Principal Investigator: Diane King

In late 2008 the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was awarded BHRS a three-year grant to develop a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Regional Training Center (RTC). The Arctic FASD RTC seeks to increase FASD practice competence among medical and allied healthcare practitioners and students through developing and disseminating rurally-relevant and culturally-competent educational curricula, materials, and campaigns that will lead to increased knowledge, changed behavior, and modified training and licensure guidelines to make FASD highly visible in training program and healthcare settings.

The Arctic FASD RTC will train healthcare professionals, including social workers, speech and language therapists, physicians, nurses, and psychologists, as well as students in these health professions. All resources, once developed, will be made available at no cost to providers and educators in the region.

The Arctic FASD RTC will build upon past and current efforts in Alaska:
 

  • FASD CDC Surveillance Project
  • Alaska State Office of FAS
    (5-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] Grant)
  • FASD prevention, diagnostic, and intervention services
  • FASD Summits
  • FASD Prevention Collaborative Partnerships
  • And many more statewide efforts


In addition to the Arctic FASD RTC, there are four other RTCs in operation around the United States: the Frontier FASD RTC, the Great Lakes FASD RTC, the Midwestern FASD RTC, and the Southeastern FASD RTC. All are funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See more at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Regional Training Center (RTC).

The Arctic FASD-RTC is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement #  1U84DD000439.

Technical Reports

Technical reports containing team specific data are available on a limited basis.  Please contact CBHRS for more information.

  1. FAS Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behavior (KABB) 2006 Survey of Alaskan Professionals (Tech. Rep. No. 38)
  2. Summary Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FASD Diagnostic Team Data (Tech. Rep. No. 37)
  3. Ethnographic Analysis of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute Multidisciplinary Team (Tech. Rep. No. 36)
  4. Summary Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FASD Diagnostic Team Data (Tech. Rep. No. 35)
  5. Alaska Multidisciplinary FASD Teams Chart Review Data (Tech. Rep. No. 34)
  6. Cost Summary Update for the FASD Diagnostic Process in Alaska (Tech. Rep. No. 33)
  7. Summary Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FASD Diagnostic Team Data (Tech. Rep. No. 32)
  8. Teamwork Manual (Tech Rep. No. 31)   (Appendix)
  9. Matrix Analysis Update of the FASD Diagnostic Teams in the State of Alaska (Tech. Rep. No. 30)
  10. Southcentral Foundation Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic (Tech. Rep. No. 29)
  11. Cost of the FASD Diagnostic Process In Alaska (Tech. Rep. No. 28)
  12. Summary Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FASD Diagnostic Team Data  (Tech. Rep. No. 27)
  13. Ethnographic Analysis of the Juneau FASD Diagnostic Clinic (Tech. Rep. No. 26)
  14. Ethnographic  Update Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FASD Teams  (Tech. Rep. No. 25)
  15. Disbanded FASD Teams:  Events and Lessons Learned (Tech. Rep. No. 24)
  16. Relationship of IQ to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Tech. Rep. No. 23)
  17. Ethnographic Analysis of the Upper Tanana FASD Support and Diagnostic Team (Tech. Rep. No. 22)
  18. Fiscal Year 2003 Quarter Two and Three Summary Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FASD Diagnostic Team Data (Tech. Rep. No. 21)
  19. Matrix Analysis of Satisfaction Measures Used by the FASD Diagnostic Teams in the State of Alaska (Tech. Rep. No. 20)
  20. Matrix Analysis of Assessment Tools Used by the FASD Diagnostic Teams in the State of Alaska (Tech. Rep. No. 19)
  21. Matrix Analysis of the Charting Methods Used by the FASD Diagnostic Teams in the State of Alaska (Tech. Rep. No. 18)
  22. Ethnographic Analysis of the Yukon-Kuskokwim FASD Diagnostic Team (Tech. Rep. No. 17)
  23. Ethnographic Analysis of the Ketchikan FASD Diagnostic Clinic (Tech. Rep. No. 16)
  24. Ethnographic Analysis of the Mat-Su Fetal Alcohol Resource Project (Tech. Rep. No. 15)
  25. Ethnographic Analysis of the Sitka Neurodevelopmental Clinic (Tech. Rep. No. 14)
  26. Ethnographic Analysis of the Fairbanks Fetal Alcohol Community Evaluation Service Team (Tech. Rep. No. 13)
  27. Fiscal Year 2003 Quarter One Summary Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FAS Diagnostic Team Data (Tech. Rep. No. 12)
  28. Ethnographic Analysis of the Kodiak FAS Diagnostic Team (Tech. Rep. No. 11)
  29. Summary Report of the Alaska Multidisciplinary FAS Diagnostic Team Data (Tech. Rep. No. 10)
  30. Cataloging of Historical and Current Legislative Decisions, Medical Practices and Agency Policies Regarding FAS (Tech. Rep. No. 9)
  31. Review of Diagnostic Methods (Tech. Rep. No. 8)
  32. Ethnographic Analysis of the Kotzebue Multidisciplinary FAS Diagnostic Team (Tech. Rep. No. 7)
  33. Ethnographic Analysis of the Nome Multidisciplinary FAS Diagnostic Team  (Tech. Rep. No. 6)
  34. Ethnographic Analysis of the Bristol Bay FAS Community Diagnostic Team  (Tech. Rep. No. 5)
  35. Ethnographic Analysis of the Kenai Peninsula Multidisciplinary FAS Diagnostic Team (Tech. Rep. No. 4)
  36. Ethnographic Analysis of the Multidisciplinary Developmental Disability Team (Tech. Rep. No. 3)
  37. Ethnographic Analysis of the Southcentral Foundation FAS Diagnostic Team  (Tech. Rep. No. 2)
  38. Ethnographic Analysis of the Center for Children with Special Needs at Providence Alaska Medical Center (Tech. Rep. No. 1)