The NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program works with the Center for Prevention Resources throughout the state to provide FASD information to audiences in both the public and private sectors. Trainings for agencies, organizations, substance abuse providers, educators and allied health professionals who work with pregnant women and/or women of childbearing age (18– 44 years) are available. As well as, trainings for professionals that work with families that have a child with an FASD.
Trainings are based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide and are tailored to fit the specific needs of the target audience.
Trainings can be one to three hours in length, based upon need.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is the only birth defect that is 100% preventable. This workshop will help participants understand the spectrums of this disorder, the effects of alcohol on the brain, the referral and diagnostic process, identification of resources for families of children with an FASD; as well as the trends, costs, impact and prevention of this disorder.
Upon completion, the participant(s) will be able to do the following:
- Define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
- Understand the Effects of Alcohol on the Developing Brain
- Understand the Symptoms, Referral and Diagnostic Process of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Understand the Long Term Impact of an FASD on an Individual’s Life
- Identify Resources for Families of Children with an FASD
- Identify Method(s) of Prevention for FASD
The NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program does not have any scheduled FASD training webinars for professionals at this time. Updates in this area are expected in the Spring of 2011.
Regional Training Centers:
North Carolina is part of the The Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center (GLFRTC) which is based at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin), and also serves the states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control funds all FASD Regional Training Centers (RTCs). The purpose of these Centers is to develop, implement, and evaluate educational curricula regarding FASD prevention, identification, and care; and incorporate the curricula into the training programs at each grantee’s university or college, into other schools throughout their regions, and into the credentialing requirements of professional boards.