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Vol. 2, No. 2
April 1997

Helping Children with Special Needs

When a child is diagnosed with a medical condition, there are often serious implications for the child and her birth, foster, or adoptive family. To support these children and their caretakers, helping professionals need information.

In this issue we present you with basic information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Failure to Thrive, and Attention Deficit Disorder. In addition to descriptions that will help you recognize and understand the nature of these conditions, we offer you guidelines for working with and supporting these families. We also feature an important resource for families and practitioners working with children with special needs: the Family Support Network.


Neglect and Failure to Thrive
Traits Associated with Failure to Thrive (Chart)
Supporting Families Whose Children Have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
A Behavior Profile of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Getting to Know Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Steps You Can Take: Working with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD(H)D) Children
Guidelines for Parents of Children with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD(H)D)
North Carolina Issues Challenge for Children
Length of Stay in Foster Care: How Does North Carolina Compare?
North Carolina's Challenge for Children Counties (Preliminary List)
Hotline Offers Information on Special Needs
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