Mocktail Video Campaign for FASD Awareness Month

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

You’re invited! Calling all members of the FASD community! Submit your own short video of yourself with your favorite mocktail! NOFAS will feature your video in September for FASD Awareness Month! Three people will be awarded prizes for the best videos. Your video can be as simple as recording yourself speaking to the camera about your favorite mocktail. You could … Read More

“Dear Men: You Need To Give Up Drinking While Your Partner Is Pregnant”

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

This personal editorial states, “When I fell pregnant with my first son, giving up alcohol felt embarrassingly hard. What was even harder was my husband still enjoying social drinks and essentially carrying on ‘as normal’… I think it is time that pregnant women got together and demanded more of their partners. Giving up alcohol for at least some of the … Read More

Mocktail Video Campaign for FASD Awareness Month

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

You’re invited! Calling all members of the FASD community! Submit your own short video of yourself with your favorite mocktail! NOFAS will feature your video in September for FASD Awareness Month! Three people will be awarded prizes for the best videos. Your video can be as simple as recording yourself speaking to the camera about your favorite mocktail. You could … Read More

NOFAS Needs Your Voice to Advance FASD Legislation and Policy

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

NOFAS is seeking advocates to help increase awareness and investment for FASD. A new bill is expected to be introduced this summer in the United States Congress to reauthorize the federal response to FASD. The legislation would direct research, prevention, and support activities at agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon its introduction, the bill will … Read More

Podcast Episode on Impacts of FASD

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Listen to this episode of the podcast “Breakfast with Murray Jones” as Jones speaks with Anne Russell from the Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (RFFADA) about the impacts of FASD. RFFADA is a “national not-for-profit health promotion charity dedicated to prevention and ensuring that individuals affected prenatally by alcohol have access to diagnostic services, support and multidisciplinary management planning … Read More

U.K. Launches Major FASD Prevention Campaign

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

It seems after years of normalizing alcohol in the UK, they are finally seeing the need to address the long-term impact of alcohol use during pregnancy. The United States could learn from their mistakes. “Health officials in Manchester, United Kingdom are now launching a £1.6 million pound campaign to tackle FASD. Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social … Read More

Special Mother’s Day Story from NOFAS

Amy HendricksFamilies, Women's Health

NOFAS has produced a special new Mother’s Day video! Meet Alexis Gimovsky, an expectant mother who is completely abstaining from all alcohol while pregnant. Alexis says, “As soon as I planned to get pregnant, I gave up alcohol because I know that no amount of alcohol is known to be safe in pregnancy.” Watch this video and read an in-depth … Read More

Canadian Study Identifies Five Most Vulnerable Groups for FASD

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

“FASD is substantially more prevalent for people in five vulnerable groups including children in care, Indigenous populations and people in prison, according to a global study by Canadian researchers. The lead author of the paper says the fluctuating prevalence rates in the study are further evidence that the idea women can safely have a glass of wine during dinner while … Read More