The purpose of this program is to educate health providers in the recognition, evaluation, and diagnosis of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The information presented is intended to help practitioners better identify individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure so that they can be appropriately referred for treatment and case management.
- To learn about the incidence and course of FASDs
- To understand the different diagnostic categories of FASDs
- To recognize the clinical presentation of individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure
- To become familiar with the process of evaluating and diagnosing individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure
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The purpose of this program is to assist health providers who do not necessarily have prior experience in alcohol screening and brief intervention. The steps presented are intended to help practitioners carry out the important function of identifying and advising women who are drinking alcohol to cut down or abstain from using alcohol during pregnancy.
- Understand the effects of alcohol on the fetus and the developing child
- Become familiar with screening methods to assess for alcohol use during pregnancy
- Develop skills in providing brief intervention for alcohol reduction or cessation in pregnant women
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