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1. Program Description

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.

2. Educational Goals

  • 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

3. Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and MFCCs/MTFs.

4. Requirements for successful completion

Type of media: web browser and internet connection

Release date: This program was released on August 22, 2008

Time to complete the activity: approximately 120 minutes (2 hours)

5. Expert Faculty & their Disclosure Information

Blair Paley, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

Mary J. O'Connor, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

Susan Baillie, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she also is Director of Graduate Medicine Education. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

Margaret Stuber, M.D., is the Jane and Marc Nathanson Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

6. Sponsorship

Support for the development of this course was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MM-M0263-03).

This education course was developed by Blair Paley, Ph.D., Mary J. O'Connor, Ph.D. ABBP, Susan Baillie, Ph.D., and Margaret Stuber, M.D., with assistance from Ian A. Cook, M.D., under the auspices of the Western Regional Training Center on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

7. Provider contact information

Office of Professional and Community Education
Semel Institute, UCLA
ph. 310.825.4781
fax. 310.825.7642
email

8. Privacy Policy

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