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Proof Alliance Press Release on FASD in the News

“Proof Alliance condemns gun violence and recognizes the overwhelming grief of the families and community impacted by the senseless act of gun violence… Throughout the trial, the defense has offered as a mitigating factor that the then 19-year-old perpetrator had a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.”

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Free Virtual Conference!! 2022 National Conference on Alcohol & Other Substance Use in Women & Girls


Don't miss this conference on October 20-21, 2022!

This scientific conference will review key findings from current research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of harmful alcohol, opioid, and other substance use among women and girls, and best approaches to sustaining recovery. The overarching goal of the conference is to identify important directions for future research on harmful alcohol and opioid use among women and girls, and to highlight strategies that are already working to address these problems, with the goal of replicating and bringing effective interventions to population scale."

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Justice System"


 “The link between Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and criminal behavior is rarely acknowledged as a mitigating factor in U.S. jurisprudence, says a New York Law School Legal Studies Research Paper.”

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FASD United: "Thousands of Children and Families Will Get Much Needed Support from California Law Naming FASD as a Condition Qualifying for Special Education"

Way to go California!

FASD United is thrilled by the passage of a landmark law in California, SB 1016, that for the first time specifies FASD as a named condition that qualifies a person to receive special education services under the category “Other Health Impairment.”

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CDC Launches "Drink Less, Be Your Best" Campaign

“The Drink Less, Be Your Best campaign is a new digital mass communications campaign that encourages US adults who drink excessively to drink less to improve their quality of life, relationships, and health… As part of this campaign development, CDC launched a new tool for adults to anonymously check their drinking.”

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Pregnant people who use substances need support. Peer recovery doulas can help

“Michelle Kavouras and Carly Ann Braun are certified doula peer recovery specialists, non-medical professionals who assist pregnant and postpartum people with substance use disorders. They assist in prenatal care and birth, and help people access recovery resources like treatment and naloxone.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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