Resources for professionals:

One of the goals of the NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program is to provide resources for professionals who work with pregnant women, women of childbearing age and families who have a child or individual with an FASD.

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The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Toolkit was developed to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate and timely interventions. This is a great resource for professionals and families.
The developmental and behavioral effects of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) last a lifetime. Recent studies estimate that approximately two to five percent of school-aged children live with the neurocognitive, self-regulation, and adaptive functioning challenges associated with PAE. Learn how pediatric medical home clinicians can identify, diagnose, and/or refer potentially affected children and address potential comorbidities.
In addition, specific suggestions are provided for assessment of maternal use of alcohol during pregnancy. This course also familiarizes learners with the proposed mental health diagnosis, Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE).

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Alcohol and Pregnancy. Healthcare providers can help stop alcohol use in pregnancy with alcohol screening and brief counseling for all women.
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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.
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.
This guide is designed for every educator (e.g., teachers, special education teachers, resource specialists, speech and language specialists, school nurses, psychologists, and occupational therapists) who works with K-8 elementary and middle school level students. The guide addresses the impact of prenatal exposure to alcohol and how it affects the K-8 grade student.