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
The blog, written by “Reverse Wine Snob“, was highlighted in this weeks NOFAS weekly round-up. The father shares insight as to what it is like to raise a child with a FASD and the complications that accompany it.
Anne Schuchat, MD, of the CDC, released a new editorial with recommendations on how to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The editorial was originally posted on the American Academy of Family Physicians’s site. “The CDC report aimed to provide accurate information to physicians and patients so they could take actions as appropriate. The goal was to prevent potential negative outcomes and … Read More
France Plans for Larger Pregnancy Health Warnings on Alcohol Containers “The French Government plans to double the size of a warning on bottle labels advising pregnant women to avoid alcohol. A quarter of French mothers-to-be continue to drink alcohol, according to the National Institute for Health and Medical Research, and the government says the warning needs to be larger to … Read More
A FASD Community is dedicated to helping individuals affected by FASD through camp experiences that develop healthy relationships, improve social communications, promote physical safety, provide respite opportunities for caregivers, and offer other educational and support opportunities for FASD families.”
The Center for Disease Control just released a new fact sheet on the work of CDC FASD Practice and Implementation Centers (PICs) and National Partners. This is a great summary on the value of partnerships with health care professionals and community partners in addressing FASDs including: Use of evidence-based practices, such as alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI), to … Read More