Working Effectively with Women Who Experience an FASD in Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Date: October 14, 2010

In our first Speaker Series event of 2010-2011, Arctic FASD RTC affiliate faculty member Cheri Scott discussed how health and allied health care providers can effectively support women who experience an FASD as they seek help through behavioral health and substance abuse treatment programs.

Topics included:

  • Lifelong impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on human development
  • Identifying primary and secondary disabilities
  • How to prevent secondary disabilities
  • Identifying strategies for success in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment programs for women who experience an FASD
Presentation materials

This event was available via teleconference. Click here for a copy of the presentation handout.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education (CE) credits were available through the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). These CE credits are accepted by several licensing boards and for other professional purposes. Please consult with your licensing board to confirm the acceptance of these credits.

CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Participants were eligible to receive two (2) continuing education (CE) credits for the completion of the workshop. The processing fee for these two credits was $25.00.

Target Audience
  • Health and allied health professionals
  • Students in health and allied health programs
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Educators
  • Professionals who may work with individuals with FASD
  • Community members interested in learning more about FASD
  • No previous knowledge of FASD is required.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the possible primary and secondary disabilities associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • Identify ways to prevent secondary disabilities.
  • Identify at least five strategies that can help women that experience an FASD be successful in completing their substance abuse treatment program.