Community Education and Outreach
The Alaska Center for FASD Board of Directors has a wide range of expertise and offers clinical and community presentations, other types of training, and movie events with self-advocate panelists. We strongly believe that those who are impacted by FASD themselves are the best teachers about FASD and we try to include self-advocate wisdom and participation in all our presentations.
We have provided presentations to pediatricians, family medicine providers, nurses, psychology residents, substance abuse treatment professionals, behavioral health staff, direct service & developmental disability workers, teachers and teacher aides, LEND fellows (UAA-CHD Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program), nurse practitioner, speech language and occupational therapy students, State of Alaska public defenders, the Office of Public Advocacy (GALs and CASAs), and others. Contact us if you would like us to do a presentation or training for your organizations.
The Alaska Center for FASD is currently offering two support groups that meet simultaneously for teens (13 to 24 years old) and their parents or caregivers. The support groups meet monthly during the school year and are facilitated by Center board members. In order to participate, teens must know that they have an FASD, have the ability to self-regulate in a group, and be interested in meeting other teens with FASD. For more information and inquiries about participation, please contact us.
We are in the planning stage to begin a support group for adults with FASD. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.