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

CDC.gov Feature on Teen Substance Use & Risks

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Uncategorized

“The feature highlights the guide, Substance Use Screening and Intervention Implementation Guide: No Amount of Substance Use Is Safe for Adolescents, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with CDC. The guide provides helpful information for pediatricians to implement substance use screening and brief counseling in their practices.” Learn More Here!

Can DNA Changes Predict FASD?

Elizabeth MontgomeryUncategorized

Canadian researchers are investigating whether changes in DNA shed light on prenatal alcohol exposure. DNA methylation could prove a useful biomarker of disease and environmental exposures. For more information, click HERE

FASD Training: Creating Hope through the Neurobehavioral Lens

Elizabeth MontgomeryUncategorized

April 14, 2018 9 am – 4 pm Reality Ministries, 916 Lamond Avenue, Durham Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neurobehavioral conditions are brain-based physical disabilities with behavioral symptoms. The brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and teaching individuals impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain. This approach provides a set of research … Read More

Share Your Personal Stories: FASD and Social Workers

Elizabeth MontgomeryUncategorized

CALL TO ACTION: You are invited to share your personal story about the role of social workers in FASD! NOFAS, along with a team of social workers, is launching a campaign on “Social Workers and FASD: Many Ways to Make a Difference.” There are many ways to share your story. You can submit a short video, a written story, or … Read More

MOFAS Announces New National Center on FASD Justice and Equity

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Uncategorized

NOFAS affiliate organization MOFAS has launched the Center for FASD Justice & Equity.  “The center was created to raise awareness and address the complex education, health, and justice issues facing individuals and communities impacted by FASD.  While this project has a national scope, the center is also designed to highlight promising projects and initiatives from the Minnesota Organization on Fetal … Read More

Congratulations to FASD in CLT (Charlotte)!

Amy HendricksUncategorized

FASD in NC is excited to announce that FASD in CLT (formerly the Mecklenburg County FASD Committee) has expanded their grant program to address prevention in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area. FASD in CLT receives grant funding from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board. This year they were awarded a 60% increase in funding. FASD in CLT is a committee managed through The … Read More

Foster Parents Retire After 43 Years, 109 Kids

Elizabeth MontgomeryUncategorized

Alma Sykes-Edwards a MI-Team Specialist with the Department of Human Services gives a gift to John and Judy Cragg at their retirement party in the offices of the Department of Human Services in Downtown Flint, Friday afternoon, June 30, 2017. The Craggs have fostered 109 medically at-risk area children and are retiring after 43 years. Shannon Millard | MLive.com