Participants needed for IU Health / Riley Hospital innovative brain-imaging study aimed at identifying at-risk kids

Click on the thumbnail for a PDF version of the flyer. Please
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Chaos to calm: Life with FASD

“With the 2017 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference taking place
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How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

A 2016 study from the University of Rochester sheds light on how
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The ABCs of Back to School with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

The ABCs of Back to School with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

As a new school year approaches, parents may find it useful to
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5 Ways to Advocate for Your Special Needs Kid

You’re grappling with the emotions of discovering your kid has a learning
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Please invite my kid with special needs to your kid’s party

My son Zach bounded off the school bus waving a party invitation as if
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I said I wouldn’t adopt a child with FASD—and now I have four

I said I wouldn’t adopt a child with FASD—and now I have four

People say: “If you adopt older children, rather than babies, you know
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My Best Tips for Parenting Kids with FASD

My Best Tips for Parenting Kids with FASD

Tips from the trenches for parents living with the challenges of a
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5 Sanity Saving Tips for Parenting Children with Fetal Alcohol Disorders (FASD)

Many adoptive parents are faced with the decision of adopting a child
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Perinatal Substance Use Conference: Supportive Care for Infants, Mothers and Staff

Perinatal Substance Use Conference: Supportive Care for Infants, Mothers and Staff

​​​​Register to Attend the 2018 Conference, August 29! Join your Indiana peer hospitals
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Minnesota requires foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders

Minnesota requires foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders

Minnesota was the first state to require foster parents learn about fetal
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New Hampshire Mothers Struggling With Opioid Addiction Fight To Keep Their Children

New Hampshire Mothers Struggling With Opioid Addiction Fight To Keep Their Children

  Jillian Broomstein starts to cry when she talks about the day
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What Do You Wish You’d Known Before Becoming A Parent?

What Do You Wish You’d Known Before Becoming A Parent?

Christine Koh and her daughters What’s the one thing you wish someone had
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Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate

On June 12, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over
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Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

Kelly Zimmerman holds her son Jaxton Wright at a parenting session at
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Children of the Opioid Epidemic

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall
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A Renewed Mind in Northwest Ohio Adds Services for Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol

Toledo, Ohio — Double ARC, a local non-profit organization that has been
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One of Milwaukee’s Most Decorated Athletes Lives with FASD

One of Milwaukee’s Most Decorated Athletes Lives with FASD

It’s late afternoon, and the shadows from a stand of trees across
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Family Shares Story of Adopting Girl from a Mother with FASD

Family Shares Story of Adopting Girl from a Mother with FASD

Here’s a story about two dads, a very happy little girl, and
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Finding wisdom in unlikely places

In our last “Living and Growing” column, we reflected on the death
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UK health body calls for cigarette-style warnings on alcohol

UK health body calls for cigarette-style warnings on alcohol

A leading public health body is calling for graphic cigarette-style health warnings
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Recovering Hope – Part 1 – Mothers & Children on FASD

Recovering Hope – Part 1 – Mothers & Children on FASD

Hear Kathy and other women’s stories regarding their experiences with FASD. “Our
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A Million Reasons You Can Have Success with FASD

A Million Reasons You Can Have Success with FASD

In the arena of Fetal Alcohol there are tons of horror stories
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Trailer: Justice for FASD

Trailer: Justice for FASD

Being an adolescent male can be hard. But add to that an
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Making Sense of FASD with Jeff Noble: Episode 1 Kyle Burt

Making Sense of FASD with Jeff Noble: Episode 1 Kyle Burt

In the very first Episode Jeff Noble interviews Kyle Burt. Kyle is
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She’s bold, confident, daring…and expecting!

Earlier this year, Indiana NOFAS ran a very successful #JustSoYouKnow video campaign on
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8 Magic Keys: Strategies for Students with FASD

You can support NOFAS by buying NOFAS materials.  This 21-minute animated video
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10 Parenting Tips To Preserve Summer Sanity

10 Parenting Tips To Preserve Summer Sanity

You fall for it every year. You get so caught up in
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Avoiding the Summertime “Lose”

Avoiding the Summertime “Lose”

Professionals offer summer learning tips for parents to keep kids engaged during
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Red Shoes Rock Kicks Off Around the World

Red Shoes start conversations, it is just something about red shoes. –
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Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care

With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering
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Emotions of a Foster Parent: The Positive (Part 1 of 6)

Emotions of a Foster Parent: The Positive (Part 1 of 6)

Thinking about becoming a Foster Parent? There are over 400,000 children in
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FASD Camp – One Family’s Experience

FASD Camp – One Family’s Experience

Finding CAMP – a FASD Community About a year ago, I was
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Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use

Stigma keeps many pregnant women in the province from reporting their drug
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Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither
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Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a
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N.J warns pregnant substance abusers to get help

N.J warns pregnant substance abusers to get help

Across the country, states are grappling with rising numbers of newborns suffering
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Parent and Social Worker Yolanda Shares Her Story

This story is part of our national organization NOFAS’ Social Work Stories campaign. This
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Johns Hopkins Will Treat Babies Exposed to Opioids with Anonymous $2.5M Donation

Johns Hopkins Will Treat Babies Exposed to Opioids with Anonymous $2.5M Donation

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has received an anonymous $2.5 million donation to
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FASD-Informed Social Worker Brianna Shares Her Story

This story is part of our national organization NOFAS’ Social Work Stories campaign. This
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Pregnant and in Recovery: Former Addicts Have Hope!

