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Planning a Town Hall Meeting PDF Icon
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.


Fact Sheets

The TA Impact Fact Sheet Series

The TA Impact Fact Sheet series compiles key lessons learned from past recipients of Center Technical Assistance (TA) and training efforts, and 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 PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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.

Integrating Sustainable Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Services in Your Existing Service Setting – Part 2 PDF Icon
This fact sheet presents lessons learned from actual integration of the Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) evidence-based program into a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition education program in Ohio.


What You Need To Know Series

What You Need To Know: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among Native Americans PDF Icon
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 cultures. (Order Here, SMA06-4245)

What You Need To Know: The Physical Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders PDF Icon
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 Disorders PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 System PDF Icon
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 Disorders PDF Icon
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 Diagnosis PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 Illness PDF Icon
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 PDF Icon
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 Here, SMA06-4236)


Other Fact Sheets

Eight Magic Keys: Developing Successful Interventions for Students With FAS PDF Icon
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 Disorder PDF Icon
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? PDF Icon
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 Here, SMA06-4247)

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