Office of Research

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit

depts.washington.edu/fadu/

Mission

The Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU) is a research unit dedicated since 1973 to the goals of studying Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) across the life span, disseminating research information, providing consultation for individuals affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol, and intervening with high-risk mothers to prevent future births of children with fetal alcohol and drug effects.

FADU provides evaluation and training for the Parent‐Child Assistance Program (PCAP), an evidence‐based home visitation case‐management model for mothers who abuse alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. Its goals are to help mothers build healthy families and prevent future births of children exposed prenatally to alcohol and drugs. http://depts.washington.edu/pcapuw/

Center Details

Director: Grant, Therese
Administering College/School: School of Medicine 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences