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Bioethics Project Chronicles Pregnancy, Substance Use Disorder and the Law


 “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is embarking on a massive research project to shed light on early child development, including the health and developmental implications of opioid use during pregnancy.  The study is the HEALthy Brain and Child Development study (HBCD).”


To learn more, click HERE!


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Podcast Features FASD Non-profit "Oshay's FASD"


 This episode of FASD Hope features Scotland-based Oshay's FASD, run by Maryelen and Paula McPhail.  Maryelen is the mom of children with FASD and Paula is a young adult living with an FASD. Oshay's FASD has a mission of supporting families and children living with FASD.


To hear the podcast, click HERE!






Check out the FASD Training Website from CDC

 This online trainings course is from the CDC's Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy.  

Click HERE, to access training website.



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North Carolina FASD Informed Adult FASD Virtual Support Group


North Carolina FASD Informed (NCFASD) Adult FASD support group
4th Monday of the month from 7 PM to 8 pm via Zoom meeting.   
Please contact delaney [DOT] kay [AT] ncfasdinformed [DOT] org to join


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Happy? Sad? Stressed? How Drinking Became the Answer to Everything


This New York Times articles states, “Alcohol has become so normalized there’s hardly a situation when a drink doesn’t feel appropriate, experts say.

Emily Lynn Paulson founded Sober Mom Squad, an online support network for mothers who have stopped or want to curb their drinking.”


Read article, HERE!




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Podcast on FASD Legislation Update

This episode of FASD Hope features “Susan Shepard Carlson, Former First Lady of Minnesota and Chair of the NOFAS Legislative and Policy Committee and Jenn Wisdahl, an FASD Parent Advocate and NOFAS Policy and Training Center Coordinator.

Together, Susan and Jenn provide an update on the National FASD Legislation, "The FASD Respect Act", H.R. 4151 and S.2238.”

To listen podcast, click HERE.


The following is for Information Purposes ONLY.

NOFAS commends the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approval of S.1927, Child Abuse and Treatment (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bill strengthens federal programs and activities that support child and family well-being and includes provisions to care for infants affected by substance use disorder, and new requirements to aid infants with disabilities.

Find out more at www.nofaspolicycenter.org 



Contact Jenn Wisdahl, NOFAS Policy Coordinator at wisdahl [AT] nofas [DOT] org






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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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