International FASD Awareness Day – September 9, 2014
September 9th, 2014 was International FASD Awareness Day, in commemoration of the nine months of pregnancy. FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) is 100% preventable when a pregnant woman abstains from alcohol. There is no safe amount or type of alcohol while pregnant.
FASD Day Packet
List of FASD Day Events
Check out these events, proclamations, and other actions to commemorate FASD Day.
NOFAS 25th Anniversary Gala
Sept. 17, 2014. 6:00 PM. Washington, DC.
Gala celebrating 25 years of NOFAS at the Embassy of Italy. Honoring: His Excellency the Ambassador of Italy Claudio Bisogniero, The Honorable Tom Harkin, and The Honorable Lisa Murkowski.
International Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Risks of Drinking in Pregnancy
September 9, 2014. 9:09 AM. International.
NOFAS has partnered with the European Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Alliance (EUFASD) and other organizations around the world on a campaign to raise awareness of the risks of drinking during pregnancy. Working with Fabrica, an Italian marketing firm, the campaign committee developed provocative visuals for posters and large banners. These posters will be revealed on September 9, 2014, along with a special Twitter hashtag for the campaign. The campaign will feature posters/banners in public places (museums, historic buildings or landmarks, geographic sites) at 9:09 am local time. FASD organizations around the world will take a photo of the banner and share it on social media and websites. The hope, of course, is to create a media blitz of photos around the world (starting in Japan at 9:09 am. and ending in California).
Other FASD Day Events:
RED SHOES ROCK. STOP FASD
August 9-September 9, 2014
Better Endings New Beginnings has joined forces with Flying With Broken Wings – a virtual support group founded by R.J. Formanek and run by our adults living with the challenges of FASD and come up with a way to get started MAKING A DIFFERENCE before International FASDay. So put on your red gear – shoes – flippers – slippers – heels – boots – the sky’s the limit and let people know why you are wearing RED.
Georgia FASD Awareness Proclamation
August 12, 2014. 9:30 AM. Atlanta, Georgia.
FASD Awareness Day Proclamation photo at Georgia State Capitol with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
Not open to the public.
FASD Information Table
September 1, 2014. 4:10 PM. Baltimore, MD
Organized by DHMH-Office of Family PLanning and Home Visiting
Information on FASD in Maryland Resources, Professional and Consumer brochures, etc.
Not open to the public.
“Instilling Hope” Educational Banquet and Fundraiser
September 4, 2014. 6:00 PM. Hendersonville, TN.
Papillion Center for FASD will be hosting our 2nd Annual “Instilling Hope” Educational Banquet and Fundraiser. We will be sharing a ppt about Understanding Kids from Hard Places, including FASD; Billy Crain will be performing a song from his latest CD and we will be sharing the accomplishments of the last year for the Papillion Center. Please RSVP to attend
Better Safe than Sorry Project
September 6, 2014. 4:00 PM. Bethesda, MD.
7th Generation Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington will be distributing 999 condoms to patrons of the Barking Dog bar in Bethesda, MD to promote awareness about the importance of contraception for alcohol consumers as a way to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. A condom inserted in an informational card will be given to patrons with the first drink of the evening purchased from 9/6/2014 until 9/9/2014 (or until all condoms are distributed).
MOFAS Book Club
September 9, 2014. Minnesotta.
“September is FASD Awareness Month. Join the MOFAS Book Club and read “Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol”. Help bring awareness to long lasting health issues resulting from the rise in risk drinking among women. Join in the discussion on how the prominent and stylish presence of alcohol has impacted our society. First 150 women in MN to register will get a FREE copy of the book. A live chat with author Ann Dowsett Johnson will be held in early October; date TBD.”
9/9 Coaster Campaign for FASD Awareness followed by An Evening with the Experts
September 9, 2014. 5:30-8:00 PM. 7910 Frost Street, Suite 440. San Diego, California.
During the day, over a dozen establishments in San Diego County will be partiicipating in our “Coaster Campaign” by passing out NOFAS drink coasters when serving alcoholic beverages. We have a goal of passing out over 2000 coasters this year.
