Dealing with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a guide for social workers

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This guide provides advice for social workers and others who are working with or looking after fostered and adopted children who may be affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It looks at how FASD can affect children, how it is diagnosed and managed, and what social workers can do to ensure that they take FASD into account in working with and placing children, and supporting them and their families. It covers strategies that are both successful and not effective when working with and parenting children affected by FASD. It includes case studies to illustrate issues to be considered also signposts to a range of helpful resources for workers, parents and carers. (Edited publisher abstract)

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social workers, good practice, foetal alcohol syndrome, social work, looked after children, adopted children, placement, foster children, parenting;
Content type:
practice guidance

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