Course Highlights

Here are some of the highlights for this course.

  • 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 course

  • 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

About this Course

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

Review the course 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 course for 90 days to work through the content.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome and Course Information

    • Course Navigation

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Myths and Misconceptions about FASD

    • Introduction

    • FASD - What is it?

    • Myths and Misconceptions about FASD

    • Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

    • Video

    • Paradigm Shifts

    • FASD CDC Handout

    • Summary

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

    • References

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

    • Introduction

    • How Does Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Happen?

    • Ethanol

    • Summary

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

    • References

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Teratogens

    • Introduction

    • Teratogens

    • 4 Types of Teratogens

    • Teratogenic Effects of Alcohol

    • The Effects of Alcohol on Fetal Development

    • Video

    • Summary

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

    • References

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Physical Effects of FASD

    • Introduction

    • The Physical Affects of FASD: Part 1

    • The Physical Affects of FASD: Part 2

    • 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)

    • 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

    • 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

    • Success Stories

    • Person-First Language

    • Summary

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

    • References

    • Indigenous Approaches to Prevention Resource

  • 9

    Next steps

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...

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