Training and Information for Parents, Families, Caregivers, and Residential Staff


Information Packet

The following links will create a brief informational packet of documents for you to print or download and give to someone in your life who may provide care for your loved one with an FASD.


Birth parents, adoptive parents, extended family, mentors, neighbors, residential and group home staff often become involved in caring for children and adults with FASD. Specialized training to understand and effectively support the often puzzling, frustrating, self-defeating, dangerous behaviors that can occur with FASD is essential to avoid burn-out.



Overview from Minnesota Foster Care Training

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Tips for FASD Parents and Caregivers

TIPSHEETS – One page sheets for the following problems

FASD Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Tips for Parents and Caregivers – Alaska FASD Partnership

Take an on-line or in-person class on parenting.  



MCFARES – Families and FASD

IT TAKES A VILLAGE… How to create your village.

Networking Supportive Websites for Families and Individuals living with FASD

Invisible in Plain Sight


Lifeguard Strategies for Supporting Adolescents and Adults Affected by FASD
Print out pages 10-17 of this booklet and circle what is useful for this individual 

ADVOCACY –  You will need to be an effective advocate for explaining FASD to others

Telling Your Story to a Policymaker

Service Dogs for people with an FASD



If your family member is taking medication for mood, attention, etc., please make sure the prescriber reads this document, about a psychotropic medication algorithm for individuals diagnosed with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure.


Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities by Natalie Vecchione and Cindy LaJoy

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