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Serving Children and Adolescents in Need, Inc. (SCAN)

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FASD Prevention Subcontractors
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Project Contact Information

Serving Children and Adolescents in Need, Inc. (SCAN)
Dora Maria Ramirez, Program Director
2387 East Saunders, Suite 2
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: 956-724-3177
Fax: 956-724-4861
E-mail: doramaria@scan-inc.org

Project Summary Statement

The goals of SCAN’s FASD Prevention Project are to reduce the incidence of FASD and the number of alcohol-exposed pregnancies in Webb County, Texas, by changing two key behaviors among the target population of adult and adolescent Hispanic females receiving services from the Pregnant and Post-Partum Intervention (PPI) Program, Border Enhancement and Expansion Program (BEEP), Llave al Futuro (Key to the Future) Program, Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) Program, Community-Supported Transition and Recovery (C-STAR) Program, Esperanza (Hope) Recovery Home, and the Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Female Serenidad Residential Treatment Center (other intra-agency SCAN programs).

The two primary objectives of our goals are to increase abstinence from alcohol in non-pregnant females who are receiving treatment services from SCAN, and to increase the use of effective contraception among females who drink alcohol and are sexually active and receiving intervention or treatment services from SCAN. These goals and behavioral objectives seamlessly mesh with SCAN’s mission and philosophy of providing cost-free and culturally relevant services that foster the healthy development of people.

Annual Evaluation Report 2010-2011 [ 466 KB PDF icon ]