Arctic Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Regional Training Center

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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. 

While the Center is no longer actively providing education and training, we are still working on efforts to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies through the FASD Practice and Implementation Center. The materials and resources developed by the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center can be found archived on this site.

Funding for the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Arctic 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 Arctic FASD PIC works with several partner organizations across the country to provide nurses with education and training around the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and the implementation of alcohol screening and brief intervention 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. Their latest brochure Hope for Children Living with FASD: 4 Programs That Work! is now available. 

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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