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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)

Professional Resource Brief

Web Sites

American Academy of Pediatrics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Toolkit
Framework for the medical home management of a child with FASD, with resources on identification, diagnosis, and referral; patient management; practice management; sample forms; provider training; and other topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Facts, diagnosis, treatment, questions and answers, data and statistics, research, screening tools, training and education resources, and free materials for consumers and health professionals. Includes materials in Spanish and Russian.

FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society (Canada)
Information on diagnosis, alcohol, parenting, medication, nutrition, education, justice, legal issues, adults, personal stories, and other topics. The site is sponsored by individuals, Health Canada, and Industry Canada.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network
Screening, diagnostic, surveillance, intervention, prevention, and training tools for health professionals, social service providers, and researchers. Includes diagnostic software, instructions on using a four-digit diagnostic code, and photographs to use in diagnosis.

Medline Plus: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Information for consumers including overviews, news, research tools, reference material, and links to additional information sources.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
An online information packet, electronic newsletters, public service announcements, a national and state-by-state resource directory, a list of NOFAS state affiliates, and tools for educators, including a school-based FASD education and prevention curriculum> developed in partnership with CDC.

Over 18 million citations and abstracts from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles indexed by the National Library of Medicine back to the 1950s, with links to full text articles when available.

Search tips: Enter the term “fetal alcohol syndrome” or the term “fetal alcohol spectrum” in the Search box. Click Advanced Search, and choose the box for Humans and the box for English (or other desired language). Limit the search by date to retrieve only more recent items.

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence
Downloadable fact sheets and brochures, links to state resources and legislations, model programs, a publications database, and training courses.

University of Wisconsin, Madison: Pregnancy and Alcohol
Information on alcohol and pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, including fact sheets, self-help guides, research findings, and answers to frequently asked questions. Expert advice offered via e-mail or toll-free information line (800) 752-3157.

Related MCH Digital Library Resources

For more information on this topic, use the MCH Digital Library Advanced Search with keywords “Fetal alcohol syndrome” or related terms such as “Alcohol use during pregnancy” or “prenatal addiction.”

Authors: Beth DeFrancis Sun, M.L.S.; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library
September 2009. Updated April 2013

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.