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Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Broadcast Date: March 2, 2006
(2 hours)

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Program Overview

FASD is the leading known cause of mental retardation, and a leading cause of birth defects and learning disabilities. One in 100 births in the United States will have some degree of preventable damage due to maternal alcohol exposure. In order to prevent future cases of FASD, healthcare professionals need to be educated on the spectrum of disorders that can occur as well as understand the dose response in the fetal development period. This program will provide a comprehensive overview of FASD. The progression of alcoholism will be discussed as well as biological and social considerations when treating women with addictive disorders. Techniques that are useful in assessing, intervening, and engaging women into recovery will be reviewed.

Faculty

Kathleen Mitchell, MHS, LCADC
Vice President and National Spokesperson
National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
Emory Regional Training Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Target Audience

Nurses and Social Workers

Contact Hours

Social Workers 1 hour, 50 minutes

Contact for Technical Assistance

(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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