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

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?

Amy HendricksUncategorized

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

Amy HendricksUncategorized

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

Amy HendricksUncategorized

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