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Family Engagement at Safe and Supportive Schools Conference

Slides used at the March 19, 2019 VDOE  Safe and Supportive Schools Conference in Williamsburg.

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The ABCs of back to school with FASD

Informative PDF on the ABCs of  Back to School with FASD from the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

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Effective Strategies Checklist: Children and Youth with Developmental Disorders and Challenging Behaviors

Children and youth who have intellectual disabilities or developmental disorders are at elevated risk for co-occurring psychiatric or behavioral problems. These young people pose a serious challenge for administrators, program directors and clinicians, especially when they present with aggressive or disruptive behaviors. When appropriate community services have not been organized, these youth can be among the most difficult and costly to serve. Across the country, their families report relentless stress, partly because it is very difficult to obtain the help they need. This paper provides resources and strategies that have improved outcomes and lowered costs, while diminishing risk for institutional placements, referrals to juvenile justice and child welfare.

  • Worksheet, Effective Strategies Checklist: Children and Youth with Developmental Disorders and Challenging Behaviors


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Educational Strategies handbook from Sanford School of Medicine

The educational strategies presented in this handbook are intended to be helpful to all teachers who work with students who may have a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). If this is your first time teaching a student with an FASD, this guide should be extremely helpful. While many of the strategies are general and are appropriate to use with all students who may share some of the learning needs of students with an FASD, they should be especially helpful to use with students who have been diagnosed with an FASD, from Sanford School of Medicine, Univ of South Dakota.

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Learn more about FFF- 2019 ‘Your Need to Know’ TV program

Formed Families Forward was pleased to be featured on the Fairfax Public Access television show “Your Need to Know”. Learn more about how FFF started and the wealth of services and programs we offer to foster, adoptive and kinship families!

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Effects of Attachment and Sensory Integration
January 14, 2013

Effects of Attachment and Sensory Integration by Owen, Kennedy & Peterson.

 

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Spring Forward Family Fun Day Keynote “April Showers Bring… More Conflict”
April 05, 2014

Spring Forward Family Fun Day Keynote “April Showers Bring… More Conflict” by Leila Peterson.

“How we view conflict will largely determine our attitude and approach to dealing with it.”

Bernard Mayer, Dynamics of Conflict

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Kids’ Quest on FASD

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person who was exposed to alcohol before birth. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.

Kids’ Quest on FASD from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information with what you should know, quick facts and other resources.

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Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
September 23, 2016

This Special Article outlines clinical implications and guidelines for pediatric medical home clinicians to identify, diagnose, and refer children regarding neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal exposure. Emphasis is given to reported or observable behaviors that can be identified as part of care in pediatric medical homes, differential diagnosis, and potential comorbidities. In addition, brief guidance is provided on the management of affected children in the pediatric medical home. Finally, suggestions are given for obtaining prenatal history of in utero exposure to alcohol for the pediatric patient.

  • Report, Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

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Tools for Success Curriculum: Working with Youth with FASD in the Juvenile Justice System training manual

Welcome to the Tools for Success Curriculum: Working With Youth With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the Juvenile Justice System (also called Tools for Success). This curriculum 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 Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). It is designed to help professionals in the juvenile justice system recognize and address FASD.
Tools for Success Curriculum: Working with Youth with FASD in the Juvenile Justice System training manual from US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Webinar by CONCEPT Professional Training on FASD and the Criminal Justice System

Webinar by CONCEPT Professional Training on FASD and the Criminal Justice System (great overview of FASD at the beginning)

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Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
October 01, 2016

Children and adolescents affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol who have brain damage that is manifested in functional impairments of neurocognition, self-regulation, and adaptive functioning may most appropriately be diagnosed with neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal exposure.

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Improving Awareness And Treatment Of Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders And Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders

The purposes of this paper are to increase understanding of the connection between serious emotional disturbances and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and to raise awareness of the unique diagnostic challenges and treatment needs of children who have FASD and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. (The term co-occurring disorder describes the presence of a psychiatric disorder and a disorder such as FASD that is related to substance use.) Robust studies of evidence-based interventions for this population are lacking. The main goal of this paper is to highlight both the lack of such studies and the pressing need for specialized interventions that can help address the challenges faced by children with psychiatric disorders within the FASD population.

The Improving Awareness and Treatment of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders report is provided by Disability Service Center, JBS International

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Quit Alcohol

QuitAlcohol is an initiative with the Alcohol Abuse Counsel and a trained group of volunteers. Alcoholism is a widely spread disease and we feel that it is our public duty to educate folks around the world about the problem. QuitAlcohol features resources on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

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Oregon Behavior Consultation video resources

Video resources on FASD for teachers and families from Oregon Behavior Consultation.

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North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center online clinic

Welcome to the online clinic of Dr. Larry Burd, Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Burd’s research encompasses areas such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Autism, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Smoking Prevention in Schools.

North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center also provides an online clinic with various resources.

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    North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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    Online clinic


The Proof Alliance, formerly MOFAS

The Proof Alliance, formerly Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS), works to eliminate birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life of the individuals and families affected by FASD by providing resources and support. By building partnerships and improving services, Proof Alliance generates awareness of the importance of alcohol-free pregnancies.

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National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, NOFAS, works to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol, drugs, and other substances known to harm fetal development by raising awareness and supporting women before and during their pregnancy, and supports individuals, families, and communities living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and other preventable intellectual/developmental disabilities.

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IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 

IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD from the US Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

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    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

  • PDF, IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 

    Lead Exposure

  • Document, IDEA Intervention Brief on FASD 

    Opioids

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University of Wisconsin training videos on FASD

Brief training videos on FASD from the University of Wisconsin.

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FASD Education

FASD Education.org is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin FASD Prevention & Intervention Project (PIP).

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center of Excellence

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

FASD Center for Excellence is sponsored by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Website, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center of Excellence


Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD)

Our mission here at FAFASD (Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through education, support and research-based training to family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD.

  • Website, Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD)


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education, and Training Services (FASCETS)

FASCETS is a non-profit organization celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. FASCETS is an acronym for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education, and Training Services.

At FASCETS, we believe in a different way of supporting individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and other brain-based disabilities – one that is consistent with research on the brain, and that has been shown to improve outcomes.

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