Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Webinar

“SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE PARENT ADVOCACY” WEBINAR TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 11:30 AM-1:00
Read More

FASD 101 Training Offering – Batesville Apr 22

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
Read More

FASD 101 Training Offering – Indianapolis Feb 29

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
Read More

FASD 101 Training Offering – Kendallville IN Jan 2020

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
Read More

FASD 101 Training Offering – Indianapolis Dec 2019

FASD 101 Are you a parent, caregiver, or service provider to a
Read More
Share Your Story!

Share Your Story!

People are living successful lives with FASD, overcoming many obstacles. Whether you
Read More

Marijuana use doubles in U.S. pregnant women to 1 in 14

CHICAGO — Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and
Read More

5 Ways to Advocate for Your Special Needs Kid

You’re grappling with the emotions of discovering your kid has a learning
Read More

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
Read More
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
Read More

5 Sanity Saving Tips for Parenting Children with Fetal Alcohol Disorders (FASD)

Many adoptive parents are faced with the decision of adopting a child
Read More
Minnesota requires foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders

Minnesota requires foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders

Emmanuel was 5 when Holman-Turner discovered that he had fetal alcohol spectrum
Read More

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
Read More

Family Shares Story of Adopting Girl from a Mother with FASD

Here’s a story about two dads, a very happy little girl, and
Read More
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
Read More

She’s bold, confident, daring…and expecting!

Earlier this year, Indiana NOFAS ran a very successful #JustSoYouKnow video campaign on
Read More

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
Read More
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
Read More

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use

Stigma keeps many pregnant women in the province from reporting their drug
Read More

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

Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More

Parent and Social Worker Yolanda Shares Her Story

This story is part of our national organization NOFAS’ Social Work Stories campaign. This
Read More

FASD-Informed Social Worker Brianna Shares Her Story

This story is part of our national organization NOFAS’ Social Work Stories campaign. This
Read More

Pregnant and in Recovery: Former Addicts Have Hope!

Born to a first-time mother trying to overcome drug addiction, Zilah escaped
Read More

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

When Barb Clark and her husband Michael adopted their oldest daughter Akila at
Read More
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
Read More
Do a Dry9!

Do a Dry9!

Are you expecting or planning to be? No amount of alcohol is
Read More

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Up to 10 Times More Common Than Believed

Up to 10 times more children have disabilities related to fetal alcohol
Read More

Mothers Fight Stigma Of Drug Addiction

The number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply over
Read More

Opioid Addiction and Pregnancy: Everything Can Still Be Okay

The date of the last time I used heroin correlating so closely
Read More

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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
An Adopted Child’s Story Living with FASD

An Adopted Child’s Story Living with FASD

Kaylynn shares her life journey, which includes being put into adoption because
Read More
Living with FAS

Living with FAS

Read More
Parents’ Perspective on Diagnosis

Parents’ Perspective on Diagnosis

There are days in every person’s life they will never forget. For
Read More
Picture This: Life as a Parent of Children with FASD

Picture This: Life as a Parent of Children with FASD

Credit / Sources A Photovoice Project that brought mothers together to talk
Read More

How to do holiday parties while pregnant

Pregnant women are told to avoid alcohol Photo: Getty Images/Stockphoto It’s hard
Read More

Doctor: Pregnant women are ‘the least, the last and the lost of the opioid epidemic’

Click to see related video story on WISH TV INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —
Read More

It’s not just moms who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby

Abstaining from alcohol during preconception and pregnancy is usually considered to be the woman’s
Read More
Pill-Popping Mommas: ‘Many’ Pregnant Women Take Opioids, CDC Finds

Pill-Popping Mommas: ‘Many’ Pregnant Women Take Opioids, CDC Finds

Millions of American women of childbearing age take opioids — and many
Read More

What Parents and Parents-To-Be Should Know About FASD

After Mark Braverman and Jane Waldman of Levittown, N.Y., adopted their daughter,
Read More
10 Strategies That Work For Kids With FASD

10 Strategies That Work For Kids With FASD

The following blog was first shared via FASD Families The last couple
Read More
When ADHD Isn’t What It Seems

When ADHD Isn’t What It Seems

The number of kids who are diagnosed with ADHD these days is
Read More
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder impacts you, but you don’t know it

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder impacts you, but you don’t know it

As a foster mother to children with FASD, Nora Boesem has seen
Read More

Early recognition and interventions for fetal

Prenatal exposure to alcohol is a leading preventable cause of birth defects
Read More

The 10 Most Common Household Toxins To Avoid While Pregnant

When we get pregnant, we’re routinely told to skip alcohol so our kids aren’t
Read More

When I Realized I Could Have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

I knew my birth mom drank. I knew she may have been
Read More

During Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month, experts underscore danger of drinking while pregnant

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month. Even today, there are
Read More

Online FASD Support Groups

Research and public awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is growing
Read More

ACOG Video: FASD Prevention: Promoting Screening & Brief Intervention

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are the full spectrum of birth defects
Read More

New ‘no judgment’ approach to opioid-dependent moms also helps their babies

Photo credit: Rom Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star Luz Rangel had run
Read More

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

A blood test on expectant mothers may help identify infants at risk
Read More

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Dangers of Drinking While Pregnant

Most women in the U.S. have heard that you shouldn’t drink while
Read More

‘Pre-pregnant’ women are giving up vices before conception

New York parents used to worry about preschool admission. Now, they’re worried
Read More

Circle of Hope June 2017 Newsletter

Check out the most recent newsletter from The Circle of Hope (COH), a support
Read More