Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit

Research Studies and Intervention Projects –

Indian Health Service FASD Project

Principal Investigator: Therese Grant, Ph.D.

Funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)

(1993 – present)

See Publications – (Indian Health Services FASD Project)


Project Description

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:


FASD Trainings:

FASD Webinars:

On July, 10, 2013, Julian Davies, MD, University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, and Pediatrician, UW Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network (FAS DPN), presented Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

On September 9, 2013, Julian Davies, MD, presented Beyond the Diagnosis: Effective Interventions for Children and Adolescents with FASD.

On May 28, 2014, Kathleen Mitchell, MHS, LCADC, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), and Daphne Colacion, MA, Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, presented FASD: Creating a Circle of Hope.

On June 18, 2014, Dan Dubovsky, MSW, SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence, and Michael McDonell, PhD, University of Washington Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, presented FASD and Addiction Treatment: Improving Outcomes.

On May 6, 2015, Deb Evensen, MA, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) Alaska, presented Students with FASD: Simple Strategies for Behavioral and Academic Success.

On May 18, 2016, Natalie Novick Brown, PhD, SOTP, Northwest Forensic Associates, LLC, presented FASD and Challenging Sexual Behaviors: Identification and Interventions.

On June 1, 2016, Therese Grant, PhD, University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and Morgan Fawcett, Founder of One Heart Creations, presented The Connection Between FASD and Suicide.

On June 15, 2016, Thea Wilshire, MD, San Carlos Apache Wellness Center, and Gerilyn Goselyn, BSW, San Carlos Apache Wellness Center, presented A Community Response to Suicide Prevention for At-Risk Populations.

On September 28, 2016, Sandra Radin, PhD, MSW, University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and Tessa Campbell-Evans, PhD, University of Washington School of Social Work, presented FASD and Historical Trauma Considerations to Improve Care for Native People: Focus on Child Welfare and Domestic Violence.

On January 11, 2017, Robin Harwick, PhD, University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and Elizabeth West, PhD, University of Washington College of Education, presented Understanding How FASD Impacts Students: Why Is It Important?

On April 5, 2017, Julian Davies, MD, presented Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for Educators.

On May 3, 2017, Deb Evensen presented FASD Solutions: Education and Behavioral Strategies.

Technical support for these Webinars was generously provided by the IHS Telebehavioral Health Center for Excellence. To view the above webinars online, go to the IHS Telebehavioral Seminar Archive: https://www.ihs.gov/telebehavioral/seminararchive/ and look under “Current Series – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)”.