Resources

Books and Articles

FAS/E Support Network of B.C.

  • My Name is Amanda and I have F.A.E.: A book for young children with FAS/E
  • Dear World: We Have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Experiences of Young Adults (written by young adult “survivors”)

Streissguth, Ann (1997) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities. Baltimore, Maryland: Paul K. Brookes Publishing

Wu and Cederbaum (2003) Alcohol, oxidative stress, and free radical damage. Alcohol Research & Health 27:277-284. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-4/277-284.htm

Web-based References

The official FASD website at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/

The official FASD website at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/index.html

The official FASD website at NOFAS http://www.nofas.org/

A resource for educators that has a nice review of the neuroscience behind fetal brain development and alcohol exposure. “Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Comprehensive Guide for Pre-K – 8 Educators” – http://rise.duke.edu/resources.html

Brain Facts – http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=brainfacts

Videos and animations

The Story of Iyal – http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/videos/index.html

Classroom Curricula and Activities

An online virtual reality interactive game showing how alcohol is oxidized, based on one’s genetics. “DiVE into Alcohol” A Virtual Experience in Chemistry and Biology. A software plug-in (free) must be downloaded to start the program. http://www.rise.duke.edu/dive-alcohol/

A high school curriculum similar to APEP called The Pharmacology Education Partnership (PEP). Module 3 has a nice discussion of oxidative damage to neurons – http://www.thepepproject.net/

Better Safe than Sorry: Preventing a Tragedy – This curriculum activity developed for 7th and 8th grade science, is also appropriate for 9th grade. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Science/curriculum.html