FREE WEBINAR – Intro. to FASD

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!

NIH: Study Finds Tens of Millions of Americans Drink Alcohol at Dangerously High Levels

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

“Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion… A report of the findings is online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (link is external). The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.”

Motherhood Requires Sacrifice for Benefit of the Child; Avoid Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs During Pregnancy

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

Motherhood Requires Sacrifice for Benefit of the Child; Avoid Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs During Pregnancy This editorial by Emily Siemens states, “Being a mother is a very important responsibility and it requires sacrifice for the benefit of the child. Yet, in the United States, 20 percent of pregnant women (about 1 million) smoke cigarettes and another 18 percent (about 750,000) … Read More

Results are in from Study that Put Pregnancy Tests in Bars

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

“A two year experiment that brought FASD education and pregnancy tests to bar bathrooms in Alaska stopped some women from drinking. That conclusion comes from researchers with the University of Alaska… The study found that 42 women learned they were pregnant and committed to stop drinking. “Those 42 women, that’s a significant public health win that this study was able … Read More

NOFAS Recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month with the Latest Edition of the Circle of Hope Newsletter

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

This issue of the NOFAS Circle of Hope newsletter features the story of birth mother Julie Folland and her 17-year old daughter Lindsay.  Julie was her biggest champion, and became obsessed with learning about the condition and getting her daughter all the help she needed.  If you work with women that may have an alcohol use disorder (AUD)http://www.nofas.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/COH-April-2017-newsletter.pdf please help … Read More