For Families & Teachers

Thank you for visiting the Families Moving Forward (FMF) Program site!

We know that raising individuals with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure is challenging, and hope that you find information on the site that is helpful to you. There are links that can help caregivers find support, information about adoption, educational materials, FASD coordinators for their state, help for adults with FASD… and more.

Remember: Families cannot directly access the FMF curriculum, because the FMF Program is a method by which mental health providers can work in an FASD-informed manner with the families they serve. The FMF Program is designed for families raising children with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure, aged 3 to 13 years.

  • If you are a parent or family member: The FMF Program is a scientifically-validated behavioral consultation intervention. Clinicians can be trained in the use of this model. If you know a clinician interested in learning about the FMF Program, please refer them to our site. We want to train more providers to help families.
     
  • If you are a teacher: There is an excellent FASD Educational Strategies Handbook put together by educational experts in the field.

We respect the courage and persistence of families raising individuals with FASD!

We cannot offer clinical information via email or by phone. Contact your health care provider for specific clinical advice, or call 911 or your local crisis line.

Information presented on this website is for educational purposes only. Website content is not meant as a substitute for clinical advice or professional guidance. Images are used with permission. Images may not represent particular individuals or situations discussed in articles. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, except when used by a trained FMF Specialist or by special arrangement with the FMF Program Developer.

Please note:

Information presented on this website is for educational purposes only. Website content is not meant as a substitute for clinical advice or professional guidance. For clinical care and advice, it is best to consult a mental health provider or primary care provider. This site does not provide clinical advice or connections with care.

Images are used with permission. Images may not represent particular individuals or situations discussed in articles.

This site is primarily for health care providers and systems to learn about training in the Families Moving Forward (FMF) Program intervention.  The FMF Program is a behavioral consultation treatment designed for families raising preschool and school-aged children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) or prenatal alcohol exposure.