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Parental Drug Use as Child Abuse: Summary of State Laws-

  • Title: Parental Drug Use as Child Abuse: Summary of State Laws
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  • Released: 0000-00-00
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  • Pages: 43
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  • ASIN: B0055P16OY

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Abuse of drugs or alcohol by parents and other caregivers can have negative effects on the health, safety, and well-being of children. Approximately 47 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S Virgin Islands have laws within their child protection statutes that address the issue of substance abuse by parents. Two areas of concern are the harm caused by prenatal drug exposure and the harm caused to children of any age by exposure to illegal drug activity in their homes or environment. pdf
 
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