FASD is an alcohol-related harm. How do we address this?

Amy HendricksUncategorized

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is undeniably the result of alcohol use during pregnancy, and an alcohol-related harm. In order to prevent FASD, we must help educate ourselves and our communities about the importance preventing alcohol-related harms through programs, services and policies. This brochure is designed to help public health program planners, community advocates, educators, and policymakers find proven intervention strategies—including … Read More

Diagnosing Persons with FASD Using Telehealth

Amy HendricksUncategorized

“While ongoing efforts have been made to increase the capacity of communities to provide early FASD diagnosis, there continue to be on-going challenges, particularly for remote and rural communities. Telehealth is the use of technology to connect communities at a distance and has been effectively used in medicine for several decades. This literature review describes the use of telehealth in … Read More

Pregnant and Alcohol-Free During COVID-19

Amy HendricksUncategorized

Let’s face it:  challenges related to COVID-19 can be stressful.  The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has changed all our lives so dramatically that fear and anxiety may be starting to show itself.   In these unsettling times, it’s only natural to turn to things that make us feel better in order to cope with the chaos that is surrounding us.  People react … Read More

Every Day Needs to be FASDs Awareness Day!

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

Remember to spread the message that FASDs is a lifelong condition, affecting One in 20 school-age children, that’s one child in every classroom. FASDs can be 100% preventable. But we have to stop the spread of misinformation and support women in having an alcohol-free pregnancy. #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance View this link.

FASDs: It’s a Brain Thing!

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

Helping individuals with an FASD understand how their brain works is crucial. It’s important to remember that individuals with an FASD and their families need education, training and support. Damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely because individuals don’t “appear” impacted outwardly. It’s a brain thing! #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance … Read More

North Carolina Support Groups

Amy HendricksUncategorized

NCFASD Informed, Inc is facilitating the initiation of support groups throughout North Carolina. Groups now forming in Boone, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greenville, Raleigh. To learn more, contact kathy.hotelling@ncfasdinformed.org

Giving Up Alcohol Boosts Mental Health in Women

Amy HendricksUncategorized

July 9, 2019 — For women, quitting drinking may be linked to a significant improvement in mental health, according to a study published online this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. To read the full article, click HERE!

New CDC Report: Increase in Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking among Pregnant Women

Amy HendricksUncategorized

Not the news I had hoped to hear. FASDinNC is seriously concerned that ongoing and increased normalization of alcohol use in our society contributed to this new data. It is therefore imperative to be mindful about statewide alcohol-related policies that reduce alcohol related harms. This is for the sake of current and future Carolinians. “In a new Morbidity and Mortality … Read More