The purpose of the Mental and Reproductive FASD Practice and Implementation Center (MRPIC) is to expand upon the previous efforts of the FASD Regional Training Centers and “shift the perspective of this work from individual training for practicing health care professionals to one that capitalizes on prevention opportunities and the ability to impact health care practice at the systems level.” To accomplish this, MRPIC will focus on development of training modules and materials for the Obstetrician/Gynecologist as well as the Social Worker. In addition, this work will capitalize on partnerships with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the National Association of Social Workers, and the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to strengthen the development, implementation and use of the training primarily focused on prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies. An outgrowth of this work will also include building partnerships with regional hospital and clinic systems throughout the country.

Primary contributors to the OBGYN DSWG include: Jeanne Mahoney (ACOG), Michelle Clark (ACOG), Ari Salas-Blackwell (ACOG), Lara Oakley (University of Missouri), Debra Sprague (University of Missouri-Saint Louis) and Leigh Tenkku Lepper, PhD (University of Missouri) Principal Investigator and Project Director of the Mental and Reproductive Health FASD Practice Implementation Center.

Primary contributors to the Social Work Discipline-Specific Workgroup include Laura Fenster-Rothschild, PhD (Rutgers University), David Deere, MSW (University of Arkansas), and Leigh Tenkku Lepper, PhD (University of Missouri) Principal Investigator and Project Director for MRPIC.

Primary contributors to the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Workshop include Joy Doll (Creighton University) and Leigh Tenkku Lepper, PhD (University of Missouri) Principal Investigator and Project Director for MRPIC.