Training for FASD Awareness Month
FASD Training Available for AAP Chapters
For FASD Awareness Month in September, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Program is highlighting training to address the lifelong effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. This is an opportunity for chapters to engage one of the AAP FASD champions and learn from subject matter experts. With the many lasting ways fetal alcohol exposure can affect children, early access to treatment, resources, and supportive, integrated care can make a lifetime of difference. Training webinars on neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE), recognizing the physical features of FASDs, and lifelong care for individuals with an FASD are available now! Contact Josh Benke, FASD program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-626-6081 for more information and to schedule training for your chapter.
Free Online Training Courses on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The AAP is pleased to promote free trainings on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) from our partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC, in partnership with the Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy, launched a training website in 2018 to support healthcare professionals in the prevention, diagnosis, and care management of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). These free, online trainings are available for pediatricians, pediatric clinicians, and other healthcare providers who work with kids and families living with the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol. The courses provide continuing education credits and allow learners the flexibility to complete the trainings at their own pace.
For more information and to access the courses and related resources, please visit CDC's FASD Training page at www.cdc.gov/fasdtraining.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Recognizing Behavioral Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Recent studies estimate that approximately one to five percent of school-aged children live with the neurocognitive, self-regulation and adaptive functioning challenges associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Learn how pediatric medical home clinicians can identify, diagnose and/or refer potentially affected children and address potential comorbidities. This course also familiarizes learners with the proposed mental health diagnosis, Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE).
View complete course details and more information: http://bit.ly/FASD-PAE