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The information here covers several policy issues related to FASD and is updated
as new information becomes availabled.
Identifying Promising FASD Practices: Review and Assessment Report
The purpose of this report is to describe the methods used by the FASD Center for
Excellence to identify and develop an inventory of FASD prevention and treatment
interventions and to assess them in accordance with key criteria from SAMHSA’s
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This report
presents the findings of that work, and discusses the implications for SAMHSA and
those providing FASD prevention and treatment services across the country. The report
concludes with lessons learned and recommendations for SAMHSA.
Promising Practices in the Prevention and Treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The Promising Practices poster, developed by the FASD Center for Excellence in collaboration
with Suzanne Bowler, Ph.D., Kimberly Hiner, MPH, CHES, and Gayl Anglin, Ph.D., is
a companion piece to the Promising Practices report. The poster summarizes the purpose
and methodology of the study, along with key findings and recommendations.
FASD Legislation by State (October 2012)
This report updates the FASD Center for Excellence’s report on legislation related
to FASD. It includes legislation introduced, updated, or passed as of October 2012.
Review of Instructional Materials on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This report identifies, describes, and reviews current curricula and other educational
materials that relate directly or indirectly to FASD.
Service Delivery Strategies for FASD: Recreational and Educational Summer Programs
This report describes the origins of summer programs for persons with special needs,
special needs camps as a promising practice, and details of programs currently available
in Michigan and Washington. It also discusses whether family camps for persons and
families affected by FASD can be considered a promising practice. Finally, the report
includes an agenda, which may help individuals and organizations interested in planning
Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Indian Country Site Visit: Final Report Executive
As part of its outreach efforts in Indian Country, the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
sponsored site visits in 2002. Two consultants interviewed representatives from
10 tribal groups and 5 health centers in July, August, and September. The sites
included 10 reservations and 5 urban Indian Community Health Centers.
Signage and Alcohol Warning Laws
In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy,
19 States and the District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring warnings at the
point of sale, including bars and restaurants. Studies show that the signs raise
awareness and may reduce alcohol consumption among light to moderate drinkers.