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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:00-12:30pm PT / 12:00-1:30pm MT / 1:00-2:30pm CT / 2:00-3:30pm ET Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can be caused by exposure to alcohol in utero, including growth deficiencies, facial abnormalities, central nervous system impairment, behavioral disorders, and impaired intellectual functioning. Medical Assistants can play … Read More

Study from CIFASD Researchers Finds That There Are No Safe Limits of Drinking During Pregnancy at Molecular/Gene Level C

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals

CIFASD researchers recently published a paper in Nature Communications. “When fetuses are chronically exposed to harmful agents in utero, such as alcohol, ethanol or methyl mercury, the experience can negatively affect fetal brain development in unpredictable ways. Some fetal brains show little or no damage, while some fetal brains suffer severe damage. By looking back to the earliest moments of … Read More

Redifining Disabilities: Woman with FASD in Pop Band “The Sisters of Invention”

Amy HendricksNews & Events

27-year old Jackie Saunders lives with FASD and is part of a five-person girl band in Australia. “The Sisters all have some form of disability and write their own songs drawing from life experiences: rage, anxiety, grief, feeling different… Each member has first-hand experience with this frustration towards people who want to put them in corners because of their conditions.”- … Read More

Couple who Fostered and Adopted Children with FASD Sets Up Charity

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

Couple_who_fostered_and_adopted_children_set_up_charity_to_help_others/”>“A couple who have fostered and adopted children are setting up their own charity to help others. Jo and Alan Parsons have set up In Their Shoes, which aims to help children with mental health difficulties and families across Herefordshire by providing support and advice… Jo said: “We adopted our last two children which have both got mental health issues … Read More

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