Professional Continuing Education Online Course

FASD Fundamentals and Intervention Strategies is an online course offered over summer 2014 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 2 through July 13, 2014

Instructors: Emilie Cattrell, BA, CDC I, and Becky Porter, MS, LPC

Click here to view the syllabus.

To register, please visit UA Online. Please use CRN 52758.

Questions about cost should be directed to PACE.


  • 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.

Target Audience

  • Health and allied health professionals
  • Professionals who may work with individuals with FASD
  • Educators

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the workshop. Continuing education credit certificates are issued separately.*


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Learning Objectives

  • 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.