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CARE of Southeastern Michigan

Intervention Type

FASD Diagnosis and Intervention Subcontractors
(Local)

Project Contact Information

CARE of Southeastern Michigan
Shelly L. Bania, BA, CPC-R, ICPS, FASD Prevention Specialist/Program Coordinator
31900 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: 586-541-0033, ext. 128
Fax: 586-541-0034
E-mail: sbania@careofsem.com

Project Summary Statement

CARE is a local, non-profit, community agency whose mission is to educate, link and support individuals, families, businesses and communities affected by family concerns, workplace challenges, mental health conditions and the misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Southeastern Michigan.

Reflecting CARE’s overriding mission and passion to improve lives of Southeastern Michigan youth, the initiative is named Project FASD ACHIEVE identifying the overall project goal - improved functioning and life-long achievement for individuals living with FASD. Project FASD ACHIEVE integrates screening for FASD, referral for an FASD diagnostic evaluation and the provision of interventions based on the FASD diagnostic evaluation into CARE’s service delivery system for children ages 0-7.

The initiative is voluntary and must meet parents and caretakers where they are in the process of learning more about their child’s functioning; thus, CARE’s process allows for “no wrong door” to receiving services for children who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol. CARE offers a multitude of programs for families and children within Project FASD ACHIEVE’s target population. Working in collaborative way with Macomb County and other Southeastern Michigan partners and agencies, we are meeting the needs of the community.

By formalizing its working relationships with service providers and providing intensive case management, CARE ensures that families receive the supports that they need through the entire process. The goal is for all children who are diagnosed with an FASD to receive intervention services that assist them in achieving their full potential and to document the outcomes for all children. This work will not only improve the functioning of children but advance knowledge about FASD screening, diagnosis and intervention. Objectives Children receiving services will:

  1. Remain in current home placement at the time they enroll in FASD Achieve
  2. Improve school performance
  3. Remain in their daycare or preschool setting
  4. Meet treatment goals of individual service plan developed from diagnostic evaluation recommendations
  5. Improve functioning

Annual Evaluation Report 2010-2011 [ 430 KB PDF icon ]