Applications are now being accepted for a continuity clinic project on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Improving Continuity of Care for Children and Families Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Program is recruiting up to nine (9) pediatric continuity clinics to participate in a 4-month pilot project to teach residents to recognize the signs of and implement plans of care for children with an FASD. Applications are now being accepted for Improving Continuity of Care for Children and Families Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, an effort to implement a resident-focused curriculum designed to introduce the future pediatric workforce to key components of FASDs most relevant to the primary care setting. The overarching goal of this project is to engage pediatric residents participating in primary care continuity clinics to categorize the conditions within the continuum of FASDs and understand their prevalence. Participants will learn to recognize the neurodevelopmental phenotype associated with prenatal alcohol exposure, to understand the importance of screening all patients for a history of prenatal alcohol exposure , and to recognize the role that social attitudes have in supporting families affected by parental substance use. Up to 9 continuity clinics will be chosen to participate in a 4-month project from October 2020 – January 2021.
Interested pediatric practices are encouraged to review a detailed project description with additional information, requirements and expectations. Priority will be given to practice teams that complete the online application by Friday, June 5, 2020.
Participating pediatricians will have the opportunity to earn continuing medical education points and maintenance of certification part 2 credit.
Contact Josh Benke (630/626-0681 | email@example.com) or Rachel Daskalov, MHA (firstname.lastname@example.org | 630/626-6063) for more information.