At 5:30pm, SoCal NOFAS will be hosting an Open House – An Evening with the Experts. This is an opportunity to get together with other families as well as an opportunity to speak one-on-one with experts such as Dr. Kenneth Jones, Dr. Tina Chambers and Dr. Ed Riley. There will also be legal and educational experts available to answer questions.
International Media Campaign, Governor Resolution, FB, Twitter
Double ARC’s staff and a student from Mercy College displayed the International Campaign banner to the University of Toledo Student Union where we invited UT students to help hold the banner. We spoke to students as they walked by on their way to class, asked them if they knew what today is, gave them a CDC FASD Brochure, and asked them to take a picture of the banner on their cell phone and post on their FACEBOOK page to share with friends. The Toledo Blade came and took pictures and interviewed our executive director. Channel 13 abc came and took footage and interviewed our director. From UT we went to the Sisters of Notre Dame Center about 9:45 when Channel 24 nbc came and we were were able to gather a group of students form Notre Dame Academy who posted the International Campaign banner and together said “Too Young to Drink” for the TV clip. Our executive director was also interviewed for this station. We posted pictures from these events on Double ARC and Too Young to Drink facebook pages. We also sent out tweets on twitter.n, FB, Twitter
FASD Pregnant Pause and Proclamation
September 9, 2014. Jefferson City, MO, Capitol
The National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Missouri Affiliate (NOFAS-MO) will participate in the International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day Event on September 9, 2014. Every year NOFAS-Missouri sponsors an event for this Day and this year’s event will be the Pregnant Pause Event (flyer attached). At 9:00 AM on September 9, demonstrators wearing a T-shirt and balloon (representing a pregnant woman) will ‘pause’ in position on the Capitol Lawn to build awareness here in MO to not drink during the nine months of pregnancy. The Governor will speak and read our Proclamation and the NOFAS – Missouri President, Leigh Tenkku Lepper, will speak briefly. The entire event will last approximately 30 minutes starting at 8:50 AM and ending at 9:20 AM.
North Carolina FASD Day Event
September 9, 2014. 9:00 AM. Charlotte, NC
The Mecklenburg County Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Committee in partnership with The FASD Collaborative of NC & The NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program would like to invite you to attend this informational event so that together we can better educate our community on the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy and the subsequent impact that it can have on families and those diagnosed with FASD. Help us bring awareness to the #1 Cause of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities in our nation! For more information, go to www.fasdinnc.org In addition to this event we are starting an FASD Awareness Day social media campaign that will run from 9/1/14 – 9/9/14. Plus, women’s substance abuse treatment centers are being encouraged to participate in the awareness day by showing “Recovering Hope”, and having a facilitated discussion about FASD, and taking a pledge to prevent FASD.
Free Trainings Across Texas
September 9, 2014. Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin
There will be 5 trainings offered in 5 Texas cities on 9/9/14 in recognition of FASD Awareness Day. Trainings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required: http://taimh.org/fasd-awareness-day-trainings.
OST CHOICES Program Facebook Page
September 9, 2014. Pine Ridge, SD
The OST CHOICES Program celebrated FASD Awareness Day by creating a Facebook page that introduces and describes this important program on preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies with non-pregnant American Indian women. Anyone can “like” the page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/OSTChoices
North Carolina: Knowledge! Prevention! Intervention!
September 9, 2014. 9:00 AM. Charlotte, NC, Marshall Park
Informational event to better educate our community on the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy and the subsequent impact that it can have on families and those diagnosed with FASD. Organized by: NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program, The FASD Collaborative of NC, Mecklenburg Co. FASD Committee.
Beginnings of San Luis Obispo County: 2014 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
September 9, 2014. 9:00 AM.
– Flag Display on San Luis Obispo County Courthouse Lawn September 8-12, 2014
– Proclamation at San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on September 9, 2014
– Media Campaign in San Luis Obispo County
Know Your ABC’s
September 9, 2014. 9:00 AM. Allentown, PA.
