- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the lead Federal agency addressing substance abuse and mental health services. SAMHSA's mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness. SAMHSA was established as a services agency in 1992, though its predecessors have existed within the Public Health Service since 1930.
The SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence was launched in 2001. Congress authorized the Center in Section 519D of the Children's Health Act of 2000, which included six mandates (Section b of 42 USC 290bb-25d or Public Law 106-310). The mandates focus on exploring innovative service delivery strategies, developing comprehensive systems of care for FASD prevention and treatment, training service system staff, families, and individuals with an FASD, and preventing alcohol use among women of childbearing age.
- FASSTAR.com FASSTAR ENTERPRISES. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Support, Training, Advocacy, and Resources.
Teresa and her son John offer a unique workshop experience tailored to meet your needs. Training is available on all aspects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, including community awareness, prevention, and intervention. Kellerman has designed presentations for a wide array of audiences, including parents, teachers, counselors, medical professionals, child protective services professionals, early intervention specialists, court system personnel, mental health workers, law enforcement personnel, therapists, and treatment providers. Teresa has a unique workshop designed for teens and adults with FASD and their mentors/caregivers to help maximize success in life.
- FAS Community Resource Center For a ton of Information about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Serving the World Supported by Fasstar Enterprises www.fasstar.com
- Fasaholics Anonymous! This is a place for those pitiful people who are addicted
to alcohol affected children and/or FAS mail lists. I just love this site and visit often for comic relief most often and a good cry other times!
If you have any other great resources to add to the APN Resource Network be sure to add them to our List of Links!