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Aug222014

FASD AWARENESS Event 

nofasnh.org

GOVERNOR HASSAN PROCLAIMS FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

 

Concord, NH - International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day is recognized world-wide on September 9th each year. In a Proclamation presented in Concord on September 9, 2014, Governor Maggie Hassan pledges to partner with organizations, healthcare professionals, educators and the public to choose alcohol-free pregnancy to reduce risks of FASD or other alcohol related neuro-developmental problems.

 

The New Hampshire Affiliate (NOFAS NH) of the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders has joinied the effort to increase awareness of the risks of

consuming alcohol while pregnant.  The US Surgeon General advises pregnant women and women considering becoming pregnant to abstain from alcohol consumption to eliminate alcohol-exposed pregnancies, yet it is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which describe a range of effects that can happen to a fetus when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy.

 

Local recognition of FASD Awareness Day is scheduled for Tuesday September 9, 2014, at the Fox Memorial Chapel, State Office Building, 105 Pleasant St., Concord at a reception from 4pm-7pm.  In addition to the Governor's Proclamation the event will feature special recognition of Joyce Jorgenson, founder and original Executive Director of NOFAS NH. Mrs. Jorgenson has also been selected  to receive the Angels in Adoption Award which will be awarded on September 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. The celebration will include multi- disciplinary resource information, film segments and literature.

 

NOFAS NH Board members include representatives from Dartmouth Hospital, Department of Health and Human Services,New Futures, NH Providers Association, Child and Family

Services of NH, and related organizations.   For more information or to attend the event, contact info@nofasnh.com

 

 

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