Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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This educational course covers SAMHSAs: Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder publication. The readings will cover screening tools for alcohol use and interventions for pregnant women and women of childbearing age to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It also outlines methods for identifying people living with FASD and modifying treatment accordingly. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening and Treatment Planning skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain prevention methods of alcohol-exposed pregnancies among women of childbearing age;
  2. Describe how to addressing FASD in treatment;
  3. Identify treatment options for families in care of children who have FASD;
  4. Identify resources in the community for education, prevention, and treatment of FASD.


AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 58. HHS Publication No.(SMA) 13-4803. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C