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Building FASD State Systems: Sixth Conference: Reaching New Heights Together for FASD

SAMHSA's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence held the sixth Building FASD State Systems (BFSS) Conference May 12-14, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. First held in 2003, the BFSS Conferences are an important part of the Center's efforts to advance the FASD field. More than 200 committed professionals and citizens gathered this year, representing the entire spectrum of support and services to people with an FASD.

Participants came from 47 States and the District of Columbia, two U.S. Territories, the Navajo Nation, and Canada to learn about effective FASD interventions and current science through informational sessions and peer-sharing activities. The week's activities also included Conferences of a number of other FASD-related groups that support the work of the Center, including the National Association of FASD State Coordinators (NAFSC), the Birth Mothers Network-Circle of Hope, the Center's Expert Panel and subcontractors, and the newly formed American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian Expert Panel.

Agenda PDF icon
2009 BFSS Conference Summary PDF icon
Speaker Presentations
Photographs