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Building FASD State Systems: First-Ever Conference Brings Together 49 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico

In May 2003, SAMHSA's FASD Center for Excellence convened the first-ever "Building FASD State Systems" Conference in Arlington, Virginia. Attendees came from 49 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The Conference provided an unprecedented opportunity to network and share experiences in addressing FASD. Participants included FASD State coordinators and others from diverse areas such as public health, maternal and child health, mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities.



2003 Building FASD State Systems Conference Proceedings PDF icon

Economic Costs of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome by Rick Harwood PDF icon

Powerpoint presentations from the 2003 BFSS Conference are listed below.

The Science of FASDPPT icon (Ed Riley, PhD, Professor, San Diego State University)

Canada's National Approach to FASDPPT icon (Jocelyn Cook, PhD, MBA, Senior Program Consultant, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects Team, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Health Canada)

Prevention Needs For A Successful Community ProgramPPT icon (Pam Gillen, RN, ND, CACIII, Project Coordinator, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention, Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)

FASD Center for Excellence: Accomplishments, Future Directions and Resources PPT icon

Build a constituency and move forward. It takes a leader to do that. You are leaders.
Tom Donaldson, NOFAS

Judge Susan Carlson of Minnesota chats with Chuck Lupton of the FASD Center for Excellence.

Judge Susan Carlson of Minnesota chats with Chuck Lupton of the FASD Center for Excellence.

Teresa Kellerman of the FAS Community Resource Center participates in a family panel with Karli Schrider, a volunteer with the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Jocie DeVries of the FAS Family Resource Institute.

Teresa Kellerman of the FAS Community Resource Center participates in a family panel with Karli Schrider, a volunteer with the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Jocie DeVries of the FAS Family Resource Institute.

We really need to get the word out that there is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy. None. Ever. Women need to know that. If you drink, don't get pregnant. And if you're pregnant, don't drink.
Mikey Hoeven, First Lady of North Dakota

Carmen Vélez-Vega and Teresa Taboas display the Puerto Rico exhibit.

Carmen Vélez-Vega and Teresa Taboas display the Puerto Rico exhibit.

Missouri State Senator Mary Bland displays a warning sign she helped develop.

Missouri State Senator Mary Bland displays a warning sign she helped develop.