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Volume 5, Issue 28

NOFAS Video
Sara Messelt Talks About MOFAS
Sara Messelt, Executive Director of MOFAS, talks about the organization’s programs, including a Virtual Family Center, statewide Family Resource Coordinators, and their “Love, Hope, Joy” public awareness campaign.
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NOFAS Free Webinar
Teaching Math Skills to Children with FASD July 16, 2014. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST.
This webinar is presented by Dr. Claire Coles and will discuss the factors that prevent children with FASD from achieving in Math and describe how the Math Interactive Learning Experience (MILE) leads to significant improvements in behavior and academic functioning.  MILE consists of individualized math tutoring with a focus on habilitation of underlying cognitive functions, such as working memory, visual-spatial skills, and graphomotor function.
 
Research News
Study on Genetic Predispositions in FASD
From Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: “Studies of FASD animal models are beginning to implicate a number of susceptibility genes that are involved in various pathways. Here we review the current literature that focuses on the genetic predispositions in FASD.”
 
SAMHSA Newsletter: "Saving Babies from Exposure to Alcohol"
This post discusses SAMHSA’s FASD efforts, including a new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series on FASD, the FASD Center for Excellence, and work to address FASD in adolescence and adulthood.
 
Community News
FASD Awareness Day Promotional Packet
This packet of materials can help you plan your FASD Awareness Day activities. The materials in this packet (sample news release, proclamation, and social media messages) have been designed to be customizable for different target audiences, and can be printed, delivered electronically, or added to websites for distribution.
 
Video on Doctors Discussing Alcohol with Pregnant Women
Video from the Australian Department of Health. The purpose of the video is to represent best practice examples of health professionals discussing pregnancy and alcohol with women.
 
Policy News
Australian Magistrate Wants Offenders with FASD Spared Prison
“Young offenders whose mothers drank alcohol while they were in the womb would escape jail under a plan by a Perth magistrate to classify FASD as a disability.  Children’s Court magistrate Catherine Crawford argues in a submission to a federal parliamentary inquiry that “explicit” consideration needs to be given for FASD to be a “mitigating factor” in sentencing.” – Perth Now News
 
Alcohol Pregnancy Warnings Missed in Australia
“Less than 5 per cent of Australian women can recall pregnancy health warnings on alcohol, a review has found.  An evaluation of voluntary warning labels was carried out for Federal and State ministers in charge of food regulation who last month agreed to continue with industry health messages for at least another two years rather than impose mandatory labeling.” – The West Australian
 
Survey
National FASD Communities Participant and/or Caregiver Survey
“FASD Communities is interested in providing housing and job opportunities for adults with FASD, who typically "fall through the cracks", unable to access appropriate supports. The organization hopes to develop multiple properties with job/business opportunities over the next decade.   This is a two part needs assessment survey.”
 
Webinars
Teaching Math Skills to Children with FASD July 16, 2014. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST.
This webinar is presented by Dr. Claire Coles and will discuss the factors that prevent children with FASD from achieving in Math and describe how the Math Interactive Learning Experience (MILE) leads to significant improvements in behavior and academic functioning.  MILE consists of individualized math tutoring with a focus on habilitation of underlying cognitive functions, such as working memory, visual-spatial skills, and graphomotor function.
 
FASDs: Myths, Media, and Medical Home July 16, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes).
Webinar though CDC/NCBDDD cooperative agreement with The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  “The myths, media and the medical home session will highlight common media misconceptions about alcohol use during pregnancy, provide a clinical overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and most importantly discuss the role of medical home providers in identifying and managing children with FASDs.”
 
Modifying FASD Prevention Strategies for Individuals with an FASD July 17, 2014. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST. “This Webinar will be led by Dan Dubovsky, M.S.W., LSW, FASD Specialist for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence, and will focus on effective modifications to treatment when providing services for individuals with an FASD.”
 
FASDs: Detection, Discovery, and Diagnosis July 28, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes).
Webinar though CDC/NCBDDD cooperative agreement with The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “The detection, discovery and diagnosis session will delineate the signs and symptoms that may indicate prenatal alcohol exposure and a possible condition along the continuum of FASDs. An algorithm for evaluation of FASDs will be introduced and discussed as a tool for diagnosis and referral in primary care. Information about various diagnostic tools will also be shared.”
 
FASD Definition, Prevalence, and a Practical Approach to Diagnosis July 31, 2014. 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the most common and preventable cause of developmental disability in the world. This presentation will cover background, defining terms and active studies regarding prevalence and clinical manifestations.”
 
FASDs: Roles, Referrals, and Reimbursement August 13, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes). Webinar though CDC/NCBDDD cooperative agreement with The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “The roles, referrals and reimbursement session will provide primary care clinicians with the tools they need to work with families and children who have or may have an FASDs. Dr Wargowski will identify the appropriate professionals needed to build an FASD team and discuss options for community based resources for referral and treatment. Billing, coding and reimbursement will also be discussed.”
 
FASD: Prevention & Intervention, Part I August 18, 2014. 12:30PM – 2:00 PM EST. Offered by The Frontier Regional FASD Training Center. Presenter: Susan Doctor, Ph.D. “This presentation will be the first one in a series… this workshop will take participants on a journey that enfolds the fields of prevention, intervention and ethics within the FASD domain. Initially each of the three areas will be addressed separately and then woven together to form the comprehensive pattern of optimal advocacy for those with an FASD.”
Part II on September 15, 2014.
 
FASDs: Communication, Care Plans, and Care Coordination August 27, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes). Webinar though CDC/NCBDDD cooperative agreement with The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “The communication, care coordination and co-management session will confirm the importance of a medical home and its role in working with patients and families. Drs Matthias and Chasnoff will review the development of comprehensive care plans and present several case studies to demonstrate different approaches to care coordination and co-management.”
 
Events
Frontier Regional FASD Training Center In-Person Trainings
In order to provide a comprehensive recipe of advocacy for those with an FASD, this workshop will take participants on a journey that enfolds the fields of prevention, intervention and ethics within the FASD domain. Billings, MT - July 16, 2014. Denver, CO - July 30, 2014. Boise, ID - August 13, 2014. Salt Lake City, UT - September 11, 2014.
 
FASD Training
MILE Instructor Training August 1 & 2, 2014. Atlanta, Georgia.
“The training consists of a 1½ day theoretical and hands on model, where participants practice the Math Interactive Learning techniques, developed for children with FASD.”
 
Call for Presenters
MOFAS is Seeking Applications for Presenters for the 2014 Annual FASD Matters Conference November 13 - 14, 2014. Minneapolis Marriott. “We are looking for presentations with a human rights focus that: provide new information, ideas and solutions for families, agencies, and systems to implement share innovative strategies, tools, and best practices increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of those living and/or working with someone with an FASD.”
 
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