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Modules to accompany the Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD

These e-learning modules are designed to provide clinicians with:

  • an introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) including characteristics and manifestations
  • an understanding of the risks and effects of alcohol use in pregnancy and how to assess alcohol use in pregnancy
  • information needed to conduct a diagnostic assessment using the three diagnostic criteria
  • general principles for discussing the diagnosis, developing a management plan and supporting families and individuals after a FASD diagnosis
  • an understanding of referral and screening criteria for FASD

Access to the modules is free.

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Women Want to Know

There are three free online e-Learning courses with Continuing Professional Development accreditation available for Health Professionals through the:

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (members only)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (free to members and non-members. Select the Pregnancy and Alcohol – WWTK course from the ‘Resources’ tab and log in. If you are not a member, please select ‘Log in as a guest’ and use the password FARE254)
  • Australian College of Midwives (free to members and non-members)

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Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission

This package was developed for human service providers as an overview of issues related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a partnership between the Drug and Alcohol Office (now Mental Health Commission) and the Telethon Kids Institute.

The course provides an overview of alcohol use and women, the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, FASD diagnosis and prevention. To access the package you need to be a resident of Western Australia and over 18 years of age.

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Menzies School of Health Research

Menzies School of Health Research, in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the Telethon Kids Institute, developed and implemented a flexible, modular package of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention and Health Promotion Resources (FPHPR). The FPHPR Package aims to prevent and reduce the impact of FASD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and young children by providing health professionals with access to culturally appropriate resources to enhance their capacity to provide accurate, consistent information on the risks associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

This work was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

If you are having difficulty accessing these files, please contact: MOTHERSANDBABIES@health.gov.au for an alternate version to be sent to you.

 

Introduction

Training Modules 1 - 4 are provided as PDF documents on this site. To use in your workshop you can export the document to PowerPoint.

Module 1: What is FASD?

Module 2: Brief intervention and motivational interviewing

Module 3: Monitoring and evaluating

Module 4: Sharing health information

FPHPR Project Participant Workbook

FPHPR Facilitator Manual

FPHPR Project Resources Directory

FPHPR Project Final Report