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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  (5911)

09/05/2013 8:00 AM - 09/05/2013 12:00 PM

FASD is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with lifelong implications. It is the leading
known cause of mental retardation. The objectives of this workshop are: • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical, biomedical, economic, and clinical background of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) • Describe the effects of alcohol on the developing
embryo and fetus • Describe the characteristics associated with risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancy • Recognize that all women of childbearing age should be screened for alcohol use • Describe alcohol consumption vs binge drinking • Demonstrate the ability to
ask TWEAK questions as a routine part of history taking with women of childbearing age

Location: Department of Health, 1st Floor Conference Room

Department of Health, 1st Floor Conference Room
St. Croix, VI 00851
United States Territories

Sponsoring Organizations: Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Type of Event: Conference

Targeted participants for this year's event: 50

Primary Contact:
Aymee Santana
Northeast and Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center P.O. Box 5023

Kingshill,, VI  00851

United States Territories
(340) 332-4626


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