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International FASD Awareness Day and the 40th Anniversary of FAS - September 2013

The FASD Center hosted its first Webinar on September 09, 2013, International FASD Awareness Day, titled “Preventing Alcohol Use during Pregnancy – Applying New Solutions to Ongoing Needs.” This Webinar highlighted valuable information for providers and for individuals who may be new to the topic of FASD. The Webinar featured:

  • Dr. Susan Astley, of the University of Washington, who provided background information on FASD and reflected on the 40th anniversary of the coining of the term' Fetal Alcohol Syndrome' (FAS).
  • Dr. Margaret Ellen Mattson, from the SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), who presented on incidences of women drinking during pregnancy from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), and Jamie Reinebold, of the Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana, who presented Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) data (by trimesters).
  • Paulette Romashko, ARC Community Services; Helen Weinstein, The Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Inc.; and Laura Nagle, Kentucky State FASD Coordinator, who discussed strategies to prevent alcohol consumption during pregnancy in public health and community settings.

To view materials from the Webinar, see the links below: