Practice Level: Intermediate
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a non-diagnostic umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. These disorders often co-occur with substance abuse and mental health issues, and generally require treatment modifications for successful outcomes.
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- List the types of diagnosis within FASD
- Discuss prevention of FASD
- Describe the risk factors for alcohol-exposed pregnancy
- Introduction to FASD
- Professional Responsibility to Screen for FASD
- Procedures for Screening
- Selecting An Appropriate Prevention Approach
- Working with Women Who May Have an FASD
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA leads public health efforts that advance the behavioral health of the nation. On samhsa.gov SAMHSA states that its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities in America.
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