Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit

Research Studies and Intervention Projects-IHS

Principal Investigator: Therese Grant, Ph.D.

Funded by the Indian Health Service


Since 1983, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has funded the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit to provide FASD information and strategies for prevention and intervention to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. This contract enables the unit to carry out the following activities:


(See Publications – Indian Health Service FASD Project)


FASD Trainings:

On July, 10, 2013, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Headquarters, Division of Behavioral Health, hosted a DVPI Webinar entitled “Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)” from 1-2:30pm EST. The Webinar presenter was Julian Davies, M.D., University of Washington Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and member of the UW Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network (FAS DPN). The Webinar was organized by the UW Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU). This presentation provided an overview of FASD including diagnostic criteria and a brief look at appropriate interventions for behavioral health providers.

To view a recording of the July 10th Webinar please click this link: http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/pzhq65lq43/

On September 9, 2013, a second Webinar was hosted by IHS with a title of “Beyond the Diagnosis: Effective Interventions for Children and Adolescents with FASD” from 2-3:30pm EST. The Webinar presenter was, once again, Julian Davies, M.D. and the Webinar organizer, the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU). This program provided an in-depth review of the latest research on FASD interventions, as well as practical parenting and teaching tips learned from families and research colleagues.

To view a recording of the September 9th Webinar please click this link: http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/p9se0zrd5xl/