The Arctic FASD RTC is recruiting health and allied health care professionals who are interested in becoming FASD trainers. Through attendance in an online course and a two-day workshop, health and allied health care professionals will be prepared to provide FASD education and training to their colleagues and communities.
This course is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's FASD Competency-Based Curriculum. Supplementing this curriculum, the workshop will offer materials and resources that participants can use to conduct trainings within their own agencies, institutions, and communities.
All participants in the course will receive a certificate of participation. Those who complete the final project, a workshop in their own community, will receive a certificate identifying them as a certified FASD Competency-Based trainer. Continuing education credits are also available.
Please contact the Arctic FASD RTC if you would like more information about the Train-the-Trainer workshops (arcticfasdrtc @ uaa.alaska.edu or 907.786.6381).
When & where
Online: November 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015 (attendance at the in-person workshop is required)
In-person: December 1-2, 2014
Where: Online through Blackboard and in-person at the BP Energy Center, Anchorage
Presenters: Arctic FASD RTC staff and speakers bureau members
Registration must be completed through UAOnline through November 7. Please click here for detailed instructions.
It is still possible to register for the course after November 7. Please contact us for more information.
- Health and allied health professionals
- Students in health and allied health programs
- All individuals who wish to become trainers using this curriculum
- None, but previous knowledge of FASDs is recommended (e.g. participation in FASD 101, FASD Foundations, and/or FASD 201)
- Describe the basic biomedical foundations of FAS.
- Explain the basic clinical issues related to FASDs.
- Explain the epidemiological and psycho-social-cultural aspects of FASDs.
- Explain procedures to ensure that all women of childbearing age receive appropriate alcohol screening.
- Explain how to differentiate types of drinkers by patterns of alcohol use.
- Describe the most current approaches for screening in multiple settings.
- Explain in depth the most current theories of addiction.
- Explain in appropriate detail the predictable alcohol-induced injuries that might result from exposure during each trimester.
- Explain the range of birth defects that can result from prenatal alcohol exposure.
- Train other health professionals to use the "Framework for FAS Diagnosis and Services".
- Describe how to use differential diagnosis to determine if an individual has FAS or a related disorder.
- Explain one model for diagnosing FASDs.
- Explain FASDs throughout the lifespan to other health professionals.
- Describe various treatment interventions that might be helpful for an individual living with an FASD.
- Describe ethical and confidentiality issues related to FASDs.
American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education (CE) credits are available through the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. These CE credits are accepted by several licensing boards and for other professional purposes. Please consult with your licensing board in advance to confirm the acceptance of these credits.
Sixteen (16) continuing education credits will be available for this course. The cost for these credits is $135.
If you are interested in receiving APA continuing education credit for this course, please contact us.