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FASD Awareness Day Events 2014

Every year on September 9, communities throughout the United States and the world observe FASD Awareness Day. Events are held at 9:09–the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year. This date and time is used to remind women not to drink during the 9 months of pregnancy.

Event Name: Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Making the Connections!

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 1:00 PM EDT End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 2:30 PM EDT Location: Webinar Contact: Dot Bonnenfant E-mail: animateur@chnet-works.ca URL: http://www.chnet-works.ca/index.php?option=com_rsevents&view=events&layout=show&cid=322%3Aawareness-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-fasd-making-the-connections--sensibilisation-a-lensemble-des-troubles-causes-par-lalcoolisation-foetale-etcaf-relier-les-points&Itemid=6&lang=en Description: Please join us to learn about the connections and progress of collaborative efforts from three compelling perspectives of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), including:
  • What’s crucial to know about living with FASD and mental health issues– if you’re a parent, care-giver, front line provider or community member;
  • The important role of front line health providers in prevention, and in talking to women about alcohol use throughout life - especially during pregnancy;
  • What exciting new research is telling us about the differences and similarities between the brains of children and youth with FASD, autism and cerebral palsy.
Presented By: Dan Dubovsky MSW, Dr. Jennifer Blake MD MSC FRCSC and Dr. Daniel Goldowitz, PhD Pre-Registration: Required. Click here to download Access instructions and the back up Powerpoint Presentation
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3. Click on the fireside chat of interest, Click register
  

Event Name: Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #58

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 3:00 PM EDT End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 4:00 PM EDT Location: Webinar Contact: SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence Phone: 1-866-786-7327 E-mail: fasdcenter1@ngc.com URL: http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov Description: The SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence in partnership with MOFAS will host a free Webinar on September 09, 2014 for the 15th annual International FASD Awareness Day. This Webinar will provide an overview of SAMHSA's new landmark publication Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, #58 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series, the first TIP in the series to directly address the topic of FASD.

Download TIP #58 for free here.
For more information on the Webinar please click here.

Presented By: Sterling K. Clarren and Dan Dubovsky Pre-Registration: Not Required. Webinar call in information Telephone: 1-888-469-0646
Passcode: 7055730
Webinar log-in information: URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PW8306662
Audience passcode: 7055730

Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW8306662&p=7055730&t=c

For questions about the Webinar prior to the event please email fasdcenter1@ngc.com. For technical assistance during the event please call 1-800-857-8777.
  

Event Name: MOFAS Book Club

Start Date/Time: Monday, September 1, 2014 End Date/Time: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
United States
Contact: Emily Gunderson Phone: 651-917-2370 E-mail: emily@mofas.org URL: www.mofas.org Description: September is FASD Awareness Month and MOFAS is leading the way in Minnesota to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. Part of our mission is to reduce the occurrence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) by increasing awareness and providing education, so women who are pregnant or could become pregnant know that there is no safe level of alcohol while pregnant. One way we do this is through the MOFAS annual Book Club, where people from all around Minnesota are invited to join in reading a book that will generate awareness and discussion on this issue. This September, we are reading “Drink: An Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol” by Ann Dowsett Johnston. This book combines research and Ann’s own personal story of recovery, to talk about how the prominent and stylish presence of alcohol in our society, and the startling rise in risky drinking among women and girls, is leading to long-lasting health implications like prenatal alcohol exposure. The first 150 people from Minnesota to register for the Book Club will receive the book “Drink” for free. Then we invite people to join in further discussion with the author and others on a LIVE CHAT on October 9. To register, go to www.mofas.org.
  

Event Name: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day Trainings in Texas

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 10:30 AM CST End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 12:00 PM CST Location: Tarrant County Health Department
1101 S Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Presented By: Denise Del Carmen and Suzy Armstrong Pre-Registration: Required. Please refer to the "Pre-registration for Texas Events" section below.

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 11:30 AM CST End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 1:00 PM CST Location: Boys Town
503 Urban Loop
San Antonio, Texas
United States
Presented By: Denise Sue Hancock Pre-Registration: Required. Please refer to the "Pre-registration for Texas Events" section below.

