New AAFP Webpage to Address Alcohol Misuse

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

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has created a new webpage on alcohol misuse. It includes a new alcohol intervention manual called “Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual: An Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program”, developed in collaboration with the Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine’s FASD Practice and Implementation Center funded through CDC. Find web … Read More

Report Reveals Range of Problems in Children with FASD at School

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

A study out of the University of Sydney reveals that teachers and parents are reporting behavioral and academic challenges of school children with FASDs. These students are: “12 times more likely to talk about killing themselves, 21 times more likely to have academic failure, 10 times more likely to have attention problems.” – The University of Sydney

CDC Releases State-level Estimates Alcohol Use Among Women

Amy HendricksNews & Events, Women's Health

CDC’s FAS Prevention Team has released four new maps showing state-level estimates of alcohol use among women. These include: 1) Weighted prevalence estimates of alcohol use (percentage of any use/binge drinking) among women aged 18-44 years. 2) Weighted prevalence estimates of any alcohol use among women aged 18-44 years. 3) Weighted prevalence estimates of binge drinking among women aged 18-44 … Read More


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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:00-12:30pm PT / 12:00-1:30pm MT / 1:00-2:30pm CT / 2:00-3:30pm ET Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can be caused by exposure to alcohol in utero, including growth deficiencies, facial abnormalities, central nervous system impairment, behavioral disorders, and impaired intellectual functioning. Medical Assistants can play … Read More

Read the Full Article: “The Public Stigma of Birth Mothers of Children with FASD” Co-authored by NOFAS VP Kathy Mitchell

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

NOFAS VP and Spokesperson Kathy Mitchell is a co-author on this article published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. “This study examined whether there are stigmatizing attitudes about biological mothers of children with FASD in a crowdsourced sample… Results supported the notion that mothers of children with FASD are highly stigmatized for their past behavior. The data also … Read More

Free NOFAS Webinar: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Diagnosing and Preventing FASD

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

This webinar is presented by Lynn L. Cole, M.S. at the University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry. “Ms. Cole specializes in the care of children with complex developmental and behavioral challenges. She has particular expertise in autism, intellectual disability, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and the health and behavioral challenges these children experience. She provides … Read More

Collaborative Initiative on FASD Invites YOU to Participate in Research Studies

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

CIFASD invites people of all ages, with or without a diagnosis, to take part in new and ongoing FASD studies. If you or your child has been diagnosed with an FASD, or you suspect that you or your child my have an FASD, CIFASD invites you to apply. Volunteers may be of any age, however the person completing the registration must be 18 years of age or older.

Help CIFASD discover more about how to prevent, identify and treat FASD!

You can make a difference – We need you!