March 2022 Webinars

All webinars are free to attend.

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Caregiver Success! Part 2: Parents of Adults with FASD Share What Works

March 15, 2022

3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Presenter: Adrienne Bashista

Director, Families Affected by FASD (FAFASD)

Parents of children with FASDs aren't given a roadmap when starting out - not to mention as they navigate parenting and guidance through adulthood! Many people with FASDs need supports throughout their adult lives, but have a natural desire for independence, self-determination, and adult relationships. For those of us parenting our young adults and adults with FASD this can feel like a balancing act.

 

This webinar will feature a panel of parents who are weathering the adult years to help children who may (or may not!) need more support than their same-age peers. We will be sharing what has worked to help our adult children succeed as they go through life.

The Impact of the Normalization of Alcohol Use in Our Society

March 17, 2022

2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Presenter: Amy Hendricks, B.S.

Proof Alliance North Carolina, The Arc of NC, FASD United Affiliate

Sponsored by Proof Alliance North Carolina

Let’s face it. We’re all exposed to and potentially influenced by what we see on social media. Individuals who are pregnant or who can become pregnant are no exception. Social media memes, Gifs and silly videos make it harder to discern fact from fiction when it comes to alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Misinformation mixed with humor about alcoholic beverages has increased during the pandemic, fueling the existing “wine mom” culture. Alcohol has been touted as a normal way to manage stress during these unprecedented times and we have seen a shift in state and local policies that increase access to alcohol, supporting the normalization of alcohol use in our society. All of which create a recipe for unhealthy drinking behaviors that can lead to prenatal alcohol exposure and have life-long impacts known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Please join Amy for an interactive presentation as we explore these concerns and discuss ways to address normalization in your community and state.

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