Item description for Alcohol and Pregnancy - A Mother's Responsible Disturbance by Elizabeth Russell...
Do you know children who have behavioural problems? If the answer is 'yes', then you must read this book! Alcohol & Pregnancy - A Mother's Responsible Disturbance is a must-read for parents and health professionals, and is an account of how prenatal alcohol exposure can have dramatic affects on children's health and wellbeing. Elizabeth Russell uncovers the circumstances that lead to both her children being diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, (FASD), a condition that occurs when a pregnant woman consumes alcohol. The author is a recovering alcoholic, and her drinking resulted in permanent damage to her sons in ways she couldn't possibly imagine. Their symptoms include: Attention Deficit Disorder/ ADHD Dropping out of school Serious problems in employment Suicide attempts Drug and Alcohol abuse Depression, poor social behaviour, speech disorders, behavioural problems and more The author outlines her struggle to obtain an accurate diagnosis and the resultant strategies that assisted her sons to achieve their potential. A brutally honest account of one family's journey, Alcohol & Pregnancy - A Mother's Responsible Disturbance will educate readers and amaze health professionals from all fields.This book gives a human dimension to an insidious and life-threatening condition that has been largely ignored in Australia by government and health workers alike.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Zeus Publications
ISBN 1921005777 ISBN13 9781921005770
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More About Elizabeth Russell
Elizabeth Russell is a senior lecturer in British literatures and critical theory in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain. She has published articles in the area of utopian studies, feminisms and multiculturalisms. Recent publications include Somnis d'Utopies published in Catalan (2007) and two edited volumes of essays: Caught Between Cultures: Women, Writing & Subjectivities (2002) and Loving Against the Odds: Women's Writing in English in a European Context (Peter Lang, 2006). She is also a member of two research groups: GReC (Genere, raca, etnia i classe) and T-CLAA (Transformacions Culturals i Literaries en angles i alemany).