UK adaptation of SAMHSA course now available on-line

True or False? Universal prevention approaches (such as media campaigns about the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy) can help raise awareness but rarely bring about behaviour change.

The National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -UK (NOFAS-UK) has developed an on-line course designed to increase knowledge and awareness about FASD. The course is a UK adaption of the course available through the US FASD Centre of Excellence.

The course is designed for health, mental health, social service providers, educators and any professionals working with children, adolescents and adults affected by FASD. It might also be appropriate for parents, caregivers and family members. The course provides an overview of FASD history, risk factors for FASD, signs, symptoms, prevention and suggested treatment. It  is divided into seven modules and individuals are free to work at their own pace or do the parts of the course that are of most interest to them.

Module 5 of the course addresses the issue of prevention. The contents of this module include: Introduction, Prevention Model, Prevention Domains, Universal Prevention Strategies, Selective Prevention Strategies, Indicated Prevention for Women at Risk, Indicated Prevention for Individuals with an FASD, Comprehensive Prevention, and Future Research.

View the course contents here(If you’re looking for the answer to the question at the start of this post, you’ll find it in the pre-test of module 5.)