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Getting a Diagnosis for Prenatal Alcohol or Drug Exposure

 This podcast from Creating a Family, a member of the FASD United Affiliate Network from North Carolina, features “Dr. Yasmin Senturias, a developmental-behavioral pediatric specialist with 28 years of experience in developmental pediatrics and prenatal substance exposure. She worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics on developing their FASD Toolkit.”

Listen to podcast, HERE!







Don't Miss This: Free Webinar June 20! New(er) Emerging Substances of Concern



 Join the free webinar on June 20 hosted by MotherToBaby in conjunction with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine featuring one of CDC’s MAT-LINK project directors, Dr. Marcela Smid, from University of Utah.  The presentation's intended audience is healthcare professionals.


Register HERE!






Alcohol Use Disorder Among Reproductive-age Women—And Barriers to Treatment

  “Anna Shchetinina, a PhD candidate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health wanted to understand current trends in drinking among reproductive-age women in the U.S., with a particular interest in parenting and pregnant women. She also wanted to understand the unmet need for alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment, and what barriers to treatment exist.”

Read On!








AWHONN 2024 Annual National Convention

 The AWHONN Annual Convention helps to advance the nursing profession by providing nurses with critical information and support to help deliver the highest quality care for women and newborns.  The 2024 AWHONN Convention is currently taking place June 7-11 in Phoenix. Dr. Yasmin Senturias with Atrium Health if the Carolinas will be presenting as well as FASD United’s Jennifer Wisdahl is presenting as we proudly collaborate with and support the CDC’s National Partner Network. 

 Learn more, HERE!






Registration for Run FASD is Now Open!

 Run FASD is a virtual 5k event that can happen at your own pace, wherever you are. From September 6th - 16th, 2024, we want you to Run FASD to bring awareness to FASD and Give FASD a Seat at the Table.
Want to host a local race?  Please reach out to Emma Baldwin, Development Associate, for any questions or to get your event listed on our event website. 








Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Its Impact on Reward Processing and Substance Use in Adulthood


This study concludes that, “even moderate exposure to alcohol prenatally has long-lasting effects on brain function during reward processing and risk of cannabis use in young adulthood.”
- Translational Psychiatry


Learn More, HERE!








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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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