Western Regional Training Center for FASDs
Semel Institute
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90095

Support for the WRTC for FASDs has been provided by the CDC

Publications

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2008

"Paradigms for Alcohol Use and Co-occuring Behavioral Health Risk Factors Among Women of Childbearing Age .". In: Binge Drinking Research Progress. Nova Science Publishers Inc; 2008. Download: PARADIGMS FOR ALCOHOL USE AND COOCCURRING.pdf (135.06 KB)

2006

O'Connor MJ, Whaley SE. "Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women." American Journal of Public Health. 2006;97(2):252-258. Download: Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women.pdf (449.48 KB)

2005

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Center Publications

The following publications have been developed as part of the Western Regional Training Center Information for Health Care Professionals.  These materials have been published in peer-reviewed journals with the objective to provide information for health care professionals interested in FASDs.

 

  • O’Hare, E., Wills, H., Lu, L., Houston, S., Bookheimer, S., Mattson, S., O’Connor, M.J., Sowell, E.  (In press).  Altered frontal-parietal functioning during verbal working memory in children and adolescents with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure, Human Brain Mapping.
  • Lu, L.H., Houston, S.M., Nuñez, C., O’Hare, E.D., Bookheimer, S.Y., Smith, L.M., O’Connor, M.J., Mattson, S.N., Sowell, E.R.  .  (In press).  Neurocognitive effects of prenatal methamphetamine and alcohol exposure in children, Neurotoxicology and Teratology.
  • Sowell, E., Leow, A.D., Bookheimer, S., Smith L., O’Connor, M.J., Kan, E., Rosso, C., Houston, S., Dinov, I., Thompson, P.  (In press).  Differentiating prenatal exposure to methamphetamine and alcohol versus alcohol and not methamphetamine using tensor based brain morphometry and discriminant analysis, Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Eyal, R., O’Connor, M.J. (In press).  Psychiatry Trainees’ Training and Experience in Fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Academic Psychiatry.
  • Keil, V, Paley, B., Frankel, F., & M.J. O’Connor.  (2010).  Impact of a social skills intervention on the hostile attributions of children with prenatal alcohol exposure.  Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research, 34, 231-241.
  • Paley, B.  (2009).  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Shedding light on an unseen disability.  Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 15, 167-169. 
  • O'Connor, M.J., & Paley B.  (2009).  Psychiatric conditions associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.  Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 15, 225-234.   
  • Paley, B., & O'Connor M.J.  (2009).  Interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Treatment approaches and case management.  Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 15, 258-267.  
  • Paley, B. & O’Connor, M.J.  (2009)  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders:  Neurocognitive and neurobehavioral impairment.  In L. Sher, I. Kandel, J. Merrick (Eds.) Alcohol-related cognitive disorders:  Research and Clinical Perspectives. Victoria, BC: Int Acad Press.
  • Bertrand, J. on behalf of the Interventions for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Research Consortium.  (2009).  Interventions for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Overview of findings for five innovative research projects.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30, 986-1006.
  • Paley, B., O’Connor, M.J., Baillie, S., Guiton, G., Stuber, M., (2009). Integrating case topics in medical school curriculum to enhance multiple skill learning: Using Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as an exemplary case.  Academic Psychiatry, 33, 143-148.
  •  Paley, B., Schonfeld, A., & O’Connor, M.J.  (2009).  Evaluation of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.  FASD curriculum framework and instructional resource guide.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  •  Schonfeld, A., O’Connor, M.J., Paley, B., & Frankel, F.  (2009).  Behavioral regulation as a predictor of response to children’s friendship training in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 23, 428-445.  
  • Tsai, J., Floyd, R.L., O’Connor, M.J., & Velasquez, M.M. (2009).  Alcohol use and serious psychological distress among women of childbearing age, Addictive Behaviors, 34, 164-153.
  •  O’Hare, E.D., Lu, L.H., Houston, S.M., Bookheimer, S.Y., Mattson, S.N., O’Connor, M.J., & Sowell, E.R. (2009).  Altered frontal-parietal functioning during verbal working memory in children and adolescents with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure, Human Brain Mapping, 10, 3200-3208.
  •  Lu, L.H., Johnson, A., O’Hare, E.D., Kan, E., Bookheimer, S.Y., Smith, L., O’Connor, M.J. & Sowell, E.R.  (2009).  Effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on verbal working memory revealed with fMRI.  Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 30, 185-192.
  • Floyd, R.L., Weber, M.K., Denny, C., O’Connor, M.J. (2009).  Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 15, 193-199.
  • Olson, H.C., Ohlemiller, M.M., O’Connor, M.J., Brown C.W., Morris, C.A., Damus, J.  National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect.  (2009).  A call to action:  Advancing essential services and research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders—A report of the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect, Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • O’Connor, M.J., Floyd, R.L., Guiton, G. (2009).  Screening and brief interventions. In Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders competency-based curriculum development guide for medical and allied health education and practice. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Barry, K.L., Caetano, R., Chang, G., DeJoseph, M.C., Miller, L.A., O’Connor, M.J., Carmichael Olson, H. et al. (2009).  Reducing alcohol exposed pregnancies. A report of the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect, Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Tsai, J., Floyd, R.L., and O’Connor, M.J. (2009).  Paradigms for alcohol use and co-occurring behavioral health risk factors among women of childbearing age. Binge Drinking Research Progress, Kevin I. DiGuarde (Ed.), Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, N.Y.
