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Families Moving Forward with FASD
The Families Moving Forward (FMF) Program helps children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), their families, and the professionals who care for them.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders includes Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) as well as a range of other alcohol-related conditions mostly seen as behavioral and cognitive problems. Many children with FASD have never been diagnosed. They might simply be seen as "slow" or "difficult" by families and teachers who don't quite know what to do with them.
Some of the aims of the Families Moving Forward Program:
- Support parents and help them better understand their children who are affected by prenatal alcohol
- Give parents new skills and strategies to use when caring for their children with FASD
- Enable teachers and health care providers, as well as family members, to recognize the signs of FASD
- Train health care providers in evidence-based services they can offer to families with alcohol-affected children
- Encourage family progress in a positive direction
- Restore hope and optimism to families caring for children with FASD
- Reduce the chance that children affected by prenatal alcohol will have secondary disabilities later in life
If you think you might need treatment for a child with FASD, please call us at (206) 987-7581.
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Where do I begin to tell this story? I honestly feel that I’ve been inspired and touched by each of the families affected with FASD with whom I’ve worked, and that each family has their own compelling story.