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Massachusetts FASD State Coordination

IHR provides FASD-related services on behalf of the Mass. Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs.

FASD coordination consists of the following:

  • Serve as a centralized resource for issues related to FASD
  • Develop and build a FASD Task Force
  • Provide FASD trainings upon request to a variety of state and local  organizations 
  • Provide diagnostic and intervention resources to families of children and young adults who may have a FASD
  • Build FASD diagnostic capacity with Boston Children’s Hospital; maintain a list of other in-state resources
  • Provide FASD prevention, identification, and intervention training and resources to DPH/BSAS licensed ambulatory and residential treatment programs
  • Fulfill duties of state coordinator through SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence National Association of  FASD State Coordinators

For training, technical assistance, or resources, please contact Enid Watson, Director of Screening and Early Identification, at


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