Location: Austin, Texas

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 2:00 AM CST End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 4:00 PM CST Location: Health and Human Services Commission Building, Room 164
909 W 45th Street
Austin, Texas
United States
Presented By: Janie McMahan and Carole Hurley Pre-Registration: Required. Please refer to the "Pre-registration for Texas Events" section below.

Location: Dallas, Texas

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 2:00 AM CST End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 3:30 PM CST Location: KERA
3000 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, Texas
United States
Presented By: Natalie Baerwaldt Pre-Registration: Required. Please refer to the "Pre-registration for Texas Events" section below.

Location: Houston, Texas

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 2:00 AM CST End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 4:30 PM CST Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas
United States
Presented By: Janie Wilson, Mercedes Alejandro and Nick Alejandro Pre-Registration: Required. Please refer to the "Pre-registration for Texas Events" section below.

  

Pre-registration for Texas Events

Contact: Leah Davies, Associate Director at Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities Phone: 512-206-5506 **Preferred E-mail: leah.davies@hhsc.state.tx.us URL: http://taimh.org/fasd-awareness-day-trainings Description: FASD is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur as a result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. FASD occurs in approximately 1 in every 100 live births, making it the most prevalent preventable developmental disability and a major public health issue. Prenatal exposure to alcohol and other drugs can have lifelong impacts on an individual and the human and economic costs of FASD are enormous. Estimates indicate that the extra services that person with an FASD will need total $2 million per person per lifetime. These services can include: necessary medical care, special education, support services, mental health evaluation and treatment, possible justice system involvement, etc. Texas women and families deserve to know that FASD is 100% preventable if they abstain from all alcohol throughout pregnancy.
  

Event Name: Recognizing International FASD Awareness Day in Ontario

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 9:09 AM (EDT) End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 9:15 AM (EDT) Location: City Hall
St. Thomas, Ontario
Canada
Contact: Ethel de la Penotiere E-mail: edelapenotiere@yahoo.ca **Preferred Description: On 9/9/14 join the community of Ontario to recognize International FASD Awareness Day. The church bells in the city and City Hall will ring 9 times at 9:09 AM. The Mayor will read Ontario's FASD Awareness Day proclamation. Important community advocates and supporters will be in attendance.

Event Name: Butterflies and Diamonds

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 9:00 AM (MST) End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 7:00 PM (MST) Location: Fetal Alcohol Resource Center in Tucson
Tucson
Arizona
United States
Contact: Teresa Kellerman E-mail: tkellerman@cox.net **Preferred URL: http://fasarizona.com Description: FASD Awareness Resource Fair

Event Name: FASD Awareness Month

Start Date/Time: 09/02/2014 End Date/Time: 09/30/2014 Location: Cumberland County
Carlisle
Pennsylvania
United States
Contact: Fiona Williston Phone: 717-240-6300 E-mail: fwilliston@ccpa.net **Preferred Description: Various events during FASD Awareness Month will be held in Cumberland County, PA. Twitter and Facebook posts will be available each day in September.
9/2: An FASD Proclamation will be issued by the Cumberland County Commissioners.
9/9: An article on FASD will be published in the Carlisle Sentinel.
9/9-9/10: Materials on FASD will be distributed in Carlisle Square.
9/22: There will be a media appearance on Good Day PA about FASD.

Event Name: FASD SYMPOSIUM- SEEING THE OTHER PERSPECTIVE

Start Date/Time: 09/09/2014 9:00 AM (EDT) End Date/Time: 09/09/2014 4:00 PM (EDT) Location: The Best Western, Branford
Brantford
Ontario
Canada
Contact: Brenda Sault Phone: 519-752-4340 E-mail: BSAULT@DAHAC.CA **Preferred Description: This event is hosted by DE DWA DA DEHS NYE-S ABORIGINAL HEALTH CENTER. Speakers include Barry Stanley; Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder; Robert and Mary Pheasant, Community Educators/Speakers.