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Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Systemic approaches to improving life chances for children and young people

Level: 4 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 20

This level 4 course takes a wide look at FASD.
It examines the lifelong impact of foetal exposure to alcohol, looking at research and theories in order to develop a strategic understanding
It considers a wide range of strategies for working more effectively with children and young people affected by FASD
It seeks to provoke discussion about practice and strategy

Target audience: Foster carers | Early years workers | School staff | Social workers | Children's workforce managers

Learning outcomes / assessment criteria

  1. Understand the lifelong impact of foetal exposure to alcohol
    1. Consider some current theories and research around causes and prevalence of FASD
    2. Describe signs and indicators of FAS and FASD including the difficulties of characteristics overlapping with those of other syndromes
    3. Evaluate the importance of early identification of FASD in improving the long term outcomes for individuals
  2. Be able to develop skills in working with children and young people with FASD
    1. Explain how you can work positively and effectively to enable children and young people with FASD to manage impairments and build on strengths
    2. Discuss the value of working in multi-disciplinary teams in providing the most effective long –term provision for FASD sufferers
  3. Understand how systems and processes can promote life chances or reinforce discrimination
    1. Analyse how complexities in diagnoses and treatment impact on the life chances of children and young people
    2. Demonstrate how discrimination against children and young people with FASD can be addressed

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