NOFAS Joins Group of Eighty-eight Organizations Calling on Congress to Address Americans’ Mental Health and Substance Misuse Treatment Needs as Part of COVID-19 Response

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

“A cross-sector group of 88 organizations from the mental health and substance misuse, public health and patient-advocacy sectors are jointly calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to address the immediate and long term mental health and substance misuse treatment needs of all Americans as part of their COVID-19 response. Such consideration is especially important as the anxiety and social … Read More

NC FASDInformed Shares Resources for the New “Normal”

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

The Coronavirus has spawned a flurry of cancellations of so many activities in which our loved ones participate. Thus, they lose the lack of structure which is so comforting. Without routine, those affected by FASD may feel unsettled and have feelings of sadness, frustration, impatience, fear of the future, and trauma related feelings may raise their head. In times of … Read More

Pregnant and Alcohol-Free During COVID-19

Amy HendricksUncategorized

Let’s face it:  challenges related to COVID-19 can be stressful.  The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has changed all our lives so dramatically that fear and anxiety may be starting to show itself.   In these unsettling times, it’s only natural to turn to things that make us feel better in order to cope with the chaos that is surrounding us.  People react … Read More

Key Messages for Pregnant Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

We understand that the current state of the world is very confusing and stressful. COVID-19 is a new virus and we are still trying to determine how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread. If you are pregnant, we also understand that might cause increased anxiety about all of the unknowns. Please … Read More

As Demand Explodes, Canada’s New FASD Court Expands to Meet Need

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

“Manitoba, Canada’s court designed to help offenders with FASD is tripling the number of hearings for adults to deal with skyrocketing demand for the unique hearings they began offering less than a year ago. “The demand is very, very high,” said Judge Mary Kate Harvie.” – CBC News RELATED STORY: Adults Can’t Get Diagnosed With FASD in Manitoba, Which Keeps … Read More