Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the micro-credential.amond

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Micro-credential Overview

In this short online micro-credential, learners will learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) including myths and misconceptions about FASD, effects of prenatal alcohol exposure, the impacts of alcohol on a developing fetus, physical effects of FASD, FASD and mental health, as well as behaviours and support strategies.  

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the micro-credential for 90 days to work through the content.


  • 1

    Welcome to the micro-credential!

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome and Information

    • Navigation

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Myths and Misconceptions about FASD

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Teratogens

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Physical Effects of FASD

    • Introduction

    • The Physical Effects of FASD: Part 1

    • The Physical Affects of FASD: Part 2

    • Physical Effects of FASD Learning Activity

    • Videos

    • Summary

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

    • References

  • 6

    Lesson 5: FASD and Mental Health

    • Introduction

    • Mental Health and FASD

    • Factors Impacting Mental Health (Part 1)

    • Factors Impacting Mental Health (Part 2)

    • Mental Health and FASD Learning Activity

    • Challenges Addressing Mental Health

    • Video

    • Pathways to Care Infographic

    • Summary

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

    • References

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Behaviours and Supports

    • Introduction

    • Reframing our Perspective on FASD and Behaviour

    • Common Behaviours Displayed by People with FASD

    • Common Behaviours Learning Activity

    • Changing the Environment

    • Video

    • Summary

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

    • Brain not to Blame Resource

    • Keys to Success Resource

    • Smart Goal Setting Resource

    • Invest Model Resource

    • References

  • 8

    Lesson 7: Strengths of People with FASD

    • Introduction

    • Strengths of People with FASD

    • Building on Strengths to Promote Success

    • Indigenous Approaches to Prevention Resource

    • Success Stories

    • Person-First Language

    • Summary

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

    • References

  • 9

    Next steps

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...


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