Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide

For Families and Communities

Readable and easy to understand, this book conveys urgent information about medical and social issues surrounding fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).

Compassionately written by the expert psychologist who conducted some of the earliest examinations of children with FAS more than 20 years ago, this guidebook presents an overview of FAS and explains how to identify the disorder, how to work with children (and adults) who have it, how to talk to parents about it, and how to prevent its occurrence through sensitive education of prospective mothers and society at large.

Photographs and case studies lend personal perspective while revealing the physical and behavioral manifestations of FAS, particularly in children. For parents, families, educators, pediatricians, psychologists, adoption workers, lawyers, judges, social workers, nurses, and child care providers, this timely work speaks to everyone, promoting understanding and awareness of the challenges faced by the children who have this entirely preventable disability.


Author: Ann Streissguth, Ph.D.
Publisher: Brookes Publishing, 1997
Format: Book, paperback, 260 pages
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Life Sentence

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the result of permanent organic injury to the brain of the fetus, caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. That injury leads to learning disabilities, poor judgment, antisocial behavior, and worse, if a recent study is correct. This program discusses FAS within the context of that study which suggests that 20 to 25 percent of all prison inmates may suffer from the condition. The program examines how early identification and treatment of children with FAS can help prevent extreme antisocial behavior in adulthood.


Publisher: Films for the Humanities Science, 1997
Format: 1 Video, 24 minutes, color
Fetal Alcohol Exposure:

Changing the Future

How are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) 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.


Produced by: A Films for the Humanities Sciences Production.
Format: DVD,31 minutes; Recommended for grades 9+.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 1

Understanding FASD: Cause, Effects and Interventions

An abbreviated version of "FASD and Your Child," this DVD provides an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and lists practical interventions for working with someone affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.


Produced by: Bright Tomorrow / The Academic Edge
Format: DVD, 15 minutes
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 2

FASD and Your Child: Cause, Effects, and Intervention

This full-length program gives practical information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and how prenatal alcohol exposure affects a person physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Experts, including clinicians, educators, and parents, share strategies for understanding, coping, and intervening.


Produced by: Bright Tomorrow / The Academic Edge
Format: DVD, 1 hour and15 minutes
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

No description available.

Produced by: National Health Video, Inc.
Format: VHS, 17 minutes

FAS / FAE: Strategies for Professionals

This booklet is written for chemical dependency professionals. It provides useful information for parents and other professionals as well.

Topics covered are:   

  • Alcohol's effects on pregnancy
  • The difference between FAS and FAE
  • Understanding behaviors associated with FAS/FAE, with vignettes and case examples that illustrate these behaviors.

In addition, this booklet includes personal stories that provide hope and encouragement for people with FAS/FAE, their families and their communities.


Author: Diane Malbin, MSW
Publisher: Hazelden, 1993
Format: Booklet, 39 pages

Innocent Addicts & Preventable Tragedy:  FAS

Innocent Addicts

This is a collection of true stories of 12 mothers recovering from substance abuse, which form the backdrop for an exploration of the issues surrounding drug use during pregnancy.


Produced by: Pyramid Media, 1987
Format: VHS, 25 minutes


Preventable Tragedy: FAS

No description available.
Produced by:NCA/Long Beach Area Council on Alcoholism and Other Drugs, 1991
Format: VHS, 122 minutes
Our FAScinating Journey

In 1999, at age twelve, Liz was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Effects--permanent neurological damage due to prenatal exposure to alcohol. In this book, Liz takes you on a journey through the distortions and the discombobulation of living with a miswired brain.


Author: Jodee Kulp
Publisher: Better Endings New Beginnings, 2002
Format: Book, paperback, 312 pages
Recognizing & Managing Children With FAS/FAE

A Guidebook

For any parent or professional who needs to work with children with fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol effects (FAS/FAE), this important guide offers practical advice and solid information for dealing with its lifelong effects on behavior and learning. It covers the historical, medical, and social aspects of FAS/FAE, and details the common behavioral characteristics associated with the condition. Taking a developmental approach, the guide offers specific behavioral management techniques to be used with children with FAS/FAE from infancy through late adolescence. The author's own case studies are used to clarify psychological concepts and personalize FAS/FAE for the novice.
 

Author: Brenda McCreight
Publisher: CWLA Press, 1997
Format: Book, paperback, 145 pages
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