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Counselor talking with a pregnant woman

Competency 1: Introduction to FASD


This competency describes historic findings related to alcohol use by pregnant women, U.S. perspectives on drinking during pregnancy, terminology related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), prevalence rates of FASD, and effects of alcohol on the fetus. It also discusses professional values and ethics related to the counselor's role in counseling women who have used alcohol during their pregnancies.

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