Innovations in Practice: PDF OnlyIntervention for Infants and Toddlers Exposed to Methadone In Utero: Three Case StudiesBurns, M Susan PhD1; Stagg, Vaughan PhD2; Saitz, Christine MSW3; Amadi, Nkechinyere MPH4Author Information 1Senior Project Officer Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education National Research Council Washington, DC 2Clinical Administrator 3Social Worker 4Parent Educator, Matilda H. Theiss Child Development Center of, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Infants & Young Children: July 1996 - Volume 9 - Issue 1 - p 75-88 Free Abstract We present three case studies from a developmentally integrated intervention program for infants and toddlers. These three children were exposed to methadone in utero and experienced withdrawal at birth. Their families' risk factors include poverty and mental illness. Research background for our work is presented. Primary intervention occurred in our therapeutic nursery, which serves children between 0 and 24 months of age. Intervention included addressing developmental and mental health needs of the children and family systems, child development knowledge, and emotional support needs of their parents. Both qualitative and quantitative records on how the children and their parents are progressing are presented. Our account shows improvement for these youngsters, with this integrated approach impacting on the whole family unit ©1996Aspen Publishers, Inc.