Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a common disability in incarcerated populations and often go unrecognized. We will review the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development and how it presents in adults and adolescents. The focus will be on identifying individuals who are likely to have an FASD and how to address their behavior problems in custody, as well as how to educate the individual about their disability.
- State the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development and how FASD is recognized
- Describe disabilities and associated behaviors related to prenatal alcohol exposure
- Explore strategies to decrease behavior issues in custody