The FASD Resource Guide is the work of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Committee (FASDC) of Mecklenburg, which is a subcommittee of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition. In October 2004, a motivated group of individuals representing The Arc of Mecklenburg County, Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, CASCADE Services, Substance Abuse Prevention Services and community volunteers collaborated to address the issue of women consuming alcohol during pregnancy. The goals of the FASDC is to raise awareness about FASD and to provide prevention education in the community.
New Resources from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
This ACOG website provides resources for women’s health care providers in identifying women who drink too much and in providing brief educational counseling to reduce or eliminate alcohol use.
National FASD Resources
The members of the National Association of FASD State Coordinators (NAFSC), professionals who support and coordinate statewide activities related to the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), have crafted a resource list that will give providers additional links to materials specific to the prevention of FASD.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and
Practice. This guide will enhance the knowledge and skills of health care providers to recognize and prevent FASDs. It is for use in developing educational programs and materials. It is available free in both print and CD formats. FREE-Find it online:
On-line Course for Addiction Professionals
This course is intended for social workers, certified addiction counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and others in the treatment and recovery field. The course includes six competencies that can be taken at your own pace. After completing all six competencies, you may download and print a certificate of completion. FREE-Find it online:
Tools for Success Curriculum: Working with Youth and FASD in the Juvenile Justice System
Tools for Success is a training to promote strategies to identify needs of youth in corrections with FASD and to develop and present more effective intervention strategies. FREE-Find it online:
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) developed this curriculum to provide age-appropriate information on FAS. Available in three CDs at $25 each. Find it online:
FAS: Guidelines for Referral and Diagnosis
Reducing Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies