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Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Working With Youth With FASD in the Juvenile Justice System. Tools for Success. Curriculum Based on Resource Guide Funded by NIAAA. Process for development: Proposed curriculum to the FASD Center for Excellence Draft curriculum developed

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Working with youth with fasd in the juvenile justice system

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Working With Youth With FASD in the Juvenile Justice System

Tools for Success


Curriculum based on resource guide funded by niaaa
Curriculum Based on Resource GuideFunded by NIAAA

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Process for development:

  • Proposed curriculum to the FASD Center for Excellence

  • Draft curriculum developed

  • Peer reviewed

  • Changes made based on peer review

  • Draft curriculum revised

  • Usability testing conducted-reviewing graphics

  • Pilot testing of curriculum-4 sites

  • Revisions based on pilot tests

  • Train-the-Trainer session

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Resource Guide Content

~A comprehensive guide containing information on FASD related to…..

  • Extent of the problem

  • Background & history

  • Information on the juvenile justice system

  • Effective & appropriate intervention strategies

  • Resource & referral information

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Goal of the curriculum

  • To provide information to professionals in the juvenile justice system to be able to develop and deliver effective & appropriate services for youth with FASD.

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Curriculum content includes 7 modules

    Module 1: FASD: The Basics

    Module 2: FASD in the Juvenile Justice System

    Module 3: The Juvenile Justice System Response

    Module 4: Dispositional Options

    Module 5: Special Education & Behavior Management

    Module 6: Transition & Aftercare

    Module 7: Resources

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Objectives

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Module 1: FASD: The Basics

    Participants completing this module will be able to:

    ~discuss the lifelong effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development

    ~define FASD

    ~describe how FASD impacts the family, school, community, & society in general

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Module 2: Overview of FASD in the Juvenile Justice System

    Participants completing this module will be able to:

    ~describe difficulties of individuals with disabilities within the juvenile justice system

    ~explain why youth with a FASD may be more likely to come into contact with the juvenile justice system

    ~examine issues faced by youth with an FASD in the juvenile justice system

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Module 3: The Juvenile Justice System Response

    Participants completing this module will be able to:

    ~identify juvenile justice issues facing youth with an FASD

    ~describe the juvenile court process

    ~discuss the importance of identification & assessment of FASD in youth in the juvenile justice system

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Module 4: Dispositional Options

    Participants completing this module will be able to:

    ~list issues to consider during disposition of youth with an FASD

    ~analyze the dispositional options available for youth with an FASD

    ~describe dispositional options that could lead to better outcomes for repeat juvenile offenders with an FASD

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Module 5: Special Education & Behavior Management

    Participants completing this module will be able to:

    ~examine special education rights of individuals with disabilities

    ~identify requirements of juvenile justice systems to provide special education for youth

    ~describe effective behavior management techniques for individuals with an FASD

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Module 6: Transition & Aftercare

    Participants completing this module will be able to:

    ~demonstrate an understanding of the need for transition & aftercare services for juveniles with an FASD who are leaving correctional or other residential placements

    ~identify particular aftercare needs of youth with an FASD in the juvenile justice system

    ~examine employment-related issues for youth with an FASD

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


  • Module 7: Resources

    Participants completing this module will be able to:

    ~identify national resources for information systems on FASD

    ~list systems that can be used as resources for youth with an FASD who are involved in the juvenile justice system

    ~describe methods to identify local resources

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Overall mean score for all 4 pilots~3.4

Participants were generally very positive regarding all aspects of the training.

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Pilot test quotes

“Almost all of the information was directly related to my job”

“The activities (in the curriculum) were very helpful”

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Benefits of training
Benefits of training

  • Reduce staff frustration

    ~gain a better understanding of the FASD disability

    ~help understand how to work with individuals with FASD

    ~learn about helpful strategies

  • Unique curriculum

    ~there is nothing like this in the United States

    ~be the first to have this training

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Training teams 8 regions
Training teams~8 Regions

~Region 1: ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, WV, Puerto Rico, VI

~Region 2: KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS

~Region 3: OH, MI, IN, IL, WI

~Region 4: AR, LA, TX, OK, NM

~Region 5: KS, NE, MO, IA, MN

~Region 6: MT, WY, ND, SD, CO, UT

~Region 7: CA, NV, AZ, HI

~Region 8: WA, OR, ID, AK

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Training requests
Training Requests

  • Requests may go directly through a TA request through the Center’s website

    ~www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov

  • Contact MOFAS directly

    ~www.mofas.org or 1-866-90-MOFAS

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Thank you…….

  • NIAAA for original funding for Resource Guide

  • FASD Center for Excellence for current funding to develop the curriculum

  • Susan Carlson, Founder and President of MOFAS for expertise and assistance with the resource guide and curriculum development

  • Peer review team and pilot sites for exceptional feedback

  • Training teams

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


Review of Curriculum

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBuilding FASD State SystemsMay 9, 2006


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Working With Youth With FASD in the Juvenile Justice System

Tools for Success


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