Genetic Risks Play Part in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Elizabeth MontgomeryHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

Research shows that twin/sibling pairs who have prenatal alcohol exposure don’t necessarily experience the same neurological damage. “Risk of damage does not depend solely on the pregnant woman’s alcohol consumption; rather, fetal genetics plays a vital role, according to findings published today in the journal Advances in Pediatric Research.” – UW Medicine Newsroom For more information, click HERE.

A Multicountry Updated Assessment of the Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

The data on the economic burden of FASD are scarce, and the existing estimates likely underestimate the full economic impact of this disorder on the affected individuals, their caregivers, and society. However, the current research is sufficient to demonstrate that FASD is a serious public health problem associated with tremendous economic burden.” – Journal of Addiction Medicine For more information, … Read More

New Report: Public Health Reporting of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Offers Opportunities for Treatment and Prevention

Elizabeth MontgomeryHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

CDC reports that research on the outcomes of six states, that require health departments or hospitals to report all babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) for public health monitoring, enables states to estimate the number of babies born with NAS. – CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report For more in formation, click HERE.

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Join the nationwide effort to raise awareness of birth defects, their causes, and their impact! Not all birth defects can be prevented. But you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and by adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself and doing what’s … Read More

Woman with FASD Turns Script on Disability with Children’s Book

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies

Author Myra G. Love shares her perspective on fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) through her first children’s book. Love, who was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome, demonstrates how she has confronted the many obstacles throughout her life time through the character Davey Panda. Toledo Blade For more information, click HERE.

Register Today! FASD Conference in Charlotte, March 8th from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Advances in Diagnosis and Management Target Audience Pediatricians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, neonatal, psychiatric and pediatric nurses, pediatric therapists—OTs, STs, PTs, parents, foster care professionals, LCSWs, behavior therapists, psychologists, counselors and teachers. Description Fetal Alcohol spectrum disorders are costly, life-long disabilities. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are known as hidden disabilities because the vast majority of children and … Read More

Tennessee Sees Drop In Drug-Dependent Births After Helping Pregnant Women Detox

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

“This year may prove to be a turning point for Tennessee’s crisis of drug-dependent babies. Preliminary figures on the number of cases show they’re down roughly 10 percent — the first meaningful drop since the state started keeping track, partially as a result of a budding philosophical change in treatment.” – Nashville Public Radio   Listen HERE!

Boy with FASD Thrives with Service Dog

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

“When we got the FAS diagnosis, I started doing some research and one of the things that came up regularly was the service dog,” said Raylan’s mother Kimber Thompson.  That’s when Thompson reached out to her friend, the founder of Hope Lives Here… “She called us and asked if we would come meet a dog,” said Thompson. “And on a … Read More

Individuals with FASD and the Courts: What Social Workers Need to Know

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

A new article entitled, “Individuals with FASD and the Courts: What Social Workers Need to Know,” has been published in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW’s) Specialty Practice Sections, Social Work & the Courts, Section Connection newsletter.  Congratulations to authors David Deere, MSW, MTH, LCSW; William Edwards, JD; Dan Dubovsky, MSW; and Leigh Tenkku … Read More