A Shaky Start for New Data on Sex Trafficking Victims, Prenatal Drug Exposure
The federal government’s annual Child Maltreatment publication, released last month, showed a continuing trendline on the report’s central issue. The number of child maltreatment investigations has risen by nearly 10 percent since 2014 – the amount of documented abuse and neglect from those investigations has also increased, but only by about half of 1 percent.
Klobuchar, Murkowski Introduce Bill on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation today that would restore long lost federal dollars to help children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol. The Advancing FASD Research, Prevention and Services Act would amend the Public Health Service Act to include $42 million for research and services grants focused on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
DrugFacts: High School and Youth Trends
Every year, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and related attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. Following are facts and statistics about youth substance use from the 2013 MTF report.
Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in America, Pt. 2: The Financial Impact
The Imprint is featuring a five-part series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders from Helen Ramaglia, an advocate for foster youth and a member of our Blogger Co-Op. Click here to read Part 1.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in America – A Silent Crisis
In the coming weeks, The Imprint will feature a five-part series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders from Helen Ramaglia, an advocate for foster youth and a member of our Blogger Co-Op.
Causes of Placement Breakdown for Foster Children Affected by Alcohol
A sample of 63 licensed foster parents who had fostered a child who was diagnosed with a disorder in the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome spectrum were asked, “What would make you consider ending a placement with a child who has a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?”