Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series

Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series


pdf File Presentation Slides_March 8 (2,247KB) [download]

pdf File Presentation Slides_March 15 (1,171KB) [download]

pdf File FASD Handouts (501KB) [download]

pdf File Presentation Slides_March 22 (782KB) [download]

Archived Recording
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Thursday, March 8, 2018- Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Webinar Description

Recent surveillance studies funded by the NIAAA found the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to be as high as one in twenty students in schools in four states. Less than one percent of the actual cases were diagnosed. Persons with FASD are over represented in child welfare and criminal justice systems, making the condition one of the largest public health issues as well as the greatest cause of preventable intellectual disabilities. The AUCD network is positioned to provide leadership in preventing and intervening with FASD. This webinar will provide knowledge about FASD and tools to become involved, including connections with others in the network who are providing leadership and with national resources.

The content will be presented in three, one-hour webinars.

  • March 8th - Overview of FASD & Preventing Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies - Recording
  • March 15th -  Treatment and Interventions & Addressing Stigma - Recording
  • March 22nd - Building Community Supports & Becoming an FASD Champion - Recording


Leigh Tenkku Lepper, Ph.D., is Associate Research Professor and the Master in Public Health program at the University of Missouri, where she is the PI for several projects, including the CDC-funded national project, Mental and Reproductive Health FASD Practice Implementation Center (MRPIC). This project seeks to provide education and training for health providers on prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and the care and treatment for those diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Her research areas are primarily focused on Maternal Child Health with specific emphasis on FASD and alcohol SBI. She has authored several empirical research studies published in the literature focused on alcohol use among women populations.

Dan Dubovsky, M.S.W., has worked for over 40 years in the field of behavioral health. He has worked as a child care worker in residential treatment and as a therapist in residential treatment, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Dan has been involved in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for over 20 years. He has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on FASD focusing on interventions and prevention for children, adolescents and adults. For this work, his son Bill, who was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome at age 19, has been his mentor and best teacher. For 14 years, Dan was the FASD Specialist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Center for Excellence in the U.S. He is currently a member of the MRPIC team.

David Deere, M.S.W., M.Th., is the Director of the UCEDD in Arkansas, Partners for Inclusive Communities, and the Training Director for the Arkansas Regional LEND program. He is a member of the Mental and Reproductive Health FASD Practice Implementation Center (MRPIC), where he is helping develop online FASD training for health professionals. He is co-author of "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Neurobiology, and Interventions", a module in the AUCD Core Curriculum.