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
So glad to see this coverage in North Carolina! WSOCTV’s Kristen Leigh takes a closer look at FASDs in our state. Experts say 50 percent of women of childbearing age say they drink, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 50 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. That means many women, even if only for the … Read More
According to the journal Pediatrics, “Children’s exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities.” – CNN For more information, click HERE.
“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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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