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
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
NOFAS inducts Stephen Greenspan into the Tom and Linda Daschle FASD Hall of Fame for his groundbreaking work in support of people living with FASDs. Click HERE for more information
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
Join NOFAS on Thunderclap as we recognize Sept. 9th as FASD Awareness Day, as well as September as National FASD Awareness Month. Sign up and link your social media account to post this message on September 9th: “Today is FASD Awareness Day! No alcohol is safe during pregnancy. #FASDMonth”
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
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
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
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!
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