One out of ten babies in the U.S. has been exposed to drugs like cocaine and alcohol in the womb. The results are often tragic: undersized, unresponsive babies with nerve damage, seizures, deformities, impaired motor skills and (as they grow older) behavior and learning disabilities. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), linked to drinking during pregnancy, is a leading cause of mental retardation. Through interviews with doctors and women with drug-affected children, this program gets vital information across in a hard-hitting way. Our cameras also visit a typical high school question-and-answer session with an expert physician. Many of the students’ misconceptions are addressed and students are told about the basics of proper nutrition, rest, and exercise for expectant mothers.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts in digital format
National Council on Family Relations: Honorable Mention
No Safe Amount: Women, Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome