• July/August 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 6

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Factsheets

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence recently published two Technical Assistance (TA) Impact factsheets.

The first factsheet, Preventing and Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) In Your State, presents information on how to successfully address FASD and identifies challenges States may face during the process. Strategies highlighted range from designating a State FASD Coordinator, to the development of a State action plan, to the efforts needed in drafting legislation and policies.

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) In Women's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, the second factsheet, highlights the benefits of detecting and responding to women with a possible FASD while in treatment. The publication identifies what FASD training providers bring to programs to help make them successful, such as how to be supportive when talking to women about FASD and the mandated reporting requirements.

Both factsheets feature a "So Where to Start?" information box with SAMHSA FASD resources and links to other websites.

Find Preventing and Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) In Your State and Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) In Women's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment on SAMHSA's website:

http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/documents/State_Cap_Impact_FS_final.pdf (1.5 MB)

http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/documents/Women_Impact_FS_final.pdf (843 KB)

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