New Free Continuing Education Course on Women, Risky Drinking, and Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

CSWE has partnered with the University of Texas at Austin* to introduce a free, online, continuing education (CE) course, Women, Risky Drinking, and Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies: A Framework for Field Instructors.
High-risk drinking among U.S. women has increased significantly over the past decade and is linked to serious adverse health and reproductive outcomes. This self-paced course describes current patterns of alcohol use among women, risk factors for alcohol-exposed pregnancy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and what social workers can do to support/deliver alcohol screening and brief intervention and other preventive services in social work clinical practice.

Specifically developed for field instructors, the course includes a case study and clinical practices that support field instruction and student supervision. Anyone with an interest in women’s substance/alcohol use, evidence-based interventions, or FASD is encouraged to participate.
*Funding was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cooperative agreements NU84-DD00147 (University of Texas at Austin) and NU01-DD001131 (Baylor College of Medicine).