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    FASDAWARENESSMONTH/DAY2017PACKET

    WorkingTogethertoPreventFetalAlcoholSpectrumDisorders(FASD)

    SeptemberisFASDAwarenessMonth

    September9thisInternationalFASDAwarenessDay

    Pregnancyandalcoholdontmix-FundingprovidedinpartbytheU.S.DepartmentofHealthandHumanServices,CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention.TheNationalOrganizationonFetalAlcoholSyndrome(NOFAS)andtheirpartnerorganizationsthatdevelopedthispacketaresolelyresponsibleforitscontent.ThecontentdoesnotnecessarilyrepresenttheofficialviewsoftheCentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention(CDC).

    NationalOrganizationonFetalAlcoholSyndrome

    andtheCollaborativeCommitteeonFASDAwarenessMonth

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    DearColleague:September9thiscelebratedannuallyasInternationalFASDAwarenessDaytopromoteeducationandawarenesseffortsonFASD.Morerecently,themonthofSeptemberhasbeendesignatedasFASDAwarenessMonth.FASDsarecompletelypreventablebyabstainingfromalcoholwhilepregnant.Despitemythsandmisconceptions,thereisnoscientificevidencethatconfirmsasafeamountofalcoholthatwillnotaffectthedevelopingfetus.TorecognizeFASDAwarenessMonthandDaythisyear,theNationalOrganizationonFetalAlcoholSyndrome(NOFAS)anditsAffiliateNetwork;theAmericanAcademyofPediatrics(AAP);theAmericanCongressofObstetriciansandGynecologists(ACOG);andtheCDC-fundedFASDPracticeandImplementationCenters(PICS),andNationalPartnersandFASDadvocatesfromacrosstheglobehavejoinedtogethertoproducethispacketofmaterialstoassistyouinplanningyouractivitiesandevents.Visitwww.nofas.org/fasdmonthforupdateddetailsonFASDMonthandFASDDay.

    Contents

    GETINVOLVED!HERESWHY.......................................................................................................................3

    GETINVOLVED!HERESHOW.....................................................................................................................4

    SAMPLESOCIALMEDIAMESSAGES.............................................................................................................5

    SOCIALMEDIACAMPAIGNS.........................................................................................................................6

    LOCALACTIVITIESANDEVENTS.7

    2017ARTCONTEST-NOFASCAMPAIGN.....................................................................................................8

    SAMPLENEWSRELEASE/NEWSLETTERARTICLE..........................................................................................9

    INTRODUCTIONTOTHEPROCLAMATION10

    SAMPLEPROCLAMATION..........................................................................................................................12

    RESOURCESFORPREVENTINGFASDANDFORFAMILIESLIVINGWITHFASDs.........................................13

    CENTERSFORDISEASECONTROLANDPREVENTIONMATERIALS.............................................................16

    IfyouhavequestionsaboutthematerialspresentedinthispacketoraboutFASDAwarenessMonthandInternationalFASDAwarenessDay,pleasecontactNOFASVice-PresidentKathyMitchellatmitchell@nofas.organd/orNOFASCommunicationsDirectorAndyKachoratkachor@nofas.org.

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    GETINVOLVED!HERESWHY

    Noamountofalcoholuseisknowntobesafeforadevelopingbabybeforebirth.

    Exposuretoalcoholfromalltypesofbeverages,includingbeerandwine,posesarisktodevelopingbabiesateverystageofpregnancy.

    Adevelopingbabyisexposedtothesameconcentrationofalcoholasthepregnantwoman.

    FASDsarecompletelypreventableifadevelopingbabyisnotexposedtoalcoholbeforebirth.

    Avoidingallalcoholwhilepregnant(orwhileatriskforpregnancy)willabsolutelyguaranteethat

    achildwillnothaveaconditionalongthecontinuumoffetalalcoholspectrumdisorders(FASDs).

    Anestimated40,000babiesareborneachyearwithFASDs,whichcanresultinbirthdefects,

    intellectualorlearningdisabilities,behaviorproblems,andtroublelearninglifeskills.

    TheratesofFASDareestimatedtobecomparabletotheratesofAutism.Upto1in20U.S.schoolchildrenmayhaveanFASD.

    FASD-relateddisorderslastalifetime.

    Makeaplanforahealthybaby--dontdrinkanyalcoholifyouarepregnantorcouldbecome

    pregnant.ItsestimatedthathalfofallpregnanciesintheU.S.areunplannedandthatawomanmaynotrealizesheispregnantupto4to6weeksinpregnancyandexposeherbabytoalcoholbeforesheknowssheispregnant.

    Ifyoubecomepregnant,stopdrinkingalcohol.Everydaymatters.Thesooneryoustopdrinking,

    thebetterforyourbaby.Ifyouneedhelpstopping,talktoyourdoctor,orcontactanaddictiontreatmentagency/recoveryprogram,suchasAlcoholicsAnonymous(AA).

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    GETINVOLVED!HERESHOW

    Sharethefactsheetinformation(page3)withyourcontactstohelpraiseawarenessabouttheharmfuleffectsofdrinkingalcoholduringpregnancy.

    Usethesocialmediamessagesinthepacket(page5)toraiseawarenessofthistopicin

    SeptemberandparticularlyonandaroundSeptember9th.Usethehashtag#FASDMonthand#FASDaytofolloweachothersmessages.SharemessagesonFacebook,Twitter,andothersocialmediasites.

    Enterthe2017artcontest/NOFAScampaignonwhatFASDmeanstome.(page8)

    JointheFASDMonthTwitterchatonSeptember6th,2017(page6)usingthehashtag#FASDchat.

    JointheThunderclapcampaignthroughsocialmedia(page6).http://thndr.me/Ui8vdD

    DownloadorordernewmaterialsfromCDCNCBDDDWebsite

    (https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/)ontherisksofalcoholuseduringpregnancyandFASDstouseincommunityevents.

    OrderpostcardsfromNOFASfeaturingtheimagefromtheinternationalTooYoungtoDrink

    campaign.Distributethesepostcardstolocalbusinessesandsendthemtopolicymakers,teachers,OB-GYNsandothers,tospreadFASDawareness.

    Planalocalactivityorevent(page7).SubmityourFASDactivityontheNOFASFASDMonth/Day

    Webpage:LetsworktogethertospreadthewordaboutFASDsandtherisksofalcoholuseduringpregnancybysharingourFASDAwarenessDayactivities!NOFASwillbepostingallawarenessactivitiesandeventsonitswebsite,sopleaseuploadinformationonwhatyouareplanningtodoforFASDAwarenessMonthandDaythroughthisonlineform.Yourideascanhelpothersintheirplanning.

    Usethepressrelease/samplearticle(page9)inyourmediamessages,andthroughyour

    distributionlists,newslettersandothercommunicationchannelstoraiseawarenessofFASDonSeptember9,2017,InternationalFASDAwarenessDayