mothers who use drugs and/or alcohol during pregnancy
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mothers who use drugs and/or alcohol during pregnancy
Running head: RELS101 2
- First, before you look at the information and video below, write a paragraph or two on how you view mothers who use drugs and/or alcohol during pregnancy.
- Then read the information from the March of Dimes website that describes Neo-natal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Summarize in 3-4 paragraphs the information that you glean about NAS. Cite the source.
https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-(nas).aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- Then watch this 7 minute video from ABC news. Write about your thoughts after learning about this program for infants recovering from NAS.
Drug-Dependent Infants Detox at Tenn. NICU (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- Then, watch this short story of a mother’s experiences with her son who was born positive for opiates.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome | Cincinnati Children’s (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- Finally, write about your thoughts after watching these videos and learning new information about the effects of opiates on infants. Did hearing directly from the mothers of these children help you understand this problem better? Why is it important to always consider the point of view of the person with the “problem”, in this case addiction?
NOTE FROM THE FIELD: As a child protection social worker I have had to remove many infants from the hospital when the situation is too dangerous for the baby to go home. Most often these babies are seriously drug affected. I once removed an infant whose mother had attempted suicide. That little dude tested positive for alcohol, Xanax,
methamphetamines, cocaine and heroin, oh and marijuana. Occasionally we had to remove for other reasons (the parents had severely injured or killed other children, parents who abandon babies at the hospital, and a few other safety threats). It was always very emotional for me. Let me tell you that it’s a soul shaking experience to walk out of a
hospital with another mother’s baby. Those were days that the world just felt upside down. What I can tell you is that some of the moms I worked with did get sober. They entered treatment, got to have their baby placed with them, worked really hard and we dismissed their case. Some babies weren’t able to go home and they were placed
permanently with relatives or adoptive parents. I can tell you that these kiddos are incredibly resilient. Once the substance is out of their system, they are generally just like other babies. Sometimes they might have developmental delays, but it’s always hard to say that the delays are specific to having been drug exposed.
InBrief: The Science of Neglect
InBrief: The Science of Neglect (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- What is “serve and return”?
- At about the 2:20 mark in the video, one of the researchers talks about a “double whammy”. What is she referring to? Explain.
- Name and describe the four types of unresponsive care described in the video.
- What are the potential impacts of residential care for infants?
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