Nov. 9, 2011 | WMU News
Alcohol use during pregnancy is a leading, preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders is the umbrella term used to describe the range of lifelong effects that can occur due to prenatal exposure.
The certificate recognizes successful completion of a comprehensive "train the trainer" clinical certificate program to help medical, health and human service professionals effectively identify, refer and provide services for individuals and families affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.
Program participants acquire skills to plan, provide and evaluate fetal alcohol spectrum disorders-related education.