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Resilient Children: Stories of Poverty, Drug Exposure, and Literacy Development

Resilient Children: Stories of Poverty, Drug Exposure, and Literacy Development – http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED436757

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What happens to crack babies when they grow up?
  • What factors contribute to resilience?


This page is a record from ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center. ERIC is funded by the US Department of Education and attempts to index all known educational articles, books and other resources. In many cases records link to full text.

This book is about a study of 26 crack babies as they grew. According to the abstract in ERIC,

Chapters include: “The Beginning of the Study”; “What We Have Learned About Children Prenatally Exposed to Crack/Cocaine”; “Discovering Resilience: The Structure and Results of the Study.” Six additional chapters present case studies of individual students. The last chapter discusses why these children’s stories are important. Contains 191 references; a table, “Summaries of Literacy Development Year 1 Through Year 4” is attached. (EF)

While not available online, it is available in print. See http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40510541 to see if it is in a library near you.


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