Chemically exposed children: The child welfare response

Nora S. Gustavsson

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Child Welfare Agencies, especially in urban areas, are confronted with multiple problems as they attempt to deal with the complex needs of chemically dependent families. Maternal chemical use places children at an elevated risk of placement and other negative events. This article critiques research on incidence and consequence of maternal chemical use and suggests strategies Child Welfare Agencies can employ in working with these vulnerable families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-307
Number of pages11
JournalChild & Adolescent Social Work Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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