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Understanding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

(DVD) HRM, 2009, Grades 7-College, 13 minutes, Closed-Captioned This video shows a teenager who is afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) because her mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy. FAS represents a spectrum of physical and emotional disorders that occur because of alcohol poisoning before birth. The signs and symptoms of FAS are described, including low birth weight, facial abnormalities, reduced coordination, poor social skills, learning difficulties and behavioral problems. This program delivers a strong “no alcohol use”√Ǭù message to pregnant women.

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