The FASD Center for Excellence seeks to provide education and training resources that incorporate the
most up-to-date information available. Several online training options, educational materials, and other
resources are available for a variety of users.
FASD - The Course
This 7-module course provides information on the risk factors associated with FASD,
the signs and symptoms of an FASD, FASD prevention techniques, and FASD treatment
methods. It is designed mainly for primary and behavioral health care providers,
social workers, educators, and other professionals who work with individuals who
may have an FASD. Parents, caregivers, and family members may also find the information
Curriculum for Addiction
Professionals (CAP): Level 1
CAP Level 1 is a comprehensive online curriculum on FASD for addiction professionals including certified addiction counselors,
psychologists, psychiatrist, social workers, and individuals working in treatment and recovery. Parents, caregivers, and other
family members can also benefit from this information. The course is organized into six competencies covering a wide range of
FASD-related topics. Through this curriculum, addiction professionals will learn how to apply information about FASD to their
work in the substance abuse treatment system.
Addiction Professionals (CAP): Level 2
CAP Level 2 is a comprehensive facilitator’s guide to teach the six competencies learned in CAP Level 1. After completing CAP Level 1,
professionals can prepare and deliver their own training by using the materials in CAP Level 2, which includes PowerPoint slides for
each of the six competencies, group activities, handouts, pre- and post-tests for each competency, and more. The content areas covered
by the six competencies are the same in CAP Level 1, however, CAP Level 2 teaches skills that build on the knowledge learned in CAP Level
1. It also expands the focus from primarily women to include men and adolescents in treatment, as well as children.
CAP Level 2 was developed for trainings to be conducted by a team of two professionals, one from the field of FASD and one from the addictions
field. The SAMHSA FASD Center and NOFAS strongly encourage this team approach to ensure that the training facilitators have the expertise needed
to provide training participants with accurate information. This teamwork also models the collaboration that may be needed when providing appropriate
services for clients and their families in the treatment system.
Tools for Success: Working with
Youth with FASD in the Juvenile Justice System
The revised and updated online curriculum Tools for Success: Working With Youth With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the Juvenile Justice System,
originally published in 2007, is designed for training juvenile justice professionals in the recognition and treatment of FASD in juvenile offenders.
The new version has been updated to address recent science in the field of FASD, and has been made available entirely online to facilitate easier access
and use. The curriculum now features an introduction followed by six modules. Each module includes post-test questions to reinforce learning, and a certificate
can be personalized and printed to show successful completion of the curriculum.
FASD: The Basics
This PowerPoint presentation provides an introduction to FASD for people with no
prior knowledge or experience with the topic. It can also serve as a review for
professionals who want to learn more about FASD. Presenters can use the slide show
in its entirety or use certain slides to focus on specific aspects of FASD.