StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.
The Alcohol Policy Information System provides information on alcohol-related Federal and State policies. It is sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as a tool for researchers.
CDC addresses fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) through the activities of its FAS program, which focuses on prevention. CDC also hosts the National Task Force on FAS/Fetal Alcohol Effect. In addition, diagnostic guidelines are now available online in PDF format.
The mission of the Congressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is to educate Members of the United States House of Representatives on issues relevant to preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and increasing the quality of life for those currently living with these debilitating birth defects.
The Department of Education works to oversee, coordinate, improve, and promote public education at the Federal, State, and local level. The department includes the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
The Homelessness Resource Center is an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels. They share state-of-the art knowledge and promising practices to prevent and end homelessness.
ICCFAS is hosted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It includes representatives from various branches of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Departments of Education and Justice. ICCFAS members work to exchange information and coordinate Federal FAS strategies and programs.
NIAAA supports research to improve diagnosis and assessment of impairment and disability and to develop tools to enhance academic and daily living skills. Areas of research include screening, diagnosis, and treatment of FASD.
The National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect is hosted by CDC. The Task Force fosters coordination of activities related to FASD among government agencies, academic bodies, and community groups.
CWLA is an association of almost 1,200 agencies that provide services to at-risk children and families, including kinship care, juvenile justice, foster care, adoption, youth development, residential care, day care, family-centered practice, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.
The mission of the NACoA is to advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. They help kids hurt by parental alcohol and drug use by working to raise public awareness; providing leadership in public policy at the national, state, and local levels; advocating for appropriate, effective and accessible education and prevention services; and facilitating and advancing professional knowledge and understanding.
NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional development of its members, create and maintain professional standards, and advance sound social policies.
Teratology Information Services (TIS) are comprehensive resources for medical consultation on prenatal exposures to drugs, medications, chemicals, and other substances. TIS interpret information regarding reproductive risks into risk assessments that are communicated to individuals and health care providers.
The FAS Community Resource Center offers resources related to FASD, such as support groups for families, playgroups for children with FASD, advocacy, materials and training for families and professionals, consultation, and collaboration with community organizations.
FASD Awareness Day is observed each year on September 9 to raise awareness in every community about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). This site provides ideas and information on planning FASD Awareness Day activities.
FASlink is the Canadian Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Internet support, information, advocacy, and discussion forum. FASlink maintains a discussion listserv serving hundreds of families and professionals across Canada and in other countries.
This is the only journal devoted solely to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. It publishes peer-reviewed original papers, as well as case reports, reviews, and critical assessments of papers from other publications. Its editorial board includes noted Canadian and U.S. researchers and clinicians.
NCADI is operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It has one of the largest repositories of alcohol and drug information in the world and offers access to current literature, research reports, and educational resources. NCADI also has a toll-free line.
The Online Clinic has information on books, Web sites, and other resources and patient referrals. Various tools are available, including an online calculator for estimating costs of FASD in your community.
DrugRehab.com The goal of DrugRehab.com is to spread awareness about the intensity of binge and heavy drinking, as well as addiction. They have pages about alcohol addiction (www.rehabcenter.com/addiction/alcohol/) and pregnancy and addiction (www.rehabcenter.com/guides/pregnancy).
The Addiction Transfer Technology Center Network is dedicated to identifying and advancing opportunities for improving addiction treatment. The vision is to unify science, education and service to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug addiction.
AddictionCenter.com is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information and resources on prenatal health, addiction, and recovery options.
Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. They offer free resources to help people better understand their addiction and make the first step in seeking support.
This guide helps individuals struggling with alcoholism learn about the disease and find treatment options that best fit their needs. It also provides valuable information for family members and friends looked for ways to support them.
AlcoholTreatment.net is an organization connecting people seeking treatment to the resources they need. They identify the different option for treatment and help those seeking help with the find the right treatment center to achieve sobriety.
The mission of the One Sky Center is to improve prevention and treatment of substance abuse among Native people, by promoting culturally appropriate services, identifying and disseminating evidence-based practices, and providing training and technical assistance.
The Recovery Village is dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Addiction treatment is complex in any situation and even more so for pregnant women, The Recovery Village provides comprehensive alcohol and drug rehab programs, as well as co-occurring mental health issues with a multi-disciplinary approach.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides this online resource. The treatment facility locator lists private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved.
RehabCenter.net RehabCenter.net is dedicated to connecting people seeking addiction treatment to the resources they need. Their Ultimate Guide to the A.A. Big Book can be found at www.rehabcenter.net/aa-big-book.
FASEout Training Modules is part of the Canadian Institute of Child Health. This site provides PowerPoint training modules used in the FASEout Project and are provided for your use in training. FASEout, presentations have speaking notes and we encourage you to adapt this material for your own use. Additional presentations are included for informational purposes only. All presentations require a familiarity with the subject.
FASworld is an international alliance of parents and professionals dedicated to the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. FASworld Canada works with the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Community Resource Center in Tucson to coordinate work in worldwide awareness.
The MCH Library at Georgetown University provides accurate and timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to quality MCH sites. Knowledge paths on maternal and child health-related topics contain selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research. Components of a knowledge path include links to Web sites, electronic publications, databases, and discussion groups.
PARENTS is a partnership of Alaska families with disabilities that provides support, training resources, and advocacy statewide. Educational packets on FAS are available.
cordbloodbanking.com provides the latest up-to-date information and free resources for expecting parents. There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants thanks to donors worldwide. With more awareness we can increase this number and further save the lives of children suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses.