Chapter Title/Book Title
Women and drinking: Preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies
An essential resource for anyone providing help or services to women at risk for
Drinking during pregnancy can cause a range of disabilities that have lifelong
effects yet are 100% preventable. A variety of brief motivational behavioral interventions
developed for nonpregnant women of childbearing age can effectively
prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEP).
This book outlines clinical definitions and the history of fetal alcohol spectrum
disorders (FASD), epidemiology and effects across the lifespan, evidence-based
prevention practices such as CHOICES and CHOICES-like interventions, and
opportunities for dissemination.
Based on decades of scientific research and clinical refinement, this volume is
packed with helpful illustrative case vignettes, therapist patient dialogues, sample
forms, and handouts. The information and resources presented will help a
wide variety of practitioners in diverse settings, ranging from high-risk settings
such as mental health and substance abuse treatment centers to primary care
clinics and universities, deliver interventions targeting behavior change.
Velasquez, M. M.,
Sobell, M. B.,
Sobell, L. C.
(2015). Women and drinking: Preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies. , 1-80.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facbooks/192