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Innovations for High-Risk Infants<sup>1</sup>

LYNN T. SINGER, SONIA MINNES and ROBERT E. ARENDT

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111552
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0003

Series: Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations

 Innovations for High-Risk Infants1

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This chapter presents an overview of current interventions aimed at addressing the needs of three groups of high-risk infants: infants born after fetal exposure to maternal substance abuse, infants with chronic illnesses diagnosable in infancy, and pre-term infants with low and very low birth weights. For each subgroup, the population and its associated problems, issues pertaining to practice with these populations, and innovations in practice and/or service delivery are discussed.

Keywords: infants; social work practice; maternal substance abuse; chronic illness; low birth weight

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