FASD Advocacy: Setting the Stage for 2018

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Please register for this exciting upcoming webinar hosted by Cameron Koob, NOFAS Public Policy Coordinator. Participants in this webinar will learn: • The most efficient way to get information to contact their elected representatives and their staff • How to utilize the 2018 midterm campaign media environment to their advantage … Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: A Review for Caregivers and Professionals

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD) presents: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: A Review for Caregivers and Professionals Nov. 3, 5-6 p.m., EST (rescheduled from Oct. 19) | Cost: $10/participant Webinar will be recorded and archived for a limited length of time. Link to recording sent to all registrants. A link to the … Read More

Register Now! NIAAA Sponsors Free National Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women & Girls

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events

October 26-27, 2017. Washington, DC Limited seats still available! Register Now! The Women, Drinking, and Pregnancy Workgroup of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) is hosting a conference as a follow-up to the 2008 National Conference on Preventing Substance-exposed Pregnancies. This conference will be expanded to highlight the intersection of harmful drinking among women, HIV infection, … Read More

NPR Radio Show Profiles Mother of Child with FASDs

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

Listen to this radio conversation with Ann Carrellas, Michigan FASD Taskforce member, and Juline Lloyd, a nurse and adoptive mother to a son with FASD. According to Carrelas, the pregnant women who drink the most are actually “white women who are educated.” – Michigan Radio Listen to this radio conversation with Ann Carrellas, Michigan FASD Taskforce member, and Juline Lloyd, … Read More

NOFAS Statement on Media Coverage of Study on Light Drinking

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

NOFAS is disappointed by the highly misleading, irresponsible, and downright false headlines and articles in some of the media coverage of a research study published this month in BMJ Open on low alcohol consumption and pregnancy. The study found “poor quality of evidence” regarding the effects of light drinking during pregnancy, calling the evidence “sparse.” NOFAS understands this as an … Read More

Governor Cooper Signs State Proclamation in Recognition of FASDs Awareness Month!

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

In rIn recognition of FASDs Awareness Month, Governor Roy Cooper signed our state proclamation in hopes of raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, the need for supporting individuals impacted by FASDs and the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy.  In addition to the signed proclamation, the lights at the Governor’s mansion will be turned turquoise the weekend of … Read More