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American Indian / Alaska Native / Native Hawaiian Resource Kit

This resource kit was developed to help American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian communities understand and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). It includes brochures, factsheets, posters, and a list of resources specifically directed at Native communities.

Overview

Cover/Title Page/Acknowledgements PDF Icon
This file contains the cover page and acknowledgements for the kit.

How to Use This Resource Kit PDF Icon
This file provides useful information about what the kit provides, how the kit was developed, and how the kit should be used.

Contents of the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit PDF Icon
This overview provides a general orientation to the resource kit, including its goals, audience, use, development process, and content. It will give you the general layout of the kit.

Fact Sheets

What You Need To Know: The Effects of Alcohol on Women PDF Icon
This fact sheet provides data and statistics on women and drinking, including associated health risks, and the effects of drinking during pregnancy and while nursing. It also provides resources for additional information about alcohol and women. (Out of Stock, SMA06-4244)

What You Need To Know: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among Native Americans PDF Icon
This fact sheet helps answer questions about why 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 cultures. (Order Here, SMA06-4245)

What You Need To Know: The Language of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders PDF Icon
This fact sheet provides a general overview of FASD. It includes basic definitions of terms used to discuss FASD and its related effects. It also includes a brief history, statistics on the prevalence and impact of, and the cause and assessment of FASD.

Information Sheets

Community Health and Unity: Collaboration Strategies  PDF Icon
This information sheet is aimed at groups within communities (e.g., tribal and/or community leaders, school systems, health care providers). It gives examples of collaboration strategies to help increase awareness about and promote the prevention of FASD. In addition, it provides information on creating services and supports for pregnant women who may not be able to stop drinking on their own.

Healthy Babies Strong Futures: How Native Men Can Help Pregnant Women Be Alcohol Free PDF Icon
This information sheet provides simple strategies for Native men to use to help support their female partners, relatives, and friends in having alcohol-free pregnancies and preventing FASD.

Make Your Community Stronger: How You Can Promote Alcohol-Free Pregnancy in Your Community PDF Icon
This information sheet provides simple prevention strategies for community members to use to promote greater awareness about and understanding of FASD in their Native communities.

Brochures

How to Help Your Family Member or Friend Be an Alcohol-Free Mother-To-Be: Tips for Native Men PDF Icon
This brochure describes how Native men can help female partners, relatives, and friends have alcohol-free pregnancies. It discusses the risks of drinking during pregnancy and includes suggestions for talking to pregnant friends about FASD. It also lists things men can do to support their friends and loved one’s healthy pregnancies. (This brochure is designed to be printed on 8 ½ x 14 paper).

How to Help Yourself, Your Family Member or Friend Be an Alcohol-Free Mother-To-Be: Tips for Native Women PDF Icon
This brochure describes how Native women can help themselves and other women have alcohol-free pregnancies. It discusses the risks of drinking during pregnancy and includes suggestions for talking to pregnant relatives or friends about FASD. It also lists things women can do to support healthy pregnancies–for themselves and others. (This brochure is designed to be printed on 8 ½ x 14 paper).

The Power of Our Youth: Help Your Communities Have Healthy Babies PDF Icon
This brochure is for Native adolescents. It explains what FASD is and how preventing it can make a community stronger. It encourages adolescents to learn more about FASD and to help others in their community understand its cause and impact.

Posters

These posters can be displayed in community centers, health clinics, schools, work places, or anywhere people gather.

Have a Healthy Baby. Be an Alcohol-Free Mother-To-Be PDF Icon
This poster includes a depiction of pregnant Native women and contact information for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence.

Thank You, Mother! PDF Icon
Thank You, Mother! Microsoft Word Icon
This poster features a happy young child and includes the text "Thank you, Mother! By staying alcohol free during pregnancy, my Mom gave me a healthy start." It includes space for groups such as health care providers and community organizations to customize the poster with text, a group name, contact information, or a photo.

Resources

Resource List PDF Icon
This listing provides brief summaries of the information, resources, and services available through Native-specific Web sites. It also includes Web site locations and phone numbers (when available) of national resources for information, resources, and services related to the prevention and treatment of FASD.

Surgeon General’s Advisory on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy
This 2005 advisory sent out by U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona warns pregnant women and women who may become pregnant to abstain from alcohol. He gives an overview of the latest science related to drinking and pregnancy and draws conclusions related to the facts.