The Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological
Research on Alcohol is an international organization of scientists
engaged in research on the social aspects of alcohol use and alcohol problems.
Drugs, and Violence:
Youth Risk Taking, Behaviors and Prevention
A pre-symposium workshop on 'Qualitative Research Methods in the Alcohol and Drug Research' to be held in connection with the 31st Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, Riverside, USA.
Sunday, 29 May 2005 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Santa Barbara Room, Mission Inn (Continental Breakfast will be served).
Call for papers (or presentations)
Anyone who is going to present a paper on qualitative research in the main symposium is also invited to present the same paper in this workshop from the point of view of methodological issues.
The idea in this 'Qualitative Research Methods in the Alcohol and Drug Research' workshop is to give space and time for the researchers to explain how they did their qualitative study: What kind of method did they use in their study? How did they apply it? What kind of difficulties did they come across? How did they code their material? What kind of concepts and methodological tools did they use in their analysis? Each presenter will have half an hour to address these kinds of issues.
Also papers or presentations that deal solely with methodological issues in the alcohol and drug research from the viewpoint of qualitative research are very much welcome.
The pre-symposium will be held on Sunday, 29 May 2005 (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Franca Beccaria, Geoffrey Hunt, Harald Klingemann and Pekka Sulkunen
If you want to present a paper or demonstration in this pre-symposium workshop 'Qualitative Research Methods in the Alcohol and Drug Research', please contact Jukka Törrönen. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 May 2005
The International Society for Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) and WHO hereby invite all interested to a one day work-shop based on the book “Publishing Addiction Science – A Guide for the Perplexed”.
The aim of the workshop is to teach authors in the addiction field to make informed choices of publication channels for their scientific contributions and to improve the use of honest and verifiable methods in reporting research results.
The workshop, lasting from 9 am until 6 pm, will consist of didactic lectures, small group discussions, analyses of case studies and a panel with experienced editors. The core topics will be: How to Choose a Journal, Citation Practices, Authorships Credits and Moral Reasoning in Addiction Publishing. Among the lecturing editors will be Thomas Babor (Addiction), Isidore Obot (African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies), Robin Room (Contemporary Drug Problems) and Kerstin Stenius (Nordisk alkohol- & narkotikatidskrift).
There will be no costs for participation in the workshop. Researchers from low or middle income countries, who are particularly welcome, may apply to KBS for a travel grant. They can also contact Isidore Obot at WHO (email@example.com) for more information on support.
We hereby ask those interested in the workshop to contact Kerstin Stenius (firstname.lastname@example.org), stating your home country, institution, disciplinary background and academic degree or position, before April 13.
NOTE: It is possible to participate only in the afternoon programme, if you are arriving to Riverside in the morning.
Saturday, May 28, 2005, 9 am to 5 pm, Ho O Kan Room, Breakfast to be served in same room
Reducing Risk Taking Behaviors Among Youth and Adults by Accurately Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy are at risk of giving birth to a child with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term that covers a range of disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Alcohol damages the developing brain of the fetus, and its effects last a lifetime. These effects may be manifested in the individual as oppositional appearing behavior, aggressive behavior, an unwillingness to follow multiple rules, difficulty with cause and effect, gullibility, and misinterpretation of the words and actions of others. Youth affected by an FASD are likely to become involved in delinquent behavior and other high-risk activities due to their social communication difficulties as well as their tendency to follow along with others. A significant percentage of them are involved in our systems of care, but are often unrecognized. In addition, as young women tend to drink and recognize their pregnancies later than adults, they are especially at risk of giving birth to a child with an FASD. These can all lead to difficulties for the person and those around him/her. They frequently fail in our traditional systems of care, especially with treatment approaches that are based on cause and effect (e.g., corrections), the ability of a person to make decisions about life choices on his/her own (e.g., addictions treatment, motivational interviewing), and the ability to follow multiple directions or rules (e.g., corrections, mental health treatment, addictions treatment). When an FASD is not recognized, these individuals are commonly identified as being non-compliant, uncooperative, resistant, and unmotivated. In order to improve outcomes in systems of care, their underlying FASD must be recognized and treatment adjusted accordingly.
This session will begin with a brief overview of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence. This session will also include an overview of FASD, including etiology, and diagnosis. In addition, this session will include a presentation on current and past epidemiological work in FASD in the United States and Internationally.
The importance of prevention will be highlighted in this session. The Parent-Child Assistance Program (P-CAP) will be discussed. P-CAP uses a paraprofessional home visitation model to reduce risk-taking behaviors in women with substance abuse problems.
Gayl M. Anglin, PhD- SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
Georgiana Wilton, PhD- University of WI Medical School
Christina Chambers, PhD- University of CA San Diego
Nancy Whitney, MS- University of WA
9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 The SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence: A Brief Overview
Gayl M. Anglin, PhD
SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
9:45 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Brief Overview
Georgiana Wilton, PhD
University of Wisconsin Medical School, Department of Family Medicine
10:45 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Brief Overview (cont)
11:15 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Searching for Answers Through International Collaboration
Christina Chambers, PhD
University of California San Diego, Department of Pediatrics
12:15 Lunch on your own
1:45 The Parent-Child Assistance Program (P-CAP)
Nancy Whitney, MS
University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
2:45 Video & Discussion: Recovering Hope: Mothers Speak Out About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
3:45 FASD Initiatives in the State of Wisconsin
Georgiana Wilton, PhD
Gayl M. Anglin, PhD
Last updated: 1April 2005
With thanks to these cooperating organizations