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FASD Hope Podcast: From Surviving to Thriving with FASD with Dr. Christie Petrenko

 In this paradigm shifting and resource filled episode, Natalie speaks with Dr. Petrenko about the following topics:
- Dr. Petrenko's professional background and the work she is doing with Mt. Hope Center / University of Rochester, 
- barriers in accessing care,
- factors that increase care for individuals with FASD,
- Dr. Petrenko's "Surviving to Thriving" model,
- Families Moving Forward Connect Intervention and Mobile app (for FASD families) and
- ways that families and communities can begin to shift the mindset of "Surviving to Thriving with FASD".




 To listen to this podcast, click HERE.




One in Four People who Binge Drink Report Other Substance Use

 A new CDC study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that binge drinking is strongly associated with use of other substances, as well as prescription drug misuse while drinking alcohol.

- American Journal of Preventive Medicine


 Click HERE, to read more!



Preventing Violence in American Cities with Safer Alcohol Sales

 “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales from off-premises alcohol outlets have risen dramatically across the country. The report analyzes the relationship between alcohol outlet density and violent crime and provides safer alcohol sales policy options to help cities reduce violent crime while improving the health and well-being of residents.”

Learn more, HERE!




NOFAS Launches Policy and Training Center for FASD Advocates

 The NOFAS Policy and Training Center is holding its first forum for advocates this

 Wednesday, January 27,  at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Anyone interested in increased federal attention and investment for FASD is invited to attend.

The hour-long, recurring monthly virtual meeting will brief advocates on the status of the federal response to FASD and congressional outreach and discuss the role of advocates in the aim to enact new FASD authorization and appropriations legislation.




To participate in the training, click HERE!




NOFAS Partners for National Birth Defects Prevention Month Twitter Chat (2)


 Please join NOFAS, March of Dimes, and CDC for the upcoming National Birth Defects Prevention Month Twitter Chat.

The chat will occur on Jan. 26, 2021 from 2-3pm ET

Please use the handle @MarchofDimes and the hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby.


#proofalliancenc  #preventFASD  #alcoholandpregnancy    #preventioninnc  #preventbirthdefects


Conversations About Alcohol Use Help Social Workers Assess, Reduce Clients’ Risky Drinking

 An op-ed on how alcohol screening and brief intervention can help address racial health disparities was published in Social Work Advocates, the National Association of Social Workers' member magazine, which has a national circulation of 85,160.




Click HERE, to read more!



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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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