FAS/FAE Curriculum Evaluation (2003)
Beth Landon, MBA, MHA
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services designated the Family Youth Services Training Academy (FYSTA) of the University of Alaska to lead the development of a curriculum on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect (FAS/FAE). FYSTA developed a FAS 101 curriculum for State of Alaska workers such as Department of Corrections, Probation Officers, and Division of Family and Youth Services staff. FYSTA also developed a curriculum for web-based training and "training of trainers" components.
The Alaska Center for Rural Health (ACRH) worked collaboratively with the Family Youth Services Training Academy (FYSTA) to evaluate FAS/FAE curriculum implemented between November 2002 and February 2003. ACRH also developed simple assessment tools for ongoing self-evaluations of the Web-Based 101 FAS/FAE curriculum and the Training of Trainers materials being developed by the FYST.