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NOFAS Weekly Roundup
- “Opioids and Pregnancy: What are the Risks?”
- “Indy Special Olympian Qualifies for Boston Marathon”
- “For Babies with Opioid Withdrawl, A Mom-Centered Approach”
- “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Small Victims in a Big Opioid Crisis”
- “Advice to Parents Thinking about Adopting a Child with FASD”
- “The Ultimate Reward: Baby Cuddlers Provide Comfort to Drug Addicted Babies”
- “Therapy Helps a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder”
National Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women & Girls
October 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC
The Women, Drinking, and Pregnancy Workgroup of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) is hosting a conference as a follow-up to the 2008 National Conference on Preventing Substance-exposed Pregnancies.
September 2017 is FASD Awareness Month
NNOFAS and other organizations are now planning activities for September 2017. We hope you will join NOFAS, the 33 member organizations of the NOFAS Affiliate Network, federal agencies, and countless others this September to prevent FASD.
Learn More About: Fetal Alcohol Syndrom
NOFAS Twitter Chat September 13th
NOFAS is hosting a Twitter chat for FASD Awareness Month on Tuesday, September 13th at 1:00pm Eastern. Partnering on the chat will be the CDC and ACOG, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Use the hashtag #FASDchat to participate in the chat by asking questions, retweeting, and adding your messages on FASD prevention and treatment.
Follow NOFAS on Twitter: twitter.com/NOFAS_USA
Join NOFAS on Thunderclap to Raise Awareness of FASD!
Sign up through your Twitter or Facebook account to have this message posted on September 9th: "Today is FASD Awareness Day! No alcohol is safe during pregnancy."
Sign up here: http://thndr.me/THx9QB
The Relationship Between FASD and ADHD
The NOFAS Webinar Series features current FASD research, intervention and treatment strategies, and other topics, presented by leading authorities from the FASD field.
To view additional webinars please visit: www.nofas.org
FASD Course Available from The Arc
The course, Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, reviews outcomes associated with prenatal alcohol exposure and discusses how healthcare providers can help detect and address risky drinking in patients that are pregnant or of reproductive age.
Date: October 31, 2016
Presenter: Susan J. Astley, PhD (BIO)
Free Expert Counseling about Medication Use During Pregnancy from MotherToBaby
“MotherToBaby, a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), launches new digital ways for expectant moms and health care providers to get free expert information through live chat on www.MotherToBaby.org.”
Online Tutorials for Child Welfare Professionals and Legal Professionals
The free tutorials from The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) focus on the subjects of substance abuse and child welfare. Continuing Education Units are available.