Pregnant and in Recovery: Former Addicts Have Hope!

  Born to a first-time mother trying to overcome drug addiction, Zilah
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Hidden Heartache: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’s Impact on Adoptive Families

Hidden Heartache: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’s Impact on Adoptive Families

When Barb Clark and her husband Michael adopted their oldest daughter Akila at
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Alaska Mother of the Year Dedicated to FASD Awareness

Alaska Mother of the Year Dedicated to FASD Awareness

ANCHORAGE (KTUU)- The American Mother organization named Anna Joy Luckett the Alaska Mother
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Recovering Addicts Counsel Pregnant Women on Recovery in One-of-a-kind Program

Recovering Addicts Counsel Pregnant Women on Recovery in One-of-a-kind Program

MADISON, Wis – In the fight to end opioid addiction, SSM Health
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Do a Dry9!

Do a Dry9!

Are you expecting or planning to be? No amount of alcohol is
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Advocates in Minnesota Push for Change in Dealing with FASD

Advocates in Minnesota Push for Change in Dealing with FASD

The common perception is that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is relatively rare. A
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Families Affected by FASD Hope Study Increases Awareness, Treatment for ‘Invisible’ Disease

Families Affected by FASD Hope Study Increases Awareness, Treatment for ‘Invisible’ Disease

Click image thumbnail to hear one family’s story of living with FASD
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Fetal Alcohol Disorders Up to 10 Times More Common Than Believed

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Up to 10 Times More Common Than Believed

Up to 10 times more children have disabilities related to fetal alcohol
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Has Been Majorly Underdiagnosed In The United States – And It’s A Big Deal

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Has Been Majorly Underdiagnosed In The United States – And It’s A Big Deal

Most women trying to conceive know that there are plenty of enjoyable
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FASD Lunch n’ Learn – Grief & Loss

FASD Lunch n’ Learn – Grief & Loss

  The FASD Network posts short ‘Lunch n’ Learn’ videos on our
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Hope Through Nature [FASD DOCUMENTARY]

Hope Through Nature [FASD DOCUMENTARY]

For more information about Forest and the Femme, visit: http://www.forestandthefemme.org Credit /
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FASD = Faith, Ability, Strength, Determination

FASD = Faith, Ability, Strength, Determination

Credit / Sources Myles Himmelreich provides an inspirational speech as someone who
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Linking FASD to the Florida Shooting is Irresponsible, Stigmatizing, and Factually Wrong

Linking FASD to the Florida Shooting is Irresponsible, Stigmatizing, and Factually Wrong

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is outraged by a news
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FASD Meltdowns: How you can unknowingly be making it worse

FASD Meltdowns: How you can unknowingly be making it worse

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I struggle with every life with FASD

I struggle with every life with FASD

Our young friend Rachel Jackson was urged by her teachers to write
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Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Mt. Hope Family Center research associate Christie Petrenko, left, and electrical and
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Mothers Fight Stigma Of Drug Addiction

The number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply over
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Opioid Addiction and Pregnancy: Everything Can Still Be Okay

The date of the last time I used heroin correlating so closely
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Detox Options Limited For Pregnant Women

An Albuquerque police officer will be among President Donald Trump’s guests at the State
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50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

by Leslie Means Now that we have a new baby in our home, time
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How one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely

The following story ran recently in Reader’s Digest online parenting blog. A
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More babies being treated for opioid withdrawal in Canada

More babies being treated for opioid withdrawal in Canada

Another side effect of the Canadian opioid crisis is now affecting neonatal
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Help Needed from Families Raising Children with FASD

Help Needed from Families Raising Children with FASD

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)?
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Kentucky Governor to Spend $34M to Help Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

Kentucky Governor to Spend $34M to Help Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

“Those on the frontline of treating addiction are hopeful more pregnant women
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are hidden crisis

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are hidden crisis

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Indiana NOFAS’ director
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NOFAS Opposes Criminalizing Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

NOFAS Opposes Criminalizing Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

NOFAS opposes any law or policy that would impose a criminal penalty
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Opioid crisis spurs Erie hospitals to help addicted pregnant women

Opioid crisis spurs Erie hospitals to help addicted pregnant women

  These programs offer treatment, counseling and case management for pregnant women
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AAP Seeking Participants for Project SPEAK (Screening for Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol in Kids)

AAP Seeking Participants for Project SPEAK (Screening for Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol in Kids)

Project Overview Project SPEAK is a new a pilot project from the
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Programs seek to help pregnant women with addictions

Programs seek to help pregnant women with addictions

As the Deschutes County jail transport van crested the Cascades and descended
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More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the
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Fighting alcoholism, bringing hope

Fighting alcoholism, bringing hope

Nearly four years ago, addiction specialist George Koob made one of his
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Housing and FASD – A Panel Discussion (Jan 24th 2018)

Housing and FASD – A Panel Discussion (Jan 24th 2018)

Join us for this free webcast entitled: Housing and FASD – A Panel Discussion.  
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5-Part FASD Webinar for Parents and Professionals

5-Part FASD Webinar for Parents and Professionals

5-Week Webinars for Parents and Professionals FASD and the Brain-Based Approach This
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Thriving with Fetal Alcohol

Thriving with Fetal Alcohol

An interview with Emily Travis who is a Fetal Alcohol speaker and
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