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NEW AT NOFAS September 5, 2017  
     
September is FASD Awareness Month!

This month marks the annual observance of FASD Awareness Month, and NOFAS has a full slate of activities planned throughout September to draw attention to the disabilities associated with prenatal exposure to alcohol, drugs, and other substances known to harm human development before birth.

Stay tuned for all of the activities this month!

For more information, go to www.nofas.org/fasdmonth


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Twitter Chat for FASD Awareness Month Sept. 6th

Join us TOMORROW for an FASD Awareness Month Twitter Chat!

September 6, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern.

Join in using #FASDchat 

NOFAS is partnering with CDC, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Follow NOFAS on Twitter: twitter.com/NOFAS_USA


 
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NOFAS Free Webinar: Neuroscience of Addiction

September 21, 2017 2:00pm ET

This webinar is presented by Dr. George F. Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  The webinar will focus on the neuroscience of addiction and on elucidating a medical rationale for prevention and empathetic treatment of alcohol use disorder.  The chronic disease model of addiction has relevance for women who struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD) during pregnancy.
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Annual NOFAS Gala Celebrates Moms and
Healthy Pregnancies


Join NOFAS this fall to salute mothers and their healthy pregnancies and FASD champions at the 2017 NOFAS “Moms Prom” Gala on November 8 in Washington, D.C.

NOFAS is thrilled that longtime friend and champion, Senator Lisa Murkowski will attend as Honorary Chair of the Moms Prom, and that Senator Tim Kaine will attend to receive the NOFAS Leadership Award.

 
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FASD NEWS
    
 
   
Research Underway in Canada to Develop Quick FASD Screening

“A research project underway in Yukon, Canada could lead to much earlier detection of FASD in people at risk of getting in trouble with the law.  Kaitlyn McLachlan, the project's lead researcher, said earlier detection could help direct resources to people with FASD much sooner.”
- CBC News
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FASD is a Real Crisis In South Africa, Deserving of Urgent Attention

“The latest global statistics on FASD prevalence in South Africa should be a warning call to local authorities to urgently act, caution researchers. Out of 187 countries, a study found that South Africa has the highest prevalence rate of FASD… About six million people in the country are affected by FASD."
- Huffington Post
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Motorcyclists "Dogs on Bikes" Raise Awareness of FASD

“When the organizers of a special International FASD Awareness Day called a group of motorcyclists for support, there was never any hesitation.  "None at all," Dogs on Bikes NZ spokesman Jason Wawatai said."
- New Zealand Herald
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Art Gives A Voice To FASD And Brain Injury
In Alaska


“Families affected by FASDs are coming together to raise awareness of FASDs in Alaska with a mask making event at the Anchorage Public Library…“This activity will serve as a way for individuals to express themselves and what it is like to live with FASD.”
- Radio Kenai
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Kentucky Program Helps Pregnant Women Recover from Addiction

“For much of her life, April Osborne has struggled with addiction… Now, in 2017, Osborne sits inside the University of Kentucky Polk Dalton Clinic, cuddling with her cherubic 15-month-old boy… “They saved my life,” she said. “If it wasn’t for this program, my babies wouldn’t be with their momma.”
- Lexington Herald Leader
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Applications Now Being Accepted for Project SPEAK (Screening for Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol in Kids)

“Applications are now being accepted for the quality improvement project SPEAK, a new effort to increase screening for prenatal alcohol exposure in the pediatric clinical setting."
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Supportive House for Young Adults Living with FASD Open for Business

“Aloha Community Platteville, the first supportive-living facility specifically developed for young adults with an FASD is open and accepting applications for residents.”
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Research
 

FASD: What Pediatric Providers Need to Know
“Pediatric providers need to be able to identify patients with FASD because early recognition and intervention is known to improve life outcomes for affected individuals. The purposes of this continuing education activity are to report what is known about the prevalence of FASDs."
- Journal of Pediatric Health Care
 
Challenges of Diagnosing FASD in Foster and Adopted Children
“FASD might be 10–15 times more prevalent among foster/adopted children compared to the general population; however, many of these children remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed… This study’s findings indicate that adopted/foster children are more likely to have unknown PAE and not receive a FASD diagnosis."
- Alcohol
 
   

STUDIES AND SURVEYS
 

Registry Connects Researchers to Families and Individuals Living with FASD

FASD Communities Participant and/or Caregiver Survey
 
   

RESOURCES
 
   
AAP: FASD PediaLink Course

ACOG: Resources for How to Discuss FASD Risks with Pregnant Patients
 
   

Replay   
 
Watch NOFAS Recorded Webinar:
FASD Awareness Month - Media Outreach
and Spokesperson Training


In this webinar, The NOFAS communications team presents an overview of the NOFAS traditional media outreach and social media plans for FASD Awareness Month.  The webinar also presents tips for advocates interested in serving as FASD spokespersons.
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Webinars

 
NOFAS Free Webinar: Neuroscience of Addiction

September 21, 2017 2:00pm ET

This webinar is presented by Dr. George F. Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  The webinar will focus on the neuroscience of addiction and on elucidating a medical rationale for prevention and empathetic treatment of alcohol use disorder.  The chronic disease model of addiction has relevance for women who struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD) during pregnancy
REGISTER NOW!


NOFAS Recorded Webinar: 
FASD Awareness Month - Media Outreach 
and Spokesperson Training
 

NOFAS Recorded Webinar: FASD Intervention and Treatment




Please send webinars for possible inclusion to kachor@nofas.org

 

FASD Events


Call for Abstracts: Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD
“Submission Deadline: September 12, 2017. 
 
FASD Annual Forum
September 15, 2017. Columbus, Ohio.
“Keynote: Kathleen Mitchell, Vice President of NOFAS.


Save the Date: 2nd Annual Community Festival and Awareness Walk
September 23, 2017. San Diego, California

Finding Health: A Conference on the Intersection of Disability and Medical Cannabis
September 24-25, 2017.
Lone Tree, Colorado

 
FASD Training: "Invisible But Not Unseen"
October 5, 2017. Lubbock, Texas

Wisconsin 2017 Fall FASD Forum
October 13, 2017. Madison, Wisconsin
Keynote presentation by NOFAS Board Member Doug Waite, MD on FASD diagnosis.


Alberta, Canada 2017 National FASD Conference
October 24-27, 2017.
Calgary, Canada


National Conference on Substance Use Among Women & Girls
October 26-27, 2017
The registration webpage is here.


6th Annual FASD Matters Conference - Registration is Now Open
November 8 – 10, 2017.  Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

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