The conference goals are “to provide professionals who work in the area of child maltreatment with current research and best practices to better respond and provide appropriate services to children and their caregivers in the area of child maltreatment.”
The 2015 NOFAS International Gala will be held at the Embassy of France on September 17 in Washington, D.C. Join NOFAS, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) advocates from around the world, individuals and families living with FASD, friends of NOFAS, and leading lawmakers and members of the diplomatic corps to celebrate alcohol-free pregnancies and the achievements of children and adults living with FASD.
Honorary hosts, honorees, special guests, and more event details are coming soon.
Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased, or to find out more about sponsorship opportunities and to pledge your support, contact Katelyn Reitz, email@example.com, at NOFAS today.
If you are living with FASD or are a family member of an individual with FASD, please contact Katelyn Reitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, to inquire about discounted tickets.
The Gala will recognize the important contributions to identifying and preventing FASD in France, the United States, and across the international community. In fact, the consequences of alcohol use during pregnancy were first identified in France in 1968 by pediatrician Paul Lemoine when he published The Children of Alcoholic Mothers, Observed Anomalies, Discussion of 127 Cases in the French journal l’Ouest Medical and an abstract in the French Archives of Paediatrics no. 7, 1968.
Later in life, Dr. Lemoine wrote for the Journal of FAS International, “I was comparing two of these children, looking for an answer, and while talking to the staff as I always did, one of them responsible for the two children indicated to me that both of their mothers were heavily alcohol dependent. And the spark hit! I looked back at all my files and conducted in-depth inquiries: all the  children marked by this syndrome had alcoholic mothers!”
Today, France and the U.S. are among the leaders addressing alcohol and pregnancy and its consequences.
Purchase your ticket today and celebrate this fall with NOFAS. À la vôtre!
Facilitators: Nancy Hall and Nathalie Brassard
Web Site: www.fascets.org
Contact: Wendy Temko
Audience: Parents and professionals who have completed Diane Malbin’s three-day workshop or the equivalent, provided either by Diane or one of her Trainers
Sponsor: FASCETS, Inc.
Location: The Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland, Oregon
“The Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference Committee is excited to be hosting their 6th Annual Conference on October 27, 28 and 29, 2015 at the Comfort Suites and Quattro Conference Centre, Sault Ste. Marie. The theme for this year’s conference is“Heart Work Long Ours”. The conference committee is currently seeking proposals from individuals to provide workshops at the conference.The Call for Workshop Facilitators form is available here. Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2015
“This year’s theme is “Integrating Policy and Research into Teaching and Practice.” We have planned an exciting conference featuring oral abstract and poster sessions, skills-focused workshops, one-on-one career mentoring, and plenary sessions addressing issues of national and international importance. Conference Travel Awards are available!”