News & Events

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


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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.




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