Maternal alcohol abuse during pregnancy can have significant, if not clearly defined, negative effects on the developing fetus and newborn. This Working Group will focus on the following challenges to public health research: The development of methodologies to determine the nature, extent, and consequences of maternal alcohol abuse; the development of innovative approaches to identifying at-risk women and neonates; and the development and evaluation of prevention and treatment strategies which address the full range of problems facing alcohol-abusing women and their families.


James Berner (jberner [@]