“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
Congratulations! You are not pregnant and you are actively preventing pregnancy. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself how alcohol might impact your health? Alcohol affects men and women differently from a biological perspective. What are some health concerns for women when it comes to alcohol intake? Learn more about drinking in moderation and how binge drinking is defined. … Read More
May 9, 2019. 7:30-9:00pm Eastern “Many children in foster care and adoptive families were prenatally exposed to drugs and/or alcohol. This webinar by NACAC’s parent support and training specialist, Barb Clark, explores the risk factors for FASD, the connections between brain impairment and behaviors, and the impact of trauma. You will also gain strategies for better supporting children who were … Read More
NOFAS affiliate Proof Alliance has released a potent new PSA campaign. Videos in the campaign feature children and teens living with FASD. In each spot, the children read from an article, blog post or Twitter conversation that supports the idea of moderate drinking while pregnant.” – ADWEEK Learn more, HERE!
“Half of all pregnant women who experience depression do not get any treatment, and some may turn to alcohol, marijuana, and opioids to self-medicate, a study of national data found.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer Read article, HERE!
“The American Academy of Nursing is calling to end criminal prosecution and punitive civil charges against mothers and pregnant women solely based on illegal drug use and instead promoting a public health response. The academy released its opinion in a policy brief with recommendations for addressing mothers with substance use disorder at the federal, state, and provider level – prioritizing … Read More
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is hosting a Twitter chat for Alcohol Awareness Month about risky alcohol use during pregnancy, this Wednesday, April 24 at 3pm ET. Participate using #FASDchat. Partners include CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Learn More!
A bill requiring the posting of warning signs in establishments that sell alcoholic beverages has been signed into law in Arkansas. After 10 years of trying, NOFAS affiliate Arkansas None for Nine is excited to celebrate this news. Arkansas None for Nine thanks Rep. Deborah Ferguson for her work on this bill and thanks to Ray Hanley with the Arkansas … Read More
“Myles Himmelreich, who lives with FASD, says many people don’t understand the daily struggles for people living with FASD. “In school, it was: I was lazy. I wasn’t trying. I didn’t care. And then I would get detention — when in actuality what was happening was, I maybe was struggling with the sensory issues: it was too bright. It was … Read More
“The research focuses on the analysis of ethanol metabolites in the biological tissues in pregnant women or newborns. The presence of fatty acid ethyl esters in the meconium could be a non-invasive and cost-effective method of early detection of disorders associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.” – Developmental Period Medicine Click Here to learn more.