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Investing in Children: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?

This paper was published in February 2000 as CASEpaper 34 by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics. It was written by Sheldon Danziger and Jane Waldfogel and is based on a Conference held in 1998 at Columbia University which looked at the investments required in child development to break the cycle of poverty. It concentrates on disadvantaged children and their families from pregnancy to adolescence.

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK is a voluntary group set up to raise awareness, give informed choice and provide information for people affected by FAS. Information is available on an accredited course available via distance learning programme which is “designed to increase recognition and appropriate care of children who have been adversely affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol.” The website also provides links to critical and important documents relating to FAS, access to poster and marketing materials, details of conferences and events, and links to related websites.

Determining accuracy of self-reported smoking status in pregnant women at maternity booking and second trimester serum screening

Report of a study which aimed to determine what impact the dependence on self-report of smoking status during pregnancy has on both access to smoking cessation services and the accuracy of smoking prevalence figures in the pregnant population of Scotland.

Growing up in Scotland: maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development

Longitudinal surveys afford a unique opportunity to study change over time for the same individuals and to explore the impact of prior circumstances on long-term outcomes.

Using longitudinal data over four sweeps of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, this report explores the impacts of poor maternal mental health on children’s emotional, cognitive and behavioural development and on their relationships with peers at ages three to four.

Parents who misuse substances' views of support

Summary of practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.

Parents who misuse substances' views of support (Practitioner research)

Report of a practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.

Exploring reductions in smoking during pregnancy in Glasgow

Report presenting the findings of an analysis of official statistics on smoking during pregnancy for Scotland and Glasgow in particular. The findings revealed that reductions in smoking rates were not due to women giving up smoking but an increase in the percentage of women whose smoking status was recorded as 'not known'.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a guide for healthcare professionals

Guide focusing on the adverse health impacts of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and setting out the responsibilities of healthcare professionals and the wider medical community in managing and preventing the incidence of these disorders.

Parental substance misuse and the effects on children

This guidance has been developed for practitioners in Newcastle working with children and families and/or adults who have care of children where substance misuse is a factor, which affects their lives. It has been produced in response to the increasing problem of substance misuse and particularly the rising number of children who are referred into the child protection arena due to parental substance misuse.

Healthy lives, brighter futures: the strategy for children and young people's health

Strategy document setting out the UK Government's ambitions for children and young people's health and well-being in England and outlining how progress towards these will be made through improving outcomes, services and experiences of service use and reducing health inequalities.