"Prepared for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation by Caroline L. Tait".
Includes bibliographical references, p. 279-337.
"Widespread substance abuse, particularly alcohol abuse, among those who attended residential schools has been identified as both an outcome of the residential school experience and a contributing factor to other negative health and social problems among this group and among subsequent generations of Aboriginal people (Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1996b). Although no research studies exist that specifically examine the ways in which residential school experiences contributed to current rates of FAS/ARBES [fetal alcohol syndrome/alcohol-related birth effects] among Aboriginal people, this report concludes that the residential school system contributed to high rates of alcohol abuse among those who previously attended the schools and among significant numbers of parents and community members who had their children removed from their care because of the school system. This report also concludes that the residential school system further contributed to alcohol abuse among subsequent generations of Aboriginal people, including women of child-bearing ages." -- Executive Summary.
Contents: Acknowledgements / Caroline L. Tait -- Definitions -- Executive Summary -- Defining the Scope of the Project -- What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ? -- Alcohol Use Among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada -- Child Abuse -- Residential Schools -- Contemporary Health and Social Issues Linked to the Residential School System -- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol-Related Birth Effects: Epidemiology Review -- Risk and Protective Factors for Women -- 'Best Practices': Prevention -- Persons with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Alcohol-Related Birth Effects -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: 'Best Practices' -- Appendix B: Diagnostic Criteria for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Alcohol-Related Birth Effects (ARBE) Adopted by the American Institute of Medicine -- Appendix C: Screening Tools for Alcohol Use -- References.