In our continuing effort to raise awareness of the dangers of consuming alcohol during pregnancy, the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence will host a Webinar on September 09, 2013, International FASD Awareness Day.
“Preventing Alcohol Use during Pregnancy – Applying New Solutions to Ongoing Needs” will highlight valuable information for our audience and also for individuals who may be new to the topic of FASD, but who are interested in preventing drinking during pregnancy.
The program will feature:
- Dr. Susan Astley, University of Washington, who will serve as facilitator as well as provide background information on FASD and reflect on the 40th anniversary of the coining of the term, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
- A presentation from Dr. Margaret Ellen Mattson, SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), on incidences of women drinking during pregnancy from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), and Jamie Reinebold, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, presenting Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) data (by trimesters).
- Strategies to prevent alcohol consumption during pregnancy in public health and community settings presented by Paulette Romashko, ARC Community Services; Helen Weinstein, The Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Inc.; Laura Nagle, Kentucky State FASD Coordinator; and Jamie Reinebold, Memorial Hospital of South Bend (Indiana).
- A question and answer session following the formal presentations. > > > > Read More