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APPENDIX D: Internet Resources

FAS / FAE / ARND Websites

Drug Information Websites

Education Resource Websites

Police Websites


For Internet Resources in Canada

By using http://www.canada.com as a search engine, you can limit your search to Canadian sites. Unfortunately when you pass the first page, you cannot specify Canada only, so you will have to type http://www.canada.com into the URL window and go to the first page each time for each separate earch. Using the back button does not accomplish this.

FAS Search tips

Typing in “FAS” alone as a search criterion resulted in the following “hits”.

http://www.google.com/ 748,00 hits

http://www.dogpile.com/ 2,005 hits

http://hotbot.lycos.com/ over 10,000 hits

There are a number of acronyms that include FAS that will thwart your search on the web, for example: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Federation of American Scientists, Fixed Assets Software, et al.

For example, typing in “FAS” searching http://www.dogpile.com/ yielded 2,005 hits but “FAS/FAE” yielded 2 hits; while searching http://www.google.com/ gave us 152,189 hits for “FAS”, using “FAS/FAE” yielded 1,156. While “FAS/FAE” does help reduce the number of mismatches, some FAS related sites do not use the “FAS/FAE” or “FAS/E” designation.

When http://canada.com was set to search Canada alone, a search on “FAS” yielded no results but “FAS/FAE” yielded 47 hits. Surprisingly “FAS/E” yielded 1987 hits and included the similar result as FAS alone worldwide, and this search criterion also gave us Federation of American Scientists, Faculties of Arts and Sciences”, etc.

If you are searching for “Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder” do not use “ARND” as Arnd is a very common German name and you will find almost all of the Arnds in Denmark, Germany and America seem to have a website.


FAS /FAE / ARND
FAS / FAE / ARND Websites

http://mchneighborhood.ichp.edu/wagenetics/905189053.html

The Genetic Services Section of the Washington State Department of Health

A Training Manual for Trainers: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Fetal Alcohol Related Conditions

This is an advanced training manual for professional and paraprofessional trainers who want to expand their knowledge of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol related conditions. Trainers who use this manual will be able to develop presentations for various types of audiences, i.e., parents, teachers, social service professionals, medical and treatment providers, as well as community groups. The manual contains modules that discuss seven major topics related to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol related conditions. Each module includes training content ideas and suggested training materials such as overheads, handouts and other resources related to the theme of the module.


http://www.taconic.net/seminars/fas02.html

NorthEast Consultation and Training Center

Facts about FAS/FAE

Treatment of Children with FAS/FAE

Educating Children with FAS/FAE

Parenting Children with FAS/FAE

email Kathryn Shea at: swks@taconic.net


http://members.tripod.com/wetaskiwin/

KIHEW'S F.A.S. PAGE

An FAS site with an aboriginal perspective, this site has a nice personal touch and includes a lot of links as well as a Dreambook Page you can sign. Links to FAS sites and native healing in Alberta and BC as well as other places.


http://members.tripod.com/wetaskiwin/fasbooks.htm

Includes: facts on FAS, FAS related book list

Subject 2: Signs and Symptoms of Chemical Dependency

Frequently Asked Questions about Substance Abuse, Facts about Chemical Dependency, Statistics on the, Cost of Chemical Dependency in America, Some Good Reasons Why Young People Should Avoid Alcohol

Subject 3: Effects of drugs on the body.

Select one of the following drugs: stimulants, depressants, marijuana, hallucinogens or inhalants.

Amphetamines, Caffeine, Caffeine and Your Health, Depressants, Marijuana, Signs of Hallucinogen Abuse, Tips for Teens about Inhalants, Inhalants, National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, Tips for teens, Some Good Reasons Why Young People Should Avoid Alcohol

Subject 4: Describe alternatives to using drugs

Peer Message, Don't Harm Yourself, Drugs and You: Action Steps For Parents and Caregivers, Connecticut Clearinghouse Fact Sheet

Question 5: Identify appropriate sources of help and support for chemical dependency.

