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Sign Up to Advocate for FASD and Attend the NOFAS Monthly Virtual Forum

The February NOFAS Monthly Forum is Wednesday, February, 24, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. The forum features a Capitol Hill update, the status of Senate and House FASD bills and appropriations requests, and a review of the legislative strategy including talking points and tips for advocates. Complete the NOFAS Advocacy Coalition sign Up Form to receive all meeting notices and keep updated on FASD policy activities and progress. 

To sign up, click HERE!







FASD Podcast: The Papillion Center: A Conversation with Chris Troutt

This episode of FASD Hope features Chris Troutt, CEO and Co-Founder of The Papillion Center. “Chris co-founded The Papillion Center in 2010… Her work with FASD is especially meaningful to her as a parent of a child with an FASD.”




Click HERE, to hear the conversation!



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!