A legacy for life: foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and social work practice

Everett, Sarah (2010) A legacy for life: foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and social work practice. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder is the umbrella term used to describe the range of impairments seen in children whose birth mothers drank alcohol to excess during pregnancy. The harm caused includes restricted growth, facial abnormalities and central nervous system damage which impacts on the children as they grow and develop. This literature review describes what is currently known about the nature and prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, the impact on growth and development for children born with the condition and the spectrum of its effects, potential challenges for families and carers and implications for current and future social work practice.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/813

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