Substance Abuse



Below are the sections, designed to provide information related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Select a link for more information:

  • Cover

  • Table of Contents

  • Section A - Define FASD
    1. Introduction
    2. Prevention Message - Think About It
    3. Prevention Message - Have a Healthy Baby
    4. Language of FASD
    5. Center for Excellence
    6. FASD by the Numbers
    7. Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and the Brain
    8. Facial Feature Guide
    9. Overlapping Characteristics & Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children

  • Section B - Recognition
    1. Prevention Message - Do You Have FASD in Your Class?
    2. Signs, symptoms and classroom behavior

      a. The Visible Kid with the Invisible Disability
      b. Symptoms and Behavior that Effect Learning
      c. Talking to parents by Barb Wybrecht

    3. Skills Checklists from British Columbia Ministry of Education
    4. Protocols and Certification
    5. Michigan Pre-Screen Tool

  • Section C - Curriculum and Help Available
    1. Prevention Message - Not a Single Drop
    2. Prevention Message - Alcohol Can Harm the Way Your Baby Learns & Behaves
    3. Help is out there!

      a. Diagnostic Centers for FAS
      b. Local Community FAS Projects & Support Groups
      c. Statewide Services
      d. FAS Trainer/Consultants

    4. What can teachers do in the classroom?

      a. How to Stop Misbehavior in the Classroom
      b. FASSTAR Trek Model: Behavior Environmental Adaptation Model (BEAM)
      c. Curriculum Overview & Teaching Guides

      i. Alberta "Teaching Students with FAS Disorder" order form
      ii. Reach to Teach Elementary and Middle School by SAMHSA
      iii. ARC overview & order form
      iv. NOFAS K-12 FASD Education and Prevention Curriculum

    5. Additional Strategies for Teachers

      a. Eight Magic Keys: Developing Successful Interventions for Students w/FAS
      b. Teaching Strategies
      c. IFAS: Behaviors, Misinterpretation, Accurate Interpretation Ref Sheet
      d. Age-appropriate vs. Developmental Age Expectations
      e. How to Minimize SCREAMS: Yours not Their's

  • Section D - IEP vs. 504 Pan
    1. Prevention Message - Zero 4 Nine
    2. Prevention Message - 101 Reasons
    3. How can an IEP or 504 Plan help the teacher?
    4. IEP's vs. 504 plans
    5. New IDEA Regulations Released December 2008
    6. Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Plans

  • Section E - Learning More about FAS (Articles)
    1. Prevention Message - Pathway
    2. Prevention Message - Pregnant Pause
    3. Teacher Training Would Help Identify Students with FASD
    4. Who has to Change? Trying their hardest, doing their best!
    5. How Alcohol Exposure Affects Behavior (helpful articles direct link)

      a. Arrested Social Development
      b. Behavior Mod for FAS/E
      c. Cause and Defect
      d. Disrespect and Manipulation
      e. FAS and Confabulation
      f. FAS and Conscience Development
      g. FAS/E and Impulse Control
      h. FAS and inappropriate Sexual Behavior
      i. FAS and Moral Character
      j. FAS and Stealing
      k. FAS Issues at All Ages
      l. How to Discipline Your Child
      m. How to Explain FAS Behaviors
      n. Motivation
      o. Neuro-behavior in Adolescents and Adult
      p. Suspended
      q. Won't or Can't

  • Section F - Guidelines FAS Guidelines

1. Prevention Message - NOFAD Foster Care
2. Prevention Message - NOFAS Policy
3. Guidelines for Diagnosis and Referral - National Task Force or (direct link)

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