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June 2007Vol. 8, No. 5CASA Training on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The Arizona Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program now offers an online training module on fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The module includes a history of the disorder, criteria for identifying and diagnosing FAS and related disorders, the effects of in utero exposure, treatments, and the behavioral and learning traits associated with FAS.

The FAS training is one of several training modules available on the Arizona CASA website. Other topics include court procedures, illnesses and syndromes, family interactions, and substance abuse. While the trainings are designed to help CASAs meet their continuing education requirements, they can also be used by Foster Care Review Board members, other volunteers, and the general public.