American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit


American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit



Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The materials in this resource kit were specially designed to help American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (also called “Native communities”) understand and prevent FASD.

The goals of the resource kit are to:

  • Increase knowledge about FASD prevention in Native communities
  • Provide Native communities with user-friendly materials that support FASD prevention
  • Help people understand that if a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she may give birth to a child with FASD
  • Give people the tools to encourage loved ones and community members to be alcohol-free mothers

The resource kit includes information about what FASD is and how to help prevent it. It also contains:

  • Current data and statistics on FASD
  • Everyday strategies to assist your community with FASD education and prevention
  • Suggestions for collaborating with other people, agencies, and organizations to enhance FASD services
  • Tips on how to seek help for yourself and how to help others
  • Specific information for men, youth, women, and communities
  • Two posters
  • A CD with an electronic version of the entire resource kit and FASD—The Basics, a resource for presentations


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center (FASD) Center for Excellence; Northup Gruman Health Solutions

Funding Sources:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)


Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: January 2008
Last Updated: 03/13/13

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