Arctic Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Regional Training Center


From 2008-2014 the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center provided education and training about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) to health and allied health care providers and students in Alaska and beyond. Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Arctic FASD RTC's goal was to educate and train professionals and students in the health and allied healthcare fields. Our curriculum was based on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's seven FASD Core Competencies. As funding for this project has now ended, the Arctic FASD RTC is no longer providing training or workshops.

Template PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and other resources are available for download at our Trainer's Site.

Alaska FASD Practice and Implementation Center

In 2014, the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services, the home of the Arctic FASD RTC, was awarded one of six cooperative agreements to establish an FASD Practice and Implementation Center (FASD PIC)

The Alaska FASD PIC works with partner organizations across the country to provide nurses with education and training around the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and implement alcohol screening and brief intervention (aSBI) practices in primary care and related settings.

FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice

The FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice, first released in 2009 and the foundation for the Arctic FASD RTC's training and education materials, has been revised and updated. The new version of the guide is available for free. 

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) Resources 

NOFAS has a variety of resources available to assist families living with and professionals working with individuals with an FASD. 

There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant.

Pregnant woman with a wine glass covered by a stop symbolVisit CDC's website to learn more.

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