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On February 16th @ 11am -12:30 pm It Takes a Village: Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities in the Black Community


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a virtual roundtable featuring panelists with lived experience, community leaders, and non-traditional practitioners to highlight Black History Month.

 This virtual event will highlight the often untapped cultural resources and innovative programs that celebrate Black culture and history, and promote recovery and resiliency in the community.








New Book: My FASD Feelings: A Guide to Children's Experience with FASDs

This childrens book by Jennifer Robinson and Laura Bedard tells the story of Henry. 

“Henry shares his perspective growing up with FASD. Henry helps caregivers begin the conversation about FASD with their young child.

This book includes a discussion guide for parents and caregivers.”


Click HERE to order!







In honor of Black History Month, We're sharing the Black Birthing Bill of Rights


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While FASD is an issue across the nation, its impact is often more devastating in communities of Black, Indigenous and people of color, given historical trauma, systemic racism and the results of unaddressed health issues.

In honor of Black History Month, we're sharing the Black Birthing Bill of Rights created by The National Association to Advance Black Birth-NAABB because we want each Black birthing person to know their rights and feel confident exercising them.







Video: Short Takes With NIAAA: What Are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

This new short video from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism features Dr. Deidra Roach, MD.  The video highlights some key facts about FASD and notes that people with FASD may have difficulty in developing social skills, learning, and memory.

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MotherToBaby Podcast Series for Birth Defects Awareness Month

“MotherToBaby released a series of Birth Defects Awareness Month-themed podcast episodes. NCBDDD experts discussed "Birth Defects Awareness Across the Lifespan." Other episodes included preconception health and the importance of pregnancy research.”  

Check out the podcast, HERE!







Parent raises awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

“Kathy Hotelling created NC FASD Informed, a nonprofit to guide family members who are navigating the diagnosis with their child after having trouble finding resources herself… Hotelling hopes her nonprofit can help other families learning to live with FASD.”

Watch Interview!






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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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