Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Drug Affected Babies
The Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Office of Child and Family Services’ combined efforts with funding from the Maine Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant to develop a full range of programs to prevent and serve those with an FASD as well as drug affected/exposed infants.
- To reduce the number of alcohol and illicit drug-exposed pregnancies.
- To increase awareness about the health benefits of medication assisted treatment to women using opiates during pregnancy and to increase the number of women who access treatment.
- To increase the number of Maine women who receive Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).
- To increase community awareness about the long-term health impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy.
Learn More About FASD:
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence (SAMHSA)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- NOFAS : http://www.nofas.org
- Drinking and Reproductive Health: Tool Kit for Clinicians
- Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: History, Prevalence, Diagnosis,and Effective Interventions presented by Andrea Pasco FASD/DAB State Coordinator, SAMHS | Webinar Powerpoint (pdf)
Learn More About Drug-Affected Babies:
- Screening for Substance Abuse During Pregnancy: Improving Care, Improving Health (pdf)
- Outpatient Treatment Manual for the Care of Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Women with Buprenorphine (pdf)
- Snuggle ME (pdf) is a new resource with practice guidelines for the screening and treatment of pregnant women dependent upon alcohol or other prescribed or non-prescribed substances such as methadone, buprenorphine, and oxycontin for obstetrical and pediatric providers caring for pregnant women and their newborns in Maine
- Substance Use and Breastfeeding (pdf)
Safe Sleep Resources:
- Safe Sleep Workgroup: Medication Assisted Treatment Subcommittee (Word)
- Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Resource List (pdf)
- What Does a Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? (pdf)
- Helping Every Baby Sleep Safer (pdf)
- Safe Sleep For Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (pdf)
Toddler Medication Safety Resources
- Up and Away Packet Description (pdf)
- Suboxone Letter to Health Care Providers (pdf)
- Kids and Unintentional Medication Overdoses in the U.S. (pdf)
- Medication Safety Agreement (pdf)
- Northern New England Poison Center : 1-800-222-1222
- Protect the Ones You Love
- Up and Away
To join the mailing list to receive the FASD/DAB newsletter and program announcements,
Contact: Andrea Pasco, FASD/DAB State Coordinator