Social Work Solutions for FASD

Social workers are critical members of FASD-informed intervention teams, across multiple settings. Grounded in a family systems approach to development, social workers can provide families and individuals with an FASD the necessary access to resourced, training, and support to help enhance child and adult development.

Information for Social Workers

Prevalence

Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities (May et al.; JAMA)

Screening and Diagnosis

CDC’s Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Efforts (Centers for Disease Control)

Updated Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing FASDs (Hoyme et al.; American Academy of Pediatrics)

Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (Hagan et al.; American Academy of Pediatrics)

Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE): Review of Evidence and Guidelines for Assessment (Doyle & Mattson)

Diagnosing FASD More Easily (Mattson)

4 Digit Diagnostic Code (University of Washington)

General Practice Information and Toolkits

FASD: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Jerrod Brown)

Best Practices to Support Youth with FASD in Residential Settings (Ontario Centre of Excellence; .pdf download)

Social Workers and FASD: Many Ways to Make a Difference (NOFAS and NASW)

 

Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy (section for social workers; CDC)

 

A Social Work Student's Developing Understanding of FASD (article abstract)

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (direct download; NASW)

 

FASDs: A Social Worker's Guide for Prevention and Intervention (article abstract)

 

FASDs (NASW Foundation)

FASD: Effective helping responses from social workers (article abstract)

FASD: A disability in need of social work education, knowledge and practice; .pdf download)

FASD Northwest: Social worker in Oregon who uses best practices in FASD; includes a blog on FASD (Eileen Devine)

FASD Vignettes (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Videos

New to FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Williams & Smith; American Academy of Pediatrics)

 

 

 

Please make sure you also check out the following pages on our website with lots of resources and information:

     Diagnosis

     Intervention

     Prevention

     Resources

FASD Basics

Jeffrey Wozniak, Ph.D., LP

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

(Point of view video, with best practices)

Attitude Documentary

FASD Social Work Story: Laura and Susan

The Role of the Social Worker in Preventing, Identifying and Treating FASD

Dr. Leigh Tenkku Lepper and David Deere

NOFAS Webinar

Slides of This Presentation

Practical strategies and support for families affected by FASD

Mary Berube, MSW, RSW

Life with Disability: FASD

(Point of view video, with best practices)

Attitude Documentary

FASD Social Work Story: Janice

FASDs Across the Lifespan: What Juvenile Justice Workers Want to Know

Deb Sumiec, MSW, CAPSW

Mental Health Disorders and FASD

Dan Dubovsky, MSW

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