University of Michigan - Dearborn's Chapter of Students Against Driving Drunk, The Al-Anon/Alateen Home Page, Drugs and You: Action Steps For Parents and Caregivers, Connecticut Clearinghouse Fact Sheet


http://mchneighborhood.ichp.edu/wagenetics/905189053.html

The Genetic Services Section of the Washington, State Department of Health

A Training Manual for Trainers:

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Fetal Alcohol Related Conditions

Set in downloadable Adobe Acrobat, advanced training manual for professional and paraprofessional trainers who want to expand their knowledge of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol related conditions. Trainers who use this manual will be able to develop presentations for various types of audiences, i.e., parents, teachers, social service professionals, medical and treatment providers, as well as community groups. The manual contains modules that discuss seven major topics related to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol related conditions. Each module includes training content ideas and suggested training materials such as overheads, handouts and other resources related to the theme of the module.

Robert M. Fineman, M.D., Ph.D. drbob@u.washington.edu

Medical Consultant, Maternal and Child Health,

Washington State Department of Health

Clinical Professor of Public Health, University of Washington


http://ccsa.ca/fasalb1.htm

Alberta FAS Community Resource List

Contents (with links):

Introduction

1. Health Services

A. Medical Services and Health Programs

B. Provincial Mental Health Advisory Board (PMHAB)

C. Early Childhood and Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

2. Addiction Services

3. Educational Supports

4. Social Services

5. Other Community Resources

6. Information Sources

A. Community Directories

B. Web Sites

C. Other Resources

Index of Agencies


http://www.ctclearinghouse.org/frescsyn.htm

Connecticut Clearinghouse, 334 Farmington Avenue Plainville, CT 06062

1 (800) 232-4424 / 1 (860) 793-9791

http://www.ctclearinghouse.org

e-mail: info@ctclearinghouse.org

This reproducible fact sheet is provided by the Connecticut Clearinghouse, a program of Wheeler Clinic, Inc. funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Links include a list of: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome national resources and materials, newsletters and information sheets and support groups (USA)


http://www.pgweb.com/fas/

Contact Information: Prince George FAS Community Collaborative Network, c/o Northern Family Health Society, Prince George, BC, V2L 3J1

Phone: (250) 561-2689 Fax: (250) 562-5459

email: twatts@uniserve.com

Grounded In Hope: Our Community's Policy Response to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)


http://ctclearinghouse.org/cfetal.htm

Wisconsin Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 1468, Madison, WI 53701-1468

TEL: 1-800-322-1468

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME FACTS AND CHOICES:

A GUIDE FOR TEACHERS

Gives teachers of students ages 12-17 comprehensive information about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects. The guide includes basic alcohol and drug information, classroom and homework activities, case studies, role-plays, overheads and tips for infusion into other classes.


http://www.come-over.to/SpecialEdFAS/welcome.htm

BC Ministry of Education Special Programs Group 1996

Teaching Students with FAS/FAE: A Resource Guide for Teachers

Teaching the Student with FAS or FAE

What are FAS and FAE?

Characteristics of Students with FAS/E

Preparing To Teach Students with FAS/E

Understanding the Needs of the Student with FAS/E

Attention Difficulties Language Development

Cause and Effect Thinking Reading and Writing

Social Skills Motor Skills

Teaching Social Skills Mathematics Skills

Personal Skills Science Skills

Memory Skills Fine Arts

Developing an Individual Education Plan

Jonathan - A Grade 4 Student

Jane - Grade 10

Appendices

1: Sample Questions to Discuss During a Meeting with Parents or Guardians

2: Notes from First Meeting with Parents or Guardians

3: Common Misinterpretations of Normal Responses in Students with FAS/E

4: Adaptive Skills Checklist

5: Memory Skills Checklist 8: Mathematics Skills Checklist

6: Language Development Checklist 9: Science Skills Checklist

7: Motor Skills Checklist 10: Fine Arts Skills Checklist

Resources Teaching Kits Articles

Organizations Books General Information Resources

Newsletters Guides/Booklets Recommended Resources


http://health.hss.state.ak.us/htmlstuf/alcohol/fas/fas.htm

Health and Social Services Online

Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

240 Main Street, Suite 701

P.O. Box 110607

Juneau, AK 99811-0620

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME INFORMATION SHEET




EDUCATION

These are just some sites we use quite often. There are thousands. For example, http://www.google.com/ will give you 92,592 on teaching resources.


http://ericir.syr.edu/

Ask ERIC

US Department of Education

Teaching resource Center

Sponsored by US Department of Education

Syracuse University

School of Information Studies

School of Education

CASE Center

The AskERIC Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States. Contributions from individuals are essential to the collection; it is how it grows.


http://www.symbols.net/index.htm

Thousands of online symbols you can use.


http://www.symbols.com/

Thousands more online symbols you can use.


http://school.net

Teachers resource website. The Search for resources can be narrowed by a number of variables including country.




