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AWHONN Part of National Partnership on Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Use and FASD

 “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities has awarded cooperative agreements to address FASD.  The University of Alaska Anchorage is partnering with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).”

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"Every Moment Matters": An Evidence-based FASD Prevention Campaign for Australia

 “The messages about alcohol use in pregnancy and FASD include:  Every moment matters when it comes to alcohol – whether you are planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant or breastfeeding."


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Free Webinar - December 7th: Introduction to FASD

This webinar will help attendees identify red flags and signs that may indicate a child has brain-based difficulties as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure.  The presentation will also help shift one’s perspective, viewing social/emotional problems, difficult behaviors, and learning challenges of these individuals as a symptom of brain dysfunction and not willful defiance and opposition.

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Profiles of Language and Communication Abilities in Adolescents with FASD

 “Results of this study provide important information regarding the overall profile of basic language abilities and higher-level communication skills of adolescents with FASD. Ultimately, improving communication skills of youth with FASD may translate to better overall functioning.”
- Cambridge University Press

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Alcohol-Related Deaths Surged Among Middle-Aged American Women During Pandemic, Study Finds

“Alcohol-related deaths, particularly those of middle-aged women, surged during the pandemic, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control on Friday.  The death rate has been steadily increasing for years, but between 2019 and 2020, the CDC found it spiked by 26%."

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Podcast on Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz: FASD, Facts, Fiction, and Stigma


This episode of FASD Family Life features “Miranda Bezell and Rebecca Tillou to talk about their response to the way FASD has been mischaracterized and further stigmatized in the wake of the sentencing hearing for Parkland School Shooter, Nikolas Cruz.

Miranda and Rebecca will debunk myths about FASD and speak about the negative impact of the systemic and societal stigma that shrouds FASD.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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