American Indian and Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit

This resource kit was developed to help Native communities understand and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Head Start health managers and the Training and Technical Assistance Network may use this information to help educate staff who work with Native families and expectant mothers.

pregnant womanThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence has developed this resource kit to help you and your community understand and prevent FASD. "FASD" is a term that describes a range of lifelong effects that can occur in someone whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. The materials in this kit have been specially designed for the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, which we will also refer to as "Native communities." FASD is 100 percent preventable, so it is important for everyone to share the message of prevention and hope with mothers-to-be, policymakers, health professionals, and family and community members. American Indian and Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit [PDF, 1.8MB]

Related Resources:
How to Use this Resource Kit [PDF, 142KB]
Contents of the Resource Kit [PDF, 1.96MB]
Healthy Babies, Strong Futures [PDF, 140KB]
Acknowledgements [PDF, 1.28MB]

American Indian and Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit. HHS/SAMHSA/CSBA. 2007. English.

Last Reviewed: June 2014

Last Updated: November 13, 2014