FASD Conference in North Carolina, FASD: Moving from Awareness to Action

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

March 12th and 13th, 2020. Winston-Salem, North Carolina “FASD Moving from Awareness to Action”, will be the pre-conference focus at The Arc of North Carolinas’ Rooted in Advocacy Conference March 12th & 13th, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC. Attendees are welcome to attend just the pre-conference or both days, as there will be an FASD track during the main conference. Both … Read More

Webinar: Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

January 30, 2020. 12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern “This webinar will give a brief overview of FASD, identify some of the challenges of raising an individual with FASD over the lifespan and look at strategies that could be useful when living or working with them.” To register for this webinar, click here.

Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says

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

(CNN)The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that’s likely an undercount, the researchers said. The study was published Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Click here, to learn more!

Advocates Believe FASD Could Be a Silent Side Effect of Opioid Epidemic

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

“Foster mother Aubrey Page believes fetal alcohol syndrome has been a sleeping problem in the Cincinnati area for years… Advocates reason a region hit as hard by the opioid epidemic as Cincinnati likely saw a quieter accompanying rise in levels of alcohol abuse during the same time period. Pregnant women may have struggled with both.” – WCPO 9 News Cincinnati … Read More

FASD winter webinars for parents and professionals

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders would like to invite you to participate in one of our 5-week webinars, FASD and the Brain-Based Approach. 2 sessions: Monday evenings, Jan 13 – Feb 10 or Wednesday days, Jan 15-Feb 13 To register and to learn more, please visit FAFASD.ORG Topics covered: • Facts, figures and statistics • Diagnosis • Neurobehavioral … Read More

NOFAS Action Alert—Contact Your Senators in Support of S. 2879

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

This opportunity doesn’t happen every day and we need your support! Please contact your Senators today!! U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Amy Klobuchar have introduced S. 2879, the Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act. NOFAS asks FASD advocates and anyone willing to help prevent FASD and support individuals and families living with the impairments to contact the offices of … Read More

How to do holiday parties while pregnant

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us. We’re decorating, baking cookies, going to holiday parties, shopping in a frenzy for that perfect gift, gathering with family. Maybe squeezing in that “girls night out” where everyone has promised to not exchange gifts, but to just celebrate the season with friendship, great food and drinks. This can be the most wonderful … Read More