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Planning a Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall meetings have allowed various FASD constituency groups to identify areas
of need and share information on available services to prevent and treat FASD. This
brochure can help you plan a Town Hall meeting in your community.
The TA Impact Fact Sheet Series
A key component of the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence is to provide technical
assistance (TA) and training to recipients seeking to decrease the incidence of
FASD through prevention efforts, and/or by improving the screening and diagnosis
of FASD to improve the functioning and quality of life of children, youth, or adults
with FASD and their families.
The TA Impact Fact Sheet series compiles key lessons learned from recipients of
Center TA and training efforts in specified areas. As such, these Fact Sheets can
provide guidance to other entities that seek to expand and sustain their ability
to address FASD.
Preventing and Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Your State
This fact sheet discusses basic steps for developing State-level capacity to address FASD, including the designation of a State Coordinator, building a Task Force, crafting a State Action Plan, and supporting appropriate infrastructure and policy development.
Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Women’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
This Fact Sheet provides vital information for women’s residential substance abuse treatment centers seeking to expand their capacity to address FASD, and describes the value of these services for systems, clients, and their families.
Integrating Sustainable Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Services in Your Existing Service Setting
This Fact Sheet outlines the key components of integrating and sustaining FASD prevention, intervention, screening, and diagnostic services in existing service settings, including: identification of evidence-based program models and strategies; multidisciplinary collaboration and task forces; provider knowledge and skills training; and evaluation of data.
What You Need To Know Series
What You Need To Know: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among Native Americans
This fact sheet helps answer questions about why fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
(FASD) is a serious concern in some Native communities. It provides an overview
of the underlying causes of FASD and its impact on American Indian and Alaska Native
What You Need To Know: The Physical Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The effects of FASD vary widely from person to person. This fact sheet describes
those effects, provides basic suggestions on how to address them, and offers communications
tips to health providers to use with clients who may have an FASD. (Out of Stock, SMA07-4255)
What You Need To Know: Adopting and Fostering Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Many parents of children with an FASD are adoptive or foster parents. This fact
sheet provides information on FASD, provides advice to prospective parents on gathering
information prior to bringing the child home, and what they might expect once they
are home. (Out
of Stock, SMA07-4254)
What You Need To Know: Preventing FASD: Healthy Women, Healthy Babies
This fact sheet outlines which women are at risk for giving birth to a child with
an FASD, reviews the 2005 Surgeon General’s Advisory on using alcohol while pregnant,
and discusses ways to prevent FASD. (Out of Stock, SMA07-4253)
What You Need To Know: Effects of Alcohol on a Fetus
Drinking alcohol at any time during a pregnancy can damage a fetus. This fact sheet
describes how alcohol can damage a fetus and what the consequences prenatal alcohol
exposure can be. (Out
of Stock, SMA07-4275)
What You Need To Know: Effects of Alcohol on Women
Drinking alcohol affects women differently than it does men and carries greater
risks for women who drink heavily. This fact sheet describes those risks and in
addition to the special risks for women who drink while pregnant. (Out of Stock, SMA06-4244)
What You Need To Know: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: When Your Child Faces the
Juvenile Justice System
This fact sheet discusses the challenges, and outlines the rights, of a child during
encounters with the juvenile justice system. It provides parents with tips on how
to help their child and ensure the system meets the child’s needs. (Order Here, SMA06-4241)
What You Need To Know: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Juvenile Justice: How
Professionals Can Make a Difference
This fact sheet discusses the challenges faced by youth with an FASD during encounters
with the juvenile justice system and describes the means by which attorneys can
effectively advocate for their clients who have or may have an FASD. It also offers
suggestions to juvenile justice professionals on how they can help them get fair
treatment and appropriate services. (Order Here, SMA06-4240)
What You Need To Know: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Criminal Justice
This fact sheet outlines the reasons why some people with an FASD get into trouble
with the law, the issues that may arise when they do, and the ways the criminal
justice system can address their needs. (Out of Stock, SMA06-4238)
What You Need To Know: Independent Living for People With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Navigating the activities of daily living can be a challenge for persons with an
FASD. This fact sheet describes these challenges and offers suggestions on how to
ensure people with an FASD get the support they need to live independently.
What You Need To Know: Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Getting a
FASD often goes unrecognized and undiagnosed. This fact sheet defines and describes
FASD, outlines the signs that may indicate an FASD, discusses the importance of
diagnosing an FASD, and offers advice on where to get a diagnosis as well as how
to prepare for an FASD assessment.
What You Need To Know: The Language of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This fact sheet defines "FASD"; describes the conditions associated with FASD; and
discusses the cause, scope, and impact of these disorders.
What You Need To Know: Tips for Elementary School Teachers
This fact sheet discusses what FASD is, how students are affected by FASD, how to
recognize signs of FASD, and how to help students who have an FASD.
What You Need To Know: How Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Co-Occur With Mental
This fact sheet outlines the risks of failure to recognize FASD in persons with
co-occurring mental illness. It also offers suggestions on how mental health personnel
can recognize an FASD as a co-occurring condition and what they can do if they suspect
that a person has an FASD. (Out of Stock, SMA06-4237)
What You Need To Know: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders By The Numbers
The numbers tell the story. Using statistics, this fact sheet describes the extent
of FASD in the population, the significance of the problem, and the challenges in
collecting data on FASD. (Order
Other Fact Sheets
Eight Magic Keys: Developing Successful Interventions for Students With FAS
This brochure outlines eight strategies for school personnel to follow when working
with students who have FAS.
What Do I Do? Helping Your Kids Understand Their Sibling's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
This booklet provides guidance on understanding sibling relationships when an FASD
is involved. It answers questions you might have and suggests ways to help your
children cope with their sibling's disorder. A list of resources is also provided
if you need further information or support. (Order Here, SMA06-4236)
My Sibling Has a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Can I Catch it?
Your sibling has a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or an FASD. It can be hard to
understand and scary to think about. This booklet can help answer some questions
you may have. It tells you about FASD and helps you explore your feelings. It also
shares ways to get help. (Order
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