DEADLINE EXTENDED! Enter the 2017 FASD Month Art Contest! A picture is worth a thousand words! You are invited to enter the 2017 FASD Month art contest! Just submit an image here, such as a photo or artwork, of “What FASD means to me.” Anyone may enter. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, September 3rd. The winning … Read More
“Persons diagnosed with FASD are more likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system than general population controls. Although previous survey evidence has suggested that federal district attorneys are limited in their knowledge of the psycholegal impairments presented by defendants with this condition, such research has yet to have been conducted with state-specific public defenders.” – Advances in … Read More
“NOFAS celebrates the work of its North Carolina affiliate organization, FASDinNC. During the NOFAS affiliate summit in June, FASDinNC was busy on Capitol Hill advocating for support to further awareness and research FASD. FASDinNC Coordinator Amy Hendricks met with Senator Richard Burr’s staff, where she highlighted that “Continued federal funding for the CDC and NIH FASD research are essential to … Read More
Learn how pediatric medical home clinicians can identify, diagnose, and/or refer potentially affected children and address potential comorbidities. In addition, specific suggestions are provided for assessment of maternal use of alcohol during pregnancy. This course also familiarizes learners with the proposed mental health diagnosis, Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE). Follow this LINK.
“Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by FASD when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study… “We’ve shown you can interfere after the damage from alcohol is done. That’s huge,” said lead investigator and senior author Eva Redei. “We have identified a … Read More
The article, published in “Counseling Today”, provides a basic introduction of FASD to mental health professionals in areas including FASD symptoms, memory impairments, diagnostic comorbidity, tips for interacting with people who may have an FASD, screening and assessment, and interventions. Learn more HERE.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has created a new webpage on alcohol misuse. It includes a new alcohol intervention manual called “Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual: An Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program”, developed in collaboration with the Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine’s FASD Practice and Implementation Center funded through CDC. Find web … Read More
On July 20, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern, Claire D. Coles, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine will present on how both caregivers and professionals working with children affected by FASD need tools to support positive outcomes. In this webinar, we will review available methods found to be useful in the treatment of alcohol-affected children. The implications for management of behavior … Read More
A study out of the University of Sydney reveals that teachers and parents are reporting behavioral and academic challenges of school children with FASDs. These students are: “12 times more likely to talk about killing themselves, 21 times more likely to have academic failure, 10 times more likely to have attention problems.” – The University of Sydney
NOFAS inducts Stephen Greenspan into the Tom and Linda Daschle FASD Hall of Fame for his groundbreaking work in support of people living with FASDs. Click HERE for more information