2. Training of trainers package on FAS/FASD prevention
FAR SEAS aimed to elaborate a training package on FAS/FAS prevention for supporting social and health professionals who assist child-bearing age women (pregnant and no pregnant), covering communication and clinical skills including the need to tackle own prejudices.
This training package has been developed using a three-fold strategy: revision of existing training packages, expert consensus, and testing a pilot in Poland. Learning outcomes (including changes in knowledge, attitudes and practical skills) are included by the evaluation of specific and well defined indicators'. The needs at provider and organizational level are also considered including barriers and facilitators in reducing the risk of developing FASD.
The package is divided in sections such as the importance of preventing AEPs, gender-specific factors of consumption and harm, the principles of Motivational interview, screening. Brief intervention and referral to treatment. The training covers the need to tackle one’s own prejudices and gain specific communication and clinical skills needed to effectively manage alcohol related problems in women, especially pregnant women to reduce the risks for her and for her developing baby.
Training package on FAS/FASD will provide clear, concise messages to physicians and specialists supporting them in the provision of brief intervention to be integrated in the daily practice at national level also supporting them on what and how to do when they face women with AUDs.