Emerging Issues about FASD in Michigan. Cheryl Lauber, DPA, MSN Michigan Department of Community Health. E-MCH Audio-conference Sept. 2006. Prevalence Estimates for FASD. 0.5 to 3 per 1000 live births with FAS (US) 70-400 births/year in Michigan 1% of births are alcohol affected (US)
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Cheryl Lauber, DPA, MSN
Michigan Department of Community Health
E-MCH Audio-conference Sept. 2006
Referral SourcesScreening Diagnostic Team Support Services
Local Health Department Protective Services Foster Care/ Adoption Commun Mental Health Schools Parents Women in Treatment Criminal Justice System Medical/Health System Doctors/Nurses
Small head circumference Height/weight (10% or
below) Behavioral indicators Facial features Maternal alcohol history during pregnancy
RN/Coordinator Parent Advocate Educational Psychologist Speech Therapist MSW or Counselor Occupational Therapist Physician particularly: Dysmorphologist or
Developmental or Behavioral Pediatrician or Geneticist
Advocacy Maternal/Infant Support Family Planning Early On Individual Educ Plan Comm Mental Health Substance Abuse Tx
Family Support Group Insurance Assistance
Michigan FASD Program
Coming together to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) through awareness, prevention and access to services.
The mission of the Michigan FASD Task Force is to advocate for statewide prevention and treatment.
The Task Force brings together affected individuals, families and professionals in many disciplines committed to increasing awareness of FASD and improving service delivery systems.
Decreasing these preventable disorders and enhancing quality of life for affected individuals and their families will lessen the social and economic impact of FASD in Michigan.
A. Decrease the number of women who drink alcohol during pregnancy
B. Increase awareness of FASD and gain public support
C. Expand and improve timely lifelong service access and delivery statewide to individuals who have FASD and their families
D. Increase identification and diagnosis of individuals who have FASD
E. Improve the education system’s response to students who have FASD
F. Determine and monitor the incidence and prevalence of FASD in Michigan
G. Improve the justice system’s response to individuals who have FASD
H. Expand, increase the diversity of and strengthen the Task Force
ages 14-54 were admitted to substance abuse treatment programs between 2000 and 2004.
as the substance of abuse
(3.7 – 7.8 per 1,000 births)
(7.0 – 14.5 per 1,000 births)
exposure affecting the fetus