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SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence Accomplishments. Callie Gass, Project Director Building FASD State Systems Meeting May 5-6, 2004. Center Objectives. Strategic plan calls for us to meet the legislative mandates by: Building comprehensive systems Building the field.

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Samhsa fasd center for excellence accomplishments

SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence Accomplishments

Callie Gass, Project Director

Building FASD State Systems Meeting

May 5-6, 2004


Center objectives
Center Objectives

  • Strategic plan calls for us to meet the legislative mandates by:

    • Building comprehensive systems

    • Building the field


Building comprehensive systems
Building Comprehensive Systems

  • Building State systems

  • Training and technical assistance

  • Web site

  • FASD resource database


Building fasd systems may 2003
Building FASD SystemsMay 2003

  • First-ever meeting

  • Nearly 200 participants from 49 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico


Outcomes
Outcomes

  • Addressed issues related to multiple systems

  • Shared innovative approaches, such as interagency coordinating committees, creative funding efforts, and Four-State Consortium

  • Created the National Association of FASD State Coordinators


Building state systems
Building State Systems

  • Convened NAFSC for bimonthly meetings.

  • Added new State coordinators in Mississippi and North Dakota.

  • Working directly with Ohio, DC, Mississippi, and Texas agencies.


Town hall meetings
Town Hall Meetings

  • About 800 attendees and 500 testifiers

  • More than 100 agencies on VIP panels

2002 and 2003 Town Hall Meeting Locations


Town hall meetings1
Town Hall Meetings

  • Baltimore Town Hall meeting in September in conjunction with “Hope for Women in Recovery” summit

  • Town Hall meetings in Bloomington, Minnesota, in September and Tucson, Arizona, in October, as part of outreach efforts in Indian Country


Training and technical assistance
Training and Technical Assistance

  • Number of trainings, September 2003-March 2004: 58

  • Number of participants: ~3,200

  • Number of States: 15, plus DC, Canada, and Japan






Field trainer orientation
Field Trainer Orientation

  • First training held March 15-16 in Reno

    • 30 participants

    • Roles and responsibilities of a field trainer

    • FASD 101 slides and notes

    • Consistent messages, such as no proven safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy

    • Presentation skills




Unique web site features
Unique Web Site Features

  • Tip of the Day

  • Grab and Go

  • Request Training and Technical Assistance

  • Resource Database


Fasd resource database
FASD Resource Database

  • Component of Information Resource Center

  • Searchable database of over 3,000 items related to FASD


Hope for women in recovery summit september 2003
Hope for Women in Recovery Summit, September 2003

  • First-ever meeting

  • Nearly 200 attendees

  • Over 90 women from treatment centers

  • General session, Town Hall meeting, and session for policymakers

  • Set the stage for FASD efforts in Maryland


Next steps
Next Steps

  • Curriculum Development

    • FASD 101 online

    • Downloadable FASD 101 for trainers

    • Certification Curriculum for Certified Addiction Counselors

  • Web Site Enhancements

    • Spanish adaptation


Building the field
Building the Field

  • Viewing Library

  • Presentations

  • Journal articles


Viewing library
Viewing Library

  • Noncirculating library in Rockville, MD

  • Open to the public by appointment Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 5:00 p.m/

  • Contains over 3,000 items related to FASD

  • Includes books, newspaper and magazine articles, videos and audocassettes, PowerPoint slides, and posters

  • Searchable database available for locating items


Presentations
Presentations

  • SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence Database: Linking Science to Service through Web Technology, 26th Annual Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists Conference, April 21, 2004


Journal articles
Journal Articles

  • Lupton, C., Burd, L., and Harwood, R. The cost of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics, published online March 22, 2004.

    • Estimates an annual cost of $3.6 billion and a lifetime individual cost of $2.9 million for those with fetal alcohol syndrome.

    • One prevented case of fetal alcohol syndrome saves almost $360,000 in the first 10 years, $587,000 in 15 years, and more than 1 million dollars in 30 years.


Next steps1
Next Steps

  • Add publications to library and database.

  • Pursue additional publishing opportunities.


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