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Webinar Series: FASD State Capacity Building

This three-part Webinar series from the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence, offered in collaboration with the National Association of FASD State Coordinators (NAFSC), presents information on building the capacity within state government and health care systems to address the prevention and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Part 1: Using FASD Data Sources to Build State Capacity

Original presentation date: 3/13/2014

This Webinar describes available FASD data resources and research to demonstrate the need for FASD services to state decision-makers, and to guide state-level prevention and treatment efforts. Case examples are presented from two states.

Moderator: Jill Hensley, M.A., Project Manager, SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence

Presenters:

  • Christina Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego, School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D., FASD Researcher in Behavioral Teratology and Professor, Department of Psychology, San Diego State University
  • Margaret Ellen Mattson, Ph.D., Research Scientist, SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
  • Georgiana Wilton, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine
  • L. Diane Casto, M.P.A., Manager of Prevention and Early Intervention Services, Alaska DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health

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Part 2: Building State Capacity to Address FASD

Original presentation date: 4/3/2014

This session introduces five key elements of effective FASD prevention and treatment initiatives at the state level. Representatives from five states provide examples of successful implementation of each key element.

Moderator: Sharon L. Dorfman, Sc.M., CHES, President, SPECTRA

Presenters:

  • Laura M. Nagle, FASD State Coordinator Kentucky, Bluegrass Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board, Inc.
  • Kris Rife, Co-Chair of the South Carolina FASD Collaborative
  • Debra Kimball, MSN, RN, Maternal Health Nurse Consultant, Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Enid Watson, M.Div., Massachusetts FASD State Coordinator, Institute for Health and Recovery
  • Jerome Romero, Director, FASD Prevention Program, University of New Mexico

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Part 3: Strategic Planning to Guide Existing Efforts to Address FASD Statewide

Original presentation date: 4/16/2014

This session describes the development of state-based strategic planning efforts to address FASD.

Moderator: Sharon L. Dorfman, Sc.M., CHES, President, SPECTRA

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