Watch Recorded NOFAS Webinar: Preventing Secondary Conditions in People with FASD Presented by Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. People with FASD are at increased risk for developing secondary conditions, such as mental health problems, school disruption, trouble with the law, and substance use. This webinar integrates what we have learned from research and the clinical wisdom of providers and families on the prevention … Read More
“A two year experiment that brought FASD education and pregnancy tests to bar bathrooms in Alaska stopped some women from drinking. That conclusion comes from researchers with the University of Alaska… The study found that 42 women learned they were pregnant and committed to stop drinking. “Those 42 women, that’s a significant public health win that this study was able … Read More
This free NOFAS webinar will be presented by Joy D. Doll. Occupational therapy and FASD share one thing in common – both are fairly unknown. Yet, it is important to understand both in the intervention of FASD. FASD is a brain-based disorder that impacts daily activity. This presentation will share the impact of alcohol exposure on brain development and how … Read More
NOFAS, The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, “has extended its mission and priorities to include the dissemination of information about the prenatal risks of tobacco, heroin and other opioids, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. The new language underlines the NOFAS commitment to individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and the organization’s attention to alcohol and pregnancy … Read More
As seen on this weeks NOFAS Weekly Round-Up! “American scientists have said binge drinking before conception could make children more likely to have high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function. While the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy on babies are well known, including possible birth defects and learning difficulties, far less is understood about the effects of … Read More
This issue of the NOFAS Circle of Hope newsletter features the story of birth mother Julie Folland and her 17-year old daughter Lindsay. Julie was her biggest champion, and became obsessed with learning about the condition and getting her daughter all the help she needed. If you work with women that may have an alcohol use disorder (AUD)http://www.nofas.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/COH-April-2017-newsletter.pdf please help … Read More
Preventing Stigma, Stereotyping & Bias Related to Alcohol Use and Women Optimizing Preconception Health: Preventing unintended teratogen exposure in reproductive-aged women: A series of 20 minute webinars designed for busy nurses. Nurses receive CEU credit for each webinar they attend. Registration Link: my.ireta.org/registerwebex?webinar=921148648
As mentioned in this week’s NOFAS weekly round-up…. “A NATIONAL survey of paediatric doctors reveals a worrying percentage of them are unaware of one of the major causes of preventable developmental delay in children.” –Irish Examiner To read the full article, Click Here.
Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FAFASD), is an organization whose mission is “to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through education, support and research-based training to family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD.” Check out their site for a great WEBINAR opportunity!
Anne Schuchat, MD, of the CDC, released a new editorial with recommendations on how to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The editorial was originally posted on the American Academy of Family Physicians’s site. “The CDC report aimed to provide accurate information to physicians and patients so they could take actions as appropriate. The goal was to prevent potential negative outcomes and … Read More