this compassionate volume, Dr. Streissguth draws on her life's work, writing with wisdom and authority on essential issues surrounding these alcohol-related problems. Using compelling case studies, photos, illustrations, and validated empirical research, the author highlights the cultural, racial, and economic diversity of FAS. A completely preventable disability, FAS still changes the life course of thousands of babies each year. This book will help physicians, psychologists, social workers, educators, advocates, and families of children and adults with FAS work toward an educated community, a supportive network of legislation and programs, and better futures for people living and growing with FAS.
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I cried over and over while I read the book when I saw how my community, my family and I had let my daughter down, because we didn't know. I wrote to Dr. Streissguth and thanked her personally, and I am doing my best to help my daughter and to educate others, so no one has to fail their child the way we did. Thank you again, Dr. Streissguth!
This little volume is jam packed with useful information.