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Competency 3: Treatment Strategies for Working with Clients with an FASD
addiction professional can help families cope with FASD during the
recovery process by building a protective environment for clients and their children.
This may include helping them obtain safe, stable housing, assisting with daily
living skills, such as bill paying and food shopping, and overseeing home situations.
It is also important to establish a network of community service providers who will
be available for aftercare to promote ongoing recovery and avoid relapse.18 Interacting with social and educational
service agencies can be overwhelming and confusing, and each agency typically uses
a specialized vocabulary (i.e., jargon) that is difficult for nonspecialists to
understand. It is important to help the client identify available services, determine
which ones are effective for their children, and understand how to work productively
with service providers.20