Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Basics

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Basics

Description

These slides are an education tool that provides accurate information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

These slides present the following information:

  • Understanding FASD
    • Terminology
    • FASD facts
    • Cause of FASD
    • FASD and alcohol
    • Alcohol and women
    • FASD and the brain
    • Number of people with an FASD
  • Prevention and risk reduction
    • Prevention is the only solution
    • Talk about alcohol use
    • Who needs to know
    • Raise awareness in schools
    • Raise awareness in the community
  • Symptoms and difficulties of FASD
    • Overall difficulties for persons with an FASD
    • Primary disabilities of persons with an FASD
    • Typical difficulties for persons with an FASD
    • Secondary disabilities of persons with an FASD
    • Factors associated with reduced secondary disabilities
  • Diagnosis
    • Diagnosing fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
    • Differential diagnosis of features of FAS
    • FASD and mental health disorders
    • Risks to a child of not accurately identifying and treating FASD
    • Risks to an adult of not accurately identifying and treating FASD
    • Benefits of identification and treatment
  • Treatment
    • General issues with FASD
    • Intervention issues
    • Systems of care for persons with an FASD
    • Economic costs of FAS
  • Outcomes
    • Strategies to improve outcomes for persons with FASD
    • Strengths of persons with an FASD
    • Paradigm shift

Developer:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center (FASD) Center for Excellence

Funding Sources:

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

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: February 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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