Preparing a Healthy Path:
The Impacts of FAS/ARND on Tribal Justice Systems
A Training Curriculum for Tribal Justice Systems Personnel
In 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Team awarded the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) a cooperative agreement. Pursuant to that cooperative agreement, NIJC developed a fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) awareness curriculum which promotes a tribal multi-disciplinary team approach for responding to persons with FAS and alcohol related neuro-developmental disorder (ARND) who are involved in the tribal justice system as defendants, witnesses and/or victims. The goals of this curriculum are to increase awareness of FAS/ARND among tribal justice system personnel and to reduce the secondary disabilities associated with FAS/ARND specifically those that result in increased criminal behavior among or victimization of persons with FAS/ARND.
To learn more about FAS/ARND, go to About FAS.
This curriculum is available through NIJC at a cost of $40 including, printing, handouts and standard shipping via U.S. mail. For more information about the curriculum content, go to About the FAS Curriculum. To order the curriculum, go to NIJC's Publication List.
A New Resource to Help Pediatricians Identify and Manage Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), with support through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) has developed a comprehensive, web-based FASD toolkit (www.aap.org/fasd) that helps to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate and timely interventions
Back (and) To The Future
1973-2013: 40 Years Of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure & FASD
September 26-27, 2013
Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
SAVE THE DATE
First International Conference on Prevention of FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
September 23-25, 2013
Shaw Conference Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
For more information visit: conference website