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Women and Drinking: Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

Author: Mary Marden Velasquez, Karen Ingersoll, Linda Carter Sobell, Marc Sobell

Book Required Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Drinking during pregnancy can cause a range of disabilities that have lifelong effects yet are 100% preventable. A variety of brief motivational behavioral interventions developed for nonpregnant women of childbearing age can effectively prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEP). This book outlines clinical definitions and the history of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), epidemiology and effects across the lifespan, evidence-based prevention practices such as CHOICES and CHOICES-like interventions, and opportunities for dissemination. The information and resources presented will help a wide variety of practitioners in diverse settings, ranging from high-risk settings such as mental health and substance abuse treatment centers to primary care clinics and universities, deliver interventions targeting behavior change.

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Course Syllabus

  • Description
  • Theories and Models of FASD
  • Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies
  • Treatment - Dissemination Efforts for Avoiding Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies
  • Case Vignette

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the effects of fetal alcohol disorder on children
  • State the incidence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  • Identify the key component of the CHOICES intervention
  • List the facial characteristics of FAS

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