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The FASD Center

Michigan

FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Debra Kimball M.S.N., R.N.
Michigan Department of Community Health
Maternal Health Nurse Consultant
MMMS State Coordinator
FASD State Program Coordinator
Bureau of Family, Maternal and Child Health,
Division of Family and Community Health
109 W. Michigan Avenue, P.O. Box 30195
Washington Square Building, 3rd Floor,
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 335-8379
Fax: (517) 335-8822
E-mail: kimballd1@michigan.gov

FASD State Task Force

The FASD State Task Force meets quarterly in Lansing, Michigan, and the Michigan Coalition for Fetal Alcohol Resources, Education and Support (MCFARES) Newsletter provides information about FASD support groups in the State, as well as other helpful topics on FASD.

Access the latest MCFARES Newsletter here Exit Disclaimer Graphic.

  • Co-Chair: Charisse Cossu-Kowalski
    Macomb County Fetal Alcohol Resource, Education and Support Coalition
    E-mail: charisse@mcfares.org
  • Co-Chair: Vern Soden
    Parents Supporting Parents
    E-mail: vsoden@umich.edu
  • Facilitator: Ann Carrellas
    Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute
    E-mail: ann.carrellas@wayne.edu

FASD State Web Site

www.michigan.gov/fasd Exit Disclaimer Graphic

FASD State Plan

  1. FASD Maternal & Child Interagency Strategic Plan 2012—2014, Phase 1 PDF Icon.
  2. Youth In Transition and Adults with FASD 2012—2014, Phase 2 PDF Icon.
  3. Michigan FASD Task Force Strategic Plan 2006—2011 PDF Icon.

FASD State Resources

FASD Diagnostic Centers of Excellence

The Michigan FASD Program has continued to focus on collaboration with existing interagency programs in local communities and integration with State programs to promote prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure among women of reproductive age and intervention for children with an FASD and their families. Michigan has five FASD Diagnostic Clinics designated as Centers of Excellence that receive funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.

FASD Community-Based Projects

A total of eight Community-Based FASD Projects have also received funding support from the MDCH Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. These projects are designed to provide the following services:

  1. FASD Prevention: Decrease the incidence of FASD by eliminating alcohol consumption by pregnant women.
  2. FASD Screening, Diagnosis, and Linking: Increase identification of children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy and provide diagnostic evaluations and linking to specific community resources for intervention based on the individual need.
  3. Intervention Strategies for Children & Families Affected by FASD: Improve health, development, and quality of life for children with an FASD and their families.
Michigan FASD Community-Based Projects: Slides PDF Icon―This presentation describes the goals and relationships of each of the eight Community-Based FASD Projects in Michigan.

FASD Training and Education

Medical and allied health personnel from 15 statewide agencies, institutions, and organizations have completed the FASD certification program provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center. These certified FASD trainers use the CDC FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide (2004) as a tool to develop educational programs and increase knowledge about the prevention and treatment of FASD for medical and allied health personnel throughout the State. FASD trainers are based in local community agencies and organizations, as well as public health programs in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula Education Resources.

Bureau of Family, Maternal & Child Health: Maternal Infant Health Program Videos

Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services Policy and Technical Advisories

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (#P-T-11) Exit Disclaimer Graphic: Establishes the process and expectations for screening and referral of children for FASD and use of the T-ACE screening tool for inclusion of FASD prevention in treatment programs that serve women.

Michigan Department of Education

FASD Awareness Day Proclamations

Michigan House of Representatives Resolutions

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status
HR124 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon Prevention 2005 A resolution to recognize September 9, 2005, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in the State of Michigan. 9/8/05: Adopted.
HR301 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon Prevention 2006 A resolution to recognize September 9, 2006, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in the State of Michigan. 8/30/06: Adopted.

HR164 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon

Prevention

2007

A resolution to recognize September 9, 2007, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in the State of Michigan.

8/21/07: Adopted.

HR149 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon Prevention 2009 A resolution to recognize September 9, 2009, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in the State of Michigan. 9/2/09: Adopted
HR325 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon Prevention 2010 A resolution to recognize September 9, 2010, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in the State of Michigan. 9/8/10: Adopted.
HR307 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon Prevention 2012 A resolution to recognize September 9, 2012, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in the State of Michigan. 8/15/12: Adopted.
HB5572, became Public Act 291 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon Prevention 2012 An Act to support voluntary home visitation programs, particularly in homes of children 0 to 5 years of age and/or pregnant mothers; to authorize the promulgation of rules regarding home visitation programs; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies. Departments shall only support home visitation programs that include periodic home visits to improve the health, well-being, and self-sufficiency of parents and their children. 8/1/12: Signed by the Governor, effective date of law is 91st day after final adjournment of 2012 regular session.