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FASD Events

In Recognition of National Alcohol Screening Day
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
is offering a FREE three-hour Pennsylvania Certification Board-approved Training

(For anyone in the field of addiction science, healthcare or family services)

"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Implications for Children and Adolescents"

Thursday, April 7, 2016
9:00 am to 12 Noon 

Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
1286 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA 19007
Space is limited; Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please contact David at 215-230-8218, ext. 3162

What is FASD?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur if prenatally exposed to alcohol.  These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities that last a lifetime. 

Did you know...

It is estimated that 1 in 100 people are affected by FASD, nearly the same rate as Autism. FASD is more prevalent than Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, SIDS, Cystic Fibrosis, and Spina Bifida combined.

FASD’s are completely preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol while she is pregnant or may become pregnant. There is no known safe amount of alcohol use while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink, and no safe kind of alcohol.

We know what prevention technique works!

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a process to quickly assess for risky alcohol drinking behaviors and to provide a brief intervention before that behavior becomes more costly to the individual's health and well-being, to their family, and to society.

For more information on FASD or the SBIRT process, contact Sandy Lochrie at 215 230-8218, extension 3146.

 

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