Professional Continuing Education Online Course
FASD Fundamentals and Intervention Strategies is an online course offered over summer 2013 by the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center through UAA College of Education Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).
This course is based on our FASD Fundamentals and Intervention Strategies workshop, with additional content such as readings and assignments to be completed over a seven week time frame.
Note: It is NOT a self-paced course. There are weekly readings and assignments with specific due dates.
Date: June 3 through July 12, 2013
Instructors: Becky Porter, MS, LPC and Emilie Cattrell, BA, CDC
- The biological basis of FASDs.
- The range of birth defects that can result from prenatal alcohol exposure.
- The 4-Digit Diagnostic Code system for assessment and diagnosis of FASDs.
- Helpful approaches for working with individuals who experience an FASD.
- Developing individualized intervention strategies.
- Risky drinking and patterns of alcohol use.
- Screening methods for alcohol use for women and teens.
- Health and allied health professionals
- Professionals who may work with individuals with FASD
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the workshop. Continuing education credit certificates are issued separately.*
- Describe FASDs.
- Identify characteristics of FASDs within all life stages.
- Describe the importance of early identification and intervention.
- Describe secondary disabilities associated with FASDs.
- Design intervention strategies to help people with FASDs and their families.
- Discuss treatments and therapies available for individuals with FAS/FASDs.