Read the Full Article: “The Public Stigma of Birth Mothers of Children with FASD” Co-authored by NOFAS VP Kathy Mitchell

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

NOFAS VP and Spokesperson Kathy Mitchell is a co-author on this article published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. “This study examined whether there are stigmatizing attitudes about biological mothers of children with FASD in a crowdsourced sample… Results supported the notion that mothers of children with FASD are highly stigmatized for their past behavior. The data also … Read More

Free NOFAS Webinar: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Diagnosing and Preventing FASD

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

This webinar is presented by Lynn L. Cole, M.S. at the University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry. “Ms. Cole specializes in the care of children with complex developmental and behavioral challenges. She has particular expertise in autism, intellectual disability, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and the health and behavioral challenges these children experience. She provides … Read More

Upcoming FASDs Training! Finding the Right Approach: Diagnosis and Interventions – June 14, 2017

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

Finding the Right Approach: Diagnosis and Interventions June 14, 2017 from 6 PM – 8 PM Children’s Developmental Services Agency located at 87 Bonnie Lane Sylva. The goal of this free workshop is to educate participants about the impact of alcohol exposure on the brain during fetal development. This will be done by clearly defining FASDs, understanding the diagnostic process, and identifying how … Read More

Collaborative Initiative on FASD Invites YOU to Participate in Research Studies

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

CIFASD invites people of all ages, with or without a diagnosis, to take part in new and ongoing FASD studies. If you or your child has been diagnosed with an FASD, or you suspect that you or your child my have an FASD, CIFASD invites you to apply. Volunteers may be of any age, however the person completing the registration must be 18 years of age or older.

Help CIFASD discover more about how to prevent, identify and treat FASD!

You can make a difference – We need you!

NIH: Study Finds Tens of Millions of Americans Drink Alcohol at Dangerously High Levels

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

“Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion… A report of the findings is online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (link is external). The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.”

Inspirational Viral Video: Dad Adopts Four Kids (Including with FASD), Gives Them Childhood Ne Never Had

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Inspirational Viral Video:
Dad Adopts Four Kids (Including with FASD), Gives Them Childhood Ne Never Had

“Having grown up in the foster care system with his belongings kept in a garbage bag, Rob Scheer struggled to find a place where he felt wanted and loved as a child. Now, he wants to ensure that no kid has to endure the same pain and indignities that he did. So, when he and his husband were ready to start a family of their own, they decided to foster — and later adopt — four children [including a child with FASD].”