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Women and Drinking: Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

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

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 4 hours
4.5 out of 5.0, Based on: 103 reviews

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.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

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

Course Syllabus

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

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This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

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