Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Audience Foster carers, Early years workers, School staff, Social workers, Children's workforce managers
Course Level 4
Hours 20

Learning criteria

  • Consider some current theories and research around causes and prevalence of FASD
  • Describe signs and indicators of FAS and FASD including the difficulties of characteristics overlapping with those of other syndromes
  • Evaluate the importance of early identification of FASD in improving the long term outcomes for individuals
  • Explain how you can work positively and effectively to enable children and young people with FASD to manage impairments and build on strengths
  • Discuss the value of working in multi-disciplinary teams in providing the most effective long \u2013term provision for FASD sufferers
  • Analyse how complexities in diagnoses and treatment impact on the life chances of children and young people
  • Demonstrate how discrimination against children and young people with FASD can be addressed

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the lifelong impact of foetal exposure to alcohol
  • Be able to develop skills in working with children and young people with FASD
  • Understand how systems and processes can promote life chances or reinforce discrimination