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These scholarly articles explore several aspects of FASD including the juvenile
justice system, issues regarding nondisclosure in the adoption of a child, and the
cost of an FASD.
Is There Justice in the Juvenile Justice System? Examining the Role of Fetal Alcohol
This 2006 article from the Justice Policy Journal examines the importance of understanding
the role of FASD in adjudicating juvenile offenders. The author notes a system-wide
lack of critical knowledge of FASD and provides a historic overview and explanation
of the issue.
Legal and Psychological Implications of Nondisclosure in the Adoption of a Child
with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (will need to purchase article)
This 2011 article from the Journal of Psychiatry & Law looks at the impact of non-disclosure
in cases of adoption where it is revealed that the child has an FASD. Such cases
have significant implications for adoptive families, for the adoption system, and
for the legal system.
Sobering Thoughts: The Town Hall Meetings on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (will
need to purchase article)
This 2006 piece from the American Journal of Public Health offers a series of recommendations
for addressing shortfalls in our national FASD care system based on town hall meetings
convened by the FASD Center for Excellence between 2002 and 2003.
The Financial Cost of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This article and the accompanying slideshow summarizing its findings describe the
challenges in estimating the cost of fetal alcohol syndrome and provide an overview
of studies that have attempted to document those costs.
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