Mocktail Video Campaign for FASD Awareness Month

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

You’re invited! Calling all members of the FASD community! Submit your own short video of yourself with your favorite mocktail! NOFAS will feature your video in September for FASD Awareness Month! Three people will be awarded prizes for the best videos. Your video can be as simple as recording yourself speaking to the camera about your favorite mocktail. You could … Read More

Using Cannabis During Pregnancy Linked to FASD-Like Symptoms in Animal Study

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

“Women shouldn’t use cannabis and/or alcohol during pregnancy, warn scientists who examined the potential harm in animals… Professor Jennifer D. Thomas says, “Although it has been known that prenatal alcohol exposure can adversely affect later behavioral development, this study suggests that prenatal cannabis exposure can also influence behavioral development, and that effects may be more severe when combined with alcohol. … Read More

“Dear Men: You Need To Give Up Drinking While Your Partner Is Pregnant”

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

This personal editorial states, “When I fell pregnant with my first son, giving up alcohol felt embarrassingly hard. What was even harder was my husband still enjoying social drinks and essentially carrying on ‘as normal’… I think it is time that pregnant women got together and demanded more of their partners. Giving up alcohol for at least some of the … Read More

North Carolina Support Groups

Amy HendricksUncategorized

NCFASD Informed, Inc is facilitating the initiation of support groups throughout North Carolina. Groups now forming in Boone, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greenville, Raleigh. To learn more, contact kathy.hotelling@ncfasdinformed.org

Mocktail Video Campaign for FASD Awareness Month

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

You’re invited! Calling all members of the FASD community! Submit your own short video of yourself with your favorite mocktail! NOFAS will feature your video in September for FASD Awareness Month! Three people will be awarded prizes for the best videos. Your video can be as simple as recording yourself speaking to the camera about your favorite mocktail. You could … Read More

Giving Up Alcohol Boosts Mental Health in Women

Amy HendricksUncategorized

July 9, 2019 — For women, quitting drinking may be linked to a significant improvement in mental health, according to a study published online this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. To read the full article, click HERE!

NOFAS Needs Your Voice to Advance FASD Legislation and Policy

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

NOFAS is seeking advocates to help increase awareness and investment for FASD. A new bill is expected to be introduced this summer in the United States Congress to reauthorize the federal response to FASD. The legislation would direct research, prevention, and support activities at agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon its introduction, the bill will … Read More