NOFAS, The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, “has extended its mission and priorities to include the dissemination of information about the prenatal risks of tobacco, heroin and other opioids, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. The new language underlines the NOFAS commitment to individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and the organization’s attention to alcohol and pregnancy … Read More
As seen on this weeks NOFAS Weekly Round-Up! “American scientists have said binge drinking before conception could make children more likely to have high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function. While the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy on babies are well known, including possible birth defects and learning difficulties, far less is understood about the effects of … Read More
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
Preventing Stigma, Stereotyping & Bias Related to Alcohol Use and Women Optimizing Preconception Health: Preventing unintended teratogen exposure in reproductive-aged women: A series of 20 minute webinars designed for busy nurses. Nurses receive CEU credit for each webinar they attend. Registration Link: my.ireta.org/registerwebex?webinar=921148648
Presented by Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. People with FASD are at increased risk for developing secondary conditions, such as mental health problems, school disruption, trouble with the law, and substance use. This webinar will integrate what we have learned from research and the clinical wisdom of providers and families on the prevention of secondary conditions. Risk and protective factors will be … Read More
FASD Communities wants to share your success stories, big or small. You can appear in a video once you have filled out and submitted your questionnaire. FASD Communities will share your story as part of a daily campaign to share solutions and bring awareness to the needs and struggles of our loved ones.
As mentioned in this week’s NOFAS weekly round-up…. “A NATIONAL survey of paediatric doctors reveals a worrying percentage of them are unaware of one of the major causes of preventable developmental delay in children.” –Irish Examiner To read the full article, Click Here.
Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FAFASD), is an organization whose mission is “to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through education, support and research-based training to family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD.” Check out their site for a great WEBINAR opportunity!
A wonderful story was shared in this week’s NOFAS weekly round-up! 15 year old Morgan Treat of Woodinville, just recently completed a 3 day annual competition at Wenatchee’s Mission Ridge. “Morgan brought home two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal to add to her collection that, thus far in her amateur sports career, consists of 24 Golds, 5 Silvers and … Read More
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