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Purpose of Review
There are a lack of system-wide integrative services for individuals with complex needs and a corresponding demand for advancing cross-disciplinary practices in community settings. This demand is especially acute for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and a gap we have sought to address.
We present findings from a literature scan to guide service delivery for individuals and families affected by FASD and other complex needs: four overarching guiding principles for policy decision-makers, seven guiding practices for organizations, and 23 guiding practices for service providers.
These identified principles and practices bridge diverse perspectives, with potential for their implementation to provide consistent, evidence-based services to underserved populations with complex needs.