DRUG INFORMATION

Be warned there are a lot of sites about drugs. Searching for "beer" on http://www.canada.com yielded 628,042 hits and http://www.google.com gave us 277,000. Examples are: "drugs" 551,000; "street drugs" 237,997; 49,200 mentioned "LSD" and we found 65,700 for "marijuana".

However, there are a finite number of drugs and these are the sites we used to complete our drug information. The two we used the most were: http://school.net and http://nida.com


http://www.rxlist.com/

Health Central Online Pharmacy Public Relations

Company Headquarters Media Contact:

HealthCentral.com Davé & Bairey Communications, LLC

6001 Shellmound St., Suite 800 Contact: Kaye McKinzie

Emeryville, CA 94608 Phone: (415)927-7365

Phone: (510)250-2500 Fax: (415)927-0365

E-mail: communications@healthcentral.com E-mail: kaye@dbcomm.com

An excellent resource to find out information on almost every drug ever manufactured. This resource relates brand and chemical names, generic references to the drugs, as well as the drug classification and effects. Just about every question you may have about a specific drug, including non-prescription and unapproved drugs can be answered by this site.


http://www.korrnet.org/mdrugcom/index.htm

Metropolitan Drug Commission

P.O. Box 53375

Knoxville, TN 37950-3375

(423) 588-5550

By its charter, the Metropolitan Drug Commission is a private, not-for-profit corporation partially funded by local government. The mission of the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville/Knox County is to mobilize all segments of our community to individually reject and, as a community, eliminate the illegal use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The MDC stands ready to assist Knoxville/Knox County organizations and individuals in their efforts to combat substance abuse. They have special drug court.

Contact: Ron Hanaver, P.O. Box 53375, Knoxville, TN 37950-3375, Phone (423) 588-5550, Fax: (423) 588-8671


http://www.drugs.org/

This site is just a guest book and has an ongoing dialogue about drugs though you should be warned of language content. This site is an interesting visit if you want to see what people on drugs are thinking.


http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/html/dr-awar.htm

RCMP Drug Awareness Service

This is a gateway into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Drug Awareness Programs (see police sites)


http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/mom/valium/

University of Oxford (UK)

This is the molecule of the month profile on Valium.


http://www.benzodiazepines.net/

German and French translations available. A site on benzodiazepine dependence, withdrawal and other side effects. Genetic toxicology of four commonly used benzodiazepines.


http://www.rocheusa.com/products/valium/

Product profile of Valium

Primarily a selling tool for the pharmaceutical company, but the site has photos of pills that are helpful for identifying drugs. This is a gateway to Roche products.


FAS /FAE / ARND

POLICE SERVICES

As most cities have their own police services, we simply don't have room to put them all here. A search for "police" on http://www.google.com yielded 748,00 hits, http://www.dogpile.com, 2,005 hits and http://hotbot.lycos.com/ gave us the phrase "over 500,000". The best way to find your own police service in your area is to type in "police" and the name of your town or city. If you have no luck use the county, province or state you reside in. Or you could try the Phone Book.


http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/frames/rcmp-grc1.htm

A gateway to RCMP activities and Programs in Canada

Drug Education and Awareness of Life (D.E.A.L.)

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/frames/rcmp-grc1.htm

Special sections for:

TEENS

KIDS

TEACHERS AND PARENTS

THE WALL an interesting page. Deaths caused while under the influence of drugs and alcohol

RESOURCES

Digital Library RCMP Programs

Laws Problem Solving Strategies


http://www.gov.on.ca/OPP/

Ontario Provincial Police web site (French and English available). Mostly a public relations and recruiting focus.


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