204005 Partnership to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dan Dubovsky, MSW , SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence, Rockville, MD
This presentation demonstrates a community approach to establishing local partnerships that can result in the implementation and sustainability of effective programs to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This session introduces a publicly-available, SAMHSA-funded public education program manual titled Partnership to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders that was developed and field tested in four diverse communities. The session discusses the four stages involved in implementing partnerships, i.e. 1) partnership mobilization and program planning, 2) provider involvement, 3) materials dissemination, and 4) program evaluation. Case studies of the communities that implemented this approach are presented, and the components of the manual are examined, including a review of the materials available for use by community-based organizations.

The case studies were analyzed to identify lessons learned across all four sites. Lessons learned are presented within the context of four tasks - Community Context, Partnership Mobilization and Program Planning, Provider Involvement, and Materials Dissemination.

This information helps decide which of the four sites best reflects your own community and to compare how these tasks were interpreted, implemented, and adapted.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the four stages involved in building local partnerships. 2. Discuss how the partnership program was implemented. 3. Examine the pilot sites’ successes and the challenges they encountered.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the FASD Specialist for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence for the past 7 years. I have had over 30 years' experience as a clinician in the field.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.