Interventions for Children at Risk Due to Substance Exposure: Dealing with the Myth of Cocaine. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. MITCH Module 13 [+Spanish Translations of Handouts/Overheads]

Velma Lockett, Melanie Thoenes, Betsy Vaught, Susan Adger

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Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this guide presents an overview of the Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps (MITCH); offers a user's guide to the series; and provides specific information for presenting Module 13, which focuses on interventions for children at risk due to substance exposure. After the introduction to the MITCH program as a whole, the user's guide provides information on the instructor's role, the 3-hour training session, the use of videotapes and audiotapes, and follow-up activities. For this module, goals and objectives focus on providing participants with an understanding of cocaine, effects of coaine on prenatal development, effects of cocaine on the mother, possible effects of cocaine on child development, identification of infant states of behavior, what is known (and not known) about the carryover effects of cocaine, the role of the caregiver, promoting a healthy environment, and the importance of not labeling a child as a "cocaine baby." For each hour of training, a script, suggested activities, and relevant handouts are provided. Attached are lists of recommended resources and references, reproducible forms and handouts, and forms for the 6-week follow up. 

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Velma Lockett, Melanie Thoenes, Betsy Vaught, Susan Adger. Interventions for Children at Risk Due to Substance Exposure: Dealing with the Myth of Cocaine. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. MITCH Module 13 [+Spanish Translations of Handouts/Overheads] (1992). Florida Department of Education: Tallahassee, FL. (131 pages).

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(For trainers who reside in Florida, the materials are free; and for trainers outside Florida, this
manual can be ordered for a price ranging from $3.60 to 7.40 per copy; Spanish translations of
handouts/overheads are also available for this material.

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