Welcome to the FASD Trainers Section!
One of the original goals established for Alaska’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) Program is to improve lifelong outcomes for individuals with FASD through improved services. To accomplish this goal, training of all appropriate service providers is critical.
Through training, we can begin to change the paradigm related to this disability (brain damage vs. behavior problem), and it can begin the process of systems change within our existing service delivery systems—education, developmental disabilities, juvenile justice, child protection, health care, public assistance, vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse treatment, mental health and corrections to name a few. If we expect to improve how services are provided to this population of individuals and their families, change needs to occur within these existing service systems.
We believe that by developing local community-based expertise, we can more effectively train service providers across the state and across disciplines, which will begin the process of changing the paradigm of thinking about this disability. This, in turn, will change how our systems approach their work with individuals affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol. For additional information contact:
Divison of Behavioral Health
Prevention & Early Intervention
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
350 Main Street, Suite 214
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0620
Phone: (907) 465-4984