News | September 5, 2018

Newsletter Highlights Efforts to Address Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures

The Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures in Child Welfare (PAODE-CW) project is working to improve the identification and care of children in the child welfare system who are living with the effects of prenatal exposures to substances. These effects may include physical, developmental, behavioral, and cognitive issues. A new newsletter, the Quarterly Connection, keeps the field up to date on the project’s efforts and related developments, such as—

  • Emerging findings
  • Resources
  • Current and innovative practices and policies

The summer 2018 issue includes an interview with Dr. Douglas Waite, medical director of the Children’s Village, a community foster care agency and residential treatment center in New York. Dr. Waite was named one of ten national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Regional Education and Awareness Liaison (REAL) Champions by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2016. He also advises the PAODE-CW project as a member of its Expert Technical Work Group.

The PAODE-CW project is a partnership of the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is supported by JBA and ICF. It aims to improve the health and developmental outcomes of affected children.

Visit the Quarterly Connection online to view current and back issues and to subscribe.