What is the ideal FASD "system of care" for communities?

The attached diagram is an overview of the ideal continuum of care for FASD intervention for communities.  It is based on expert consensus and literature review.  Over time, models are being developed for each part of this continuum of care by researchers and clinicians. A full evidence base has not yet been created. 

Communities can view this diagram as a model of the services a community would ideally create for individuals with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure, and the families who care for them.  Advocates can help by letting policy workers know what services are lacking in their community, or what research funding is needed to create an evidence base in FASD  intervention. 

For more information about this diagram or intervention models, contact the Families Moving Forward Program Office at (206) 987-7851, or email:  familiesmovingforward@seattlechildrens.org

For more information see the PDf: FASD continuum

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