We are actively working to compile information on promising health and behavioral health interventions for individuals with an FASD across the lifespan that have demonstrated evidence or promise to improve the health of individuals impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure. We provide summaries of effective proven and promising interventions and information on how to access more information.
Families Moving Forward
Families Moving Forward is a scientifically validated treatment intervention developed by the University of Washington focused on positive parenting intervention that provides caregiver focused education, support, and behavioral consultation. The program helps families caring for children with an FASD between the ages of 4 – 12 years boost their progress and positive direction, helps to increase caregiver optimism, and reduce the chance their child will develop additional disabilities later in life.
Find more information on Families Moving Forward here.
Good Buddies is an evidenced-based social skills intervention for children with an FASD. Having at least one or two close friendships can act as a buffer for children against low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Children who participated in the intervention have demonstrated improved overall social skills, reduced problem behaviors, and show a greater understanding of appropriate social behaviors. This intervention has been successful implemented in community, university, and medical-based settings.
Find more information on Project Good Buddies here.
Parent Child Assistance Program
The Parent Child Assistance Program is an evidence-based home visiting case management model for mothers with Alcohol Use and/or Substance Use Disorders during pregnancy. The program coordinated by the University of Washington assists women (some who may be affected by prenatal alcohol exposure themselves) in obtaining treatment, staying in recovery, and resolving the complex problems related to substance use. The program also wraps services and supports around the family to improve health outcomes for children.
Find more information on the Parent Child Assistance Program here.
MOFAS YouthAct Self-Advocacy Peer Network
The YouthAct peer network is a youth led and adult supported. The program is designed for transition-age youth ages 12 – 25. The network receives leadership and self-advocacy training and works to improve outcomes in the areas of youth transition, including health, behavioral health, post-secondary, employment, housing, and the justice field.
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