Welcome to the FASD Trainers Section!
One of the original goals
established for Alaska’s Comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
(FASD) Project was to improve lifelong outcomes for individuals with
FASD through improved services. To accomplish this goal, training of
all appropriate service providers is critical.
During the past year, 42 dedicated individuals
have become FASD Certified Trainers, through the Office of FASD . These
trainers are certified to use the curriculum FASD, Disabilities
of Discovery: Insights into Brain-Based Disorders
(FASD 101) .
25 of them are also certified to use the newly developed
Strategies and Interventions
Through this 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 are very excited about these new
programs and 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