  • Walthall, J. C., O’Connor, M.J., Paley, B.  (2008).  A comparison of psychopathology in children with and without prenatal alcohol exposure.  Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 11, 69-78.  
  • Sowell, E.R., Johnson, A., Kan, E., Lu, L., Van Horn, J.D., Toga, A.W., O’Connor, M.J., Bookheimer, S.Y. (2008).  Mapping white matter integrity and neurobehavioral correlates in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 1313-1319.
  • O’Connor, M.J.  (2008).  Preconception care for reducing alcohol exposed pregnancies, The Female Patient, 33, 14-20.
  • Sowell, E.R., Lu, L.H., O’Hare, E.D., McCourt, S.T., Mattson, S.N., O’Connor, M.J., Bookheimer, S.Y.  (2007).  Functional magnetic resonance imaging of verbal learning in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure, NeuroReport, 18(7), 635-639.
  • Paley, B., & O’Connor, M.J.  (2007).  Neurocognitive and neurobehavioral impairments in individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders:  Recognition and assessment.  International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 6, 127-142.
  • O’Connor, M.J. & Whaley, S.E.  (2007).  Brief intervention for alcohol use with pregnant women in the WIC setting.  The American Journal of Public Health, 97, 252-258.
  • Laugeson, E.A., Paley, B., Schonfeld, A., Frankel, F., Carpenter, E.M., & O’Connor, M. J. (2007).  Social skills training for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Adaptations for manualized behavioral treatment.  Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 29, 57-69.
  • FASD Regional Training Centers Consortium.  (2007).  Educating health professionals about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  American Journal of Health Education, 38, 364-373.
  • Schonfeld, A.M., Paley, B. Frankel, F., & O’Connor, M.J.  (2006).  Executive functioning predicts social skills following prenatal alcohol exposure.  Child Neuropsychology, 12, 439-452.
  • Paley, B., O’Connor, M.J., Frankel, F., & Marquardt, R.  (2006).  Predictors of stress in parents of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 27, 396-404.
  • O’Connor, M.J., Frankel, F., Paley, B., Schonfeld, A.M., Carpenter, E., Laugeson, E. & Marquardt, R.  (2006).  A controlled social skills training for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 639-648.
  • O’Connor, M.J, Paley, B.  (2006).  The relationship of prenatal alcohol exposure and the postnatal environment to child depressive symptoms.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 50-64.
  • O’Connor, M.J., McCracken, J., & Best, A.  (2006).  Under recognition of prenatal alcohol exposure in a child inpatient psychiatric setting.  Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 9, 105-108.
  • O’Connor, M.J. & Whaley, S.E. Health care provider advice and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption following pregnancy recognition.  (2006).  Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 22-31.
  • Gahagan, S., Sharpe, T.T., Brimacombe, M., Fry-Johnson, Y., Levine, R., Mengel, M., O’Connor, M.J., Paley, B., Adubato, S., Brenneman, G.  (2006).  Pediatricians’ knowledge, training, and experience in the care of children with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Pediatrics, 118, 657-668.
  • Frankel, F., Paley, B., Marquardt, R. & O’Connor, M.J.  (2006).  Stimulants, neuroleptics and children's friendship training in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 16, 777-789.
  • Floyd, R.L., Ebrahim, S., Tsai, J., O’Connor, M.J. & Sokol, R.  (2006).  Strategies to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies.  Maternal Child Health Journal, 10, 149-151.
  • Floyd, R.L., O’Connor, M.J., Bertrand, J., & Sokol, R.  (2006).  Reducing adverse outcomes from prenatal alcohol exposure:  A clinical plan of action.  Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research, 10, 1-5
  • Paley, B., O’Connor, M.J., Kogan, N. & Findlay, R.  (2005).  Prenatal alcohol exposure, child externalizing behavior, and maternal stress.  Parenting:  Science and Practice, 3, 29-56.
  • Floyd R.L., O'Connor M.J., Sokol R.J., Bertrand J., Cordero J.F.  (2005).  Recognition and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 106, 1059-64.
  • Baillie, S., Paley, B., Guiton, G., O’Connor, M.J., Stuber, M.  (2005).  Weaving in important curricular topics:  Using Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as an integrating theme in medical education.  Medical Education, 39, 505.
  • Sharpe, T., Alexander, M., Hutcherson, J, Floyd, L, Brimacombe, M. Levine, R., Mengel, M, Stuber, M. (2004).  Physician and allied health professionals’ training and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  Journal of Women’s Health, 13, 133-139.
  • Bertrand, J., Floyd, R.L., Weber, M.K., O’Connor, M.J., Riley, E., Johnson, K.A., & Cohen, D.E. (2004). National Task Force on FAS/FAE. Fetal alcohol syndrome: guidelines for referral and diagnosis. Screening and brief intervention. Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Whaley, S.E. & O’Connor, M.J.  (2003).  Increasing the report of alcohol use among low-income pregnant women.  American Journal of Health Promotion, 17, 369-372.
  • O’Connor, M.J., & Whaley, S.E. (2003).  Alcohol use in pregnant low-income women in WIC, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 64, 772-783.
  • Whaley, S.E., O’Connor, M.J., & Gunderson, B.  (2001).  Comparison of the adaptive functioning of children prenatally exposed to alcohol to a nonexposed clinical sample.  Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research, 25, 1018-1024.