TRAINING DVD Fetal Alcohol and Other Drug Effects A Four-Part Training Series
These four one-hour training programs were developed to provide accessible, practical information to help parents, families, and professionals, and to support program development.
Part 1: Diagnostic Criteria: Effects of Prenatal Exposure
Provides current information about FASD, including the history of references to drinking and pregnancy outcomes, diagnostic criteria and the range of effects of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure.
Part 2: Common Learning and Behavioral Characteristics
Introduces a visual model for linking neurobehavioral symptoms associated with FASD. Stories illustrate what these symptoms mean for children, adolescents and adults who have FASD. Parents and professionals in a studio audience contribute examples of successful accommodations.
Part 3: Behaviors and Overlapping Diagnoses
Explores multiple diagnoses given to children with FASD. Includes a discussion of the most common overlapping diagnoses, e.g., Attention Deficit Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and others. Parenting and professional strategies and neurobehavioral symptoms are explored to clarify their fit. The model for applying this understanding to prevent secondary behaviors is also introduced.
Part 4: Barriers to Identification: Historical, Cultural, Professional and Personal
Judy Cropp, Cofounder of FASCETS, and grandparent of children prenatally exposed to alcohol and drugs, and Debra Evensen, educational consultant and FAS specialist in Alaska, are interviewed. Judy talks about her granddaughter, and how she was able to talk with her daughter about FAS; Debra tells stories about the impact of discovering FASD professionally. Both share examples of their successes in their personal lives and work.
Price for parents and caregivers: $150.00 USD
Price for professionals and organizations $200.00 USD