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8 Magic Keys: Strategies for Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

This 21-minute animated video introduces the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and demonstrates key strategies that have been proven to help students who experience brain-based disorders become more successful in school and in life. Scenarios depicted in this video represent both secondary and elementary situations. Join Mario as he talks about what it is like to live with an FASD. Mario collects all of the 8 Magic Keys with the support of friends, educators, and his family.

Adult   21 min.   2013   DVD-4049

Controversies in the Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for DSM-V_March 21, 2012
A federal committee has been meeting for more than three years in an attempt to define the neurobehavioral profile of children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol. These efforts have been complicated by the lack of consensus regarding criteria for each of the diagnoses within Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and inconsistencies in diagnosis in the published literature. This webinar will present the most current thinking around these issues and implications for establishing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and related disorders as a diagnostic code within the DSM-V.
Adult          49:40 min           2012                  DVD-4230
Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), in collaboration with CDC, has developed the "Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit." The primary component in the tool kit is a CD-ROM that aims to teach women's health care providers how to screen and advise all of their patients of reproductive age about risky drinking and encourage the use of effective contraception among patients who continue to engage in risky drinking. It also addresses drinking during pregnancy. With information on screening, education, and counseling, this publication will help women's health care clinicians prevent FASDs when they encounter risky drinking, regardless of pregnancy status.

Adult            2006           CD-ROM-4024

Effective Management of ADHD in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders--May 7, 2012

Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder may benefit from medications to address Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other co-morbid conditions. However, children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder present in a more complex way than do children in the general population. A comprehensive understanding of how ADHD should be identified and treated in children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol is essential for professionals working with these children in order to develop an effective treatment plan including medication in combination with appropriate therapuetic interventions.

Adult     47:52 min.      2012        DVD-4231


FASD Slide Show

This is a 3.5 minute slide show of children and young adults who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The photos were collected, along with parents' permission, by FASSN.ORG (New York City and Long Island). The slide show was produced by Fasstar Enterprises for FASDay/FASworld for use as described here. 

Permission is granted to use this slide show for raising awareness about FASD in any community setting, such as conference display tables, schools, workshops, and of course FASD Awareness Day events. 

Click here for FASD Slide Show

Fetal Alcohol Exposure: Changing the Future

How are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders diagnosed? What are the primary and secondary disabilities associated with FASD? And-most important of all-what is the human cost? This program addresses these questions through the firsthand experiences of Ann Streissguth, director of the University of Washington's Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit; Kathy Mitchell, vice president of NOFAS; Erica Lara, who works at a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility designed especially for women with young children; and Erica Gitis-Miles, a college student who has FASD. The in utero effects of alcohol are considered as well, as are the facial, bodily, neurological, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics of FASD.

High School - Adult            31 min.           2006           DVD-4186

High School - Adult
No Safe Amount: Women, Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (cc)

Interweaving interviews with real teens who have experimented with alcohol, animated sequences demonstrating how a growing fetus is affected by alcohol use inside the womb, plus an up-close and personal look at a young woman growing up afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), this program clearly demonstrates the unique risks that alcohol poses to women. One girl tells about being raped after a night of drinking. Another, about almost dying after binge drinking and being in a coma for three days. Program follows the girls as they learn the impact of alcohol use on women's bodies-how women metabolize alcohol differently than men; why size and gender matter when it comes to drinking; the biology of alcohol addiction and the link to permanent brain damage; and the indelible horror of FAS.

Grades 7 - College            18 min.           2007            DVD-4197

Grades 7 - College
Recovering Hope: Mothers Speak Out About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Recovering Hope is an intimate and inspiring hour-long video about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The video, created for viewing by women in recovery and their counselors, is divided into two half-hour episodes to allow time for discussion within a treatment session. Viewers will learn that FASD is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The term FASD is not intended for use as a clinical diagnosis. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a clinical diagnostic term included under FASD, describes a pattern of growth retardation, facial anomalies, and brain damage. Persons who do not have all three of these characteristics still can be severely affected. None of these problems can be cured. But all of them can be prevented. FASD is caused solely by prenatal alcohol exposure. It cannot be inherited. 

High School - Adult            60 min.           2004            DVD-4129

High School - Adult
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (cc)

In this video, viewers meet Jodee, a teenager who is afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) because her mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy. FAS represents a spectrum of physical and emotional disorders that occur because of alcohol poisoning before birth. Jodee tells her story, supported by powerful graphics revealing how the developing fetus is damaged by alcohol. The signs and symptoms of FAS are described, including low birth weight, facial abnormalities, reduced coordination, poor social skills, learning difficulties and behavioral problems. Jodee's lifelong difficulties are a direct result of her mother's alcohol use. This program delivers a strong "no alcohol use" message to pregnant women.

Grades 7 - College           13 min.           2008            DVD-4208

Grades 7 - College