Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Curriculum for Addiction Professionals: Level 2
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Curriculum for Addiction Professionals: Level 2, was developed as a joint project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence and the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS). The curriculum aims to help addiction professionals prevent, recognize and address FADS. It is intended as a training for social workers, certified addiction counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and others in the treatment and recovery field. This curriculum has been designed for professionals who work with men, women, and adolescents in treatment, though some of the competencies (e.g., Prevention) focus on issues specific to women.
Available for free from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The FASD Ontario Justice Committee (members of the FASD Stakeholders of Ontario) has developed this website with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, as a resource for justice system professionals and others who are grappling to understand FASD. They hope that this website will put case law, legal resources, background information, and practical tips close at hand. They also hope that it will offer strategies for dealing with the unique problems presented by offenders, victims and witnesses with FASD in compassionate, fair and effective ways.
This website is a Canadian resource. However, at this point in time, the community resources listed on the site are mainly Ontario resources, since it is developed by FASD Ontario Justice Committee members. In time and with input from the users of the site, they will expand their list.