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Educating Drug Exposed Children

Author : Janet Y. Thomas
ISBN : 9781135933258
Genre : Education
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This is the first book to use teachers' experiences to understand how prenatal drug exposure affects children's' development , and how social construction of the problem influences perceptions within schools.

Crack Mothers

Author : Drew Humphries
ISBN : UOM:39015043785701
Genre : Self-Help
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In Crack Mothers, Drew Humphries asserts that medicine and criminal justice have always been at odds on the subject of drug use. One treats drug users as patients, the other as criminals. However, beginning in the late 1980s, the "crack mother" scare led to an unprecedented alliance between doctors and prosecutors in same states, where doctors turned addicted pregnant women over to the police for arrest, trial, and incarceration. Humphries analyzes the public reaction to crack cocaine and the policies instituted to combat it. She shows us that more often than not, policies were generated by the fears that crack mothers were harbingers of even more serious social problems. The media's construction of the crack mother as a model of depravity is, she argues, a reflection of mainstream desires and fears, not a reflection of the truth. Humphries offers a more balanced view of the women who use crack and the policies that have been adopted to stop them.

Encyclopedia Of The Social And Cultural Foundations Of Education A H 2 I Z 3 Biographies Visual History Index

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ISBN : 9781412906784
Genre : Education
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Pregnant Women On Drugs

Author : Sheigla Murphy
ISBN : 0813526035
Genre : Self-Help
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066043186
Genre : American literature
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Cocaine And Crack

Author : Tamara L. Roleff
ISBN : 1601520018
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides an overview of the incidence of cocaine and crack use in the United States, covering such topics as whether it is a serious problem, how addiction should be treated, whether punishments are fair, and if the law is effective.

Children S Needs Parenting Capacity

Author : Hedy Cleaver
ISBN : 0117063657
Genre : Social Science
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This second edition of "Children's needs - parenting capacity" updates the original exploration of the research literature in the light of legal and policy changes in England and findings from more recent national and international research. The edition has also been expanded to cover parental learning disabilities and how it may impact on parenting and children's health and development. The findings show that these parenting issues affect children differently depending on their age and individual circumstances. While some children grow up apparently unscathed, others exhibit emotional and behavioural disorders. This knowledge can inform practitioners undertaking assessments of the needs of children and their families and effective service responses. This publication is essential reading for practitioners, managers and policy makers concerned with improving the outcomes for children and families who are experiencing such problems.

Children Of The Drug War

Author : Damon Barrett
ISBN : 1617700185
Genre : Political Science
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Book Description: A unique collection of original essays that investigates the impacts of the war on drugs on children and young people. With contributions from around the world and utilizing a wide range of styles and approaches including ethnographic studies, personal accounts and interviews, the book asks three fundamental questions: What have been the costs to children of the war on drugs? Is the protection of children from drugs a solid justification for current policies? What kinds of public fears and preconceptions exist in relation to drugs and the drug trade?

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015057956578
Genre : English literature
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The Addicted Lawyer

Author : Brian Cuban
ISBN : 9781682613719
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 80. 26 MB
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Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions—for a while. Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. This is his story. Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption.

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