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Special Reports

The information here covers several policy issues related to FASD and is updated as new information becomes availabled.

  • Task 6: Identifying Promising FASD Practices: Review and Assessment Report PDF Icon
    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 (poster) PDF Icon
    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) PDF Icon
    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 PDF Icon
    This report identifies, describes, and reviews current curricula and other educational materials that relate directly or indirectly to FASD.
  • Innovative Service Delivery Strategies for FASD: Recreational and Educational Summer Programs PDF Icon
    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 similar programs.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Indian Country Site Visit: Final Report Executive Summary PDF Icon
    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.