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CWDS Curriculum

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – Part 1

Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: New and current child welfare personnel seeking knowledge to work more effectively with individuals and families regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Intended Objectives:

  • To gain the historical understanding of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol and how this relates to present and future awareness.
  • To describe the mechanism, effects and main neurological deficits of prenatal exposure, their characteristics and prevalence.
  • To understand the difference between primary and secondary disabling conditions associated with FASD.

Topics Include:

  • The biology of prenatal exposure to alcohol
  • Behavior patterns of prenatal exposure to alcohol
  • The multi-generational family
  • Screening instruments
  • Prevalence studies

CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:

1.4 Student understands the influence and value of traditional, culturally based childrearing practices and uses this knowledge in working with families.

3.1 Student demonstrates understanding of the stages, processes, and milestones of Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children

4.1 Student understands the need to negotiate and advocate for the development of resources that children and families need to meet their goals

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