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The Importance of Screening for Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (FASD) – 2 CEs*

January 24 @ 12:00 pm


The Importance of Screening for Prenatal Alcohol Exposure for Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessments
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 12 pm-2 pm EST
Cost:  FREE

Learn to ask difficult questions about prenatal alcohol exposure, the sole cause of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)


This training will help Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment (CBHA) assessors better understand the potential impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on a child’s development, learning, and behavior.  The training will address the importance of asking questions specifically related to in utero exposure and how documentation on the CBHA can affect the trajectory of treatment and support for the individual.  The presentation will provide concrete examples, questions, recommendations, and protocols to connect families to appropriate support and education for those children exposed prenatally to alcohol and other substances.  

The Florida Center for Early Childhood operates the only FASD Diagnostic Clinics in the State of Florida!


1. Learn how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) impact brain development and behaviors.

2. Explore ways to ask and/or screen clients for prenatal alcohol exposure

3. Recognize indicators a child may have in-utero alcohol exposure

4.  Identify specific language used to document information gathered regarding prenatal alcohol exposure to assist with diagnosis and treatment.

This presentation is for Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment (CBHA) assessors and social workers, medical providers, welfare professionals, educators, school personnel, mental health counselors, law enforcement officers, and other professionals working with children.  Earn 2 CEs* Certificates will be provided. 

CE Information: 2.00 CEs for FLorida Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Master Social Worker through CEBroker. Certificates will be supplied.  

Tamra Cajo, LCSW is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker with almost 20 years of experience working in early childhood and prevention. Tamra is the Director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic at The Florida Center for Early Childhood, the only diagnostic clinic in the state of Florida for FASD. She also serves on the Executive Council of FASD United and as a Board Member for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Consultation Education &Training Services, or FASCETS. Tamra is a certified facilitator in the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model, a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, and was the previous lead trainer in the Midwest for ACT Raising Safe Kids, an evidence-based violence prevention curriculum. In addition, Tamra has been trained in several other evidence-based curriculums including Circle of Security Parenting, Families Moving Forward (FMF), Helping the Non-Compliant Child, Chicago Parent Program, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.


January 24
12:00 pm


FL United States


The Florida Center Training Institute
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