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Building FASD State Systems: Third Conference Moves States Forward

SAMHSA's FASD Center for Excellence convened its third Building FASD State Systems Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2005. Attendees came from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. State representatives set goals for their States and met to brainstorm components of an ideal comprehensive system of care for FASD prevention and treatment. Participants included FASD State coordinators; staff from public health, maternal and child health, mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities agencies; and family members.

2005 Building FASD State Systems Conference Proceedings PDF icon

South Dakota Approach to FASD

Powerpoint presentations from the 2005 BFSS Conference are listed below.

New Estimates of the Economic Costs of FASD (updated) (Rick Harwood, Vice President, The Lewin Group) 

Implementing the CDC Guidelines: Challenges and Issues for the Future Panel  

FASD and Behavioral Disorders in Context: Understanding Behavior of Alcohol-Affected ChildrenPPT icon (Claire Coles, PhD, Director, Fetal Alcohol Center, Emory University School of Medicine and the Marcus Institute)  

Addressing Child Welfare and Mental Health Issues for Individuals With an FASD and Their FamiliesPPT icon (Dan Dubovsky, MSW, FASD Specialist, FASD Center for Excellence, and Eileen Lally, EdD, LCSW, Program Manager, University of Alaska) 

FASD Prevention: Implementing Project ChoicesPPT icon (Kirk von Sternberg, PhD, Senior Research Associate, University of Texas Medical School at Houston) 

FASD Center for Excellence: Accomplishments since May 2004 and Future DirectionsPPT icon  

SAMSHA FASD Center for Excellence Project Officer Ammie A. Bonsu welcomes participants to the 2005 BFSS Conference.

SAMSHA FASD Center for Excellence Project Officer, Ammie A. Bonsu, welcomes participants to the 2005 BFSS Conference.

Participant views the FASD Center exhibit.

Participant views the FASD Center exhibit.

Faye Calhoun, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, delivers the keynote.

Faye Calhoun, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, delivers the keynote.

Native youth talk about their peer mentoring program.

Native youth talk about their peer mentoring program.

Family members talk about life with FASD.

Family members talk about life with FASD.

Participants brainstorm ideas for a comprehensive system of care.

Participants brainstorm ideas for a comprehensive system of care.