Project

Mental and Reproductive Health Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Practice Implementation Center

Mental and Reproductive Health Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Practice Implementation Center

Funder: Center for Disease Control
Official Title: Mental and Reproductive Health Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Practice Implementation Center

The Mental and Reproductive Health Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Practice Implementation Center (MRPIC) a grant funded by CDC to MU’s Dr. Leigh Tenkku Lepper, focuses on development and implementation of training for identifying, treating, and preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) via screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment (SBIRT). MRPIC develops discipline-specific FASD training for Social Work and OB/GYN to increase the proportion of mental and reproductive health professionals with core competencies in FASD education and screening and brief intervention for alcohol. Multilevel training will include: 1) FASD101 discipline-specific training modules and materials, 2) CE programs/webinars, and 3) SBIRT training using the MU-ADEPT model with added avatar-based training in the virtual world environment. MRPIC will move this work to a national level working with University of Texas-Austin, University of California-San Diego, Baylor University School of Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Debra Sprague of MIMH provides project development assistance and program evaluation.

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