From Center for Humanaistic Change: Know Your ABC’s; Alcohol Babies & Consequences Learn the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders on learning and life’s challenges. Acquire tools to develop successful educational and behavioral interventions, accommodations, and supports. Comprehend the impact of alcohol during pregnancy. This event is made possible by funding from PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Lehigh County Office of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Northampton County Drug & Alcohol Additional information and registration on website; www.thechc.org. Lehigh Valley – Days Hotel 3400 Airport Road, Allentown Pa
Triumph Through the Challenges of FASD training
September 9, 2014. 6:00 PM. Rivertreee Christian Church, 2201 Lake Center Str. NW, Uniontown, Ohio
This is a free training available to anyone raising or interacting with children diagnosed or suspected of FASD. It is a 4 part training that runs September 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th. To register, please call Fran and 330-455-6644.
Tennessee State Proclamation
September 9, 2014.
International FASD Awareness Day Proclamation by Governor of the State of Tennessee, Bill Haslam
Education Event at the University of Montevallo
September 9, 2014. 10:00 AM. Montevallo, Alabama
Organized by NOFAS Alabama.The Governor of Alabama (Dr. Robert Bentley) signed the Proclamation for the State of Alabama.This event will present FASD education through a powerpoint at Brown Mackie College on the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy. The event will display the Proclamation on the 9th day of the 9th month and provide candy and gifts with the 049 message. Resources and opportunities for Internships with NOFAS Alabama will also be provided to the students
FASDay Awarness Celebration- Baby First!
September 9, 2014. 9:00 AM. San Antonio, TX Alpha Home, Inc
Family First, a Pregnant and Postpartum Intervention program is hosting a “Baby First” FASDay Celebration. We are presenting short “PSA” commercials for clients served in our residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment facility and for pregnant women participating in our Baby First FASD education program. All clients, volunteers, and staff who enter the facility on September 9, 2014 will receive an FASD button, and pamphlet with information on FASD and “goodies”. We will host a special a special FASD luncheon for Baby First participants. The building will be decorated in blue and white with an FASD “station” open from 9am until 5pm.
Not open to the public.
Bell Ringing – “Minute of Reflection”
September 9, 2014. Atlanta, GA
From: FASDsoutheast RTC. With the Proclamation signing of FASD Awareness Day by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, along with a photo supporting this Proclamation, bell ringing and a “Minute of Reflection” on September 9th, has been requested throughout the state of Georgia to represent the 9 months of alcohol free pregnancy and to remember families impacted by FASDs.
Living With FASD 2014 annual web based summit
September 9, 2014.10:00 AM. Victoria, BC, Canada
Second annual web based event in which interviews with 24 experts on FASD are aired 2/day for 12 days. This year the title of the event is “FASD: Building a Bridge to Adulthood”. The theme of transition was chosen because so many of those with FASD and their families struggle with this period in life. For details on speaker topics, bios etc please check to program schedule on the bottom of the home page www.LivingWithFASD.com
Alexandria, IN Proclamation
September 9, 2014. 2:00 PM. 407 N. Harrison St, Akexandria, IN 46001
Central Indiana NOFAS and community partner will be available from 12-2 to provide information and answer questions. At 2:00pm Mayor Jack Woods will issue a proclamation.
Ohio Family FASD Awareness
September 9, 2014. Mount Orab, Ohio
Kelly Harcourt McKinney and her family is handing out flyers about FAS at their local Kroger’s on Sept. 9, 2014.
Teacher Professional Development
September 12, 2014. 2:00 PM. Reno, NV.
In honor of FASD Day, we will have a professional development about teaching children with FAS using resources from the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center. Organized by The Honors Academy of Literature.
Not open to the public.
FASDay Open Project S.A.F.E. Meeting
September 13, 2014. 5:30 PM – Fellowship Chapel, 12875 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
MCFARES/NOFAS Michigan will host an open Project S.A.F.E. (Supportive Activities for Everyone) meeting. We’ll serve pizza and beverages, children will have an opportunity to play, adults will have time to talk, we’ll have some games and prizes for participants.
To plan for food and beverages, please contact Charisse at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many guests will be joining us.
FASD Awareness Walk
September 13, 2014. 11:00 AM. Warren, Texas Warrior Stadium
The Warren FCCLA will be hosting a fasd awareness walk. We will have drinks and snack for sale. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for kids. It will be a fun day full of activities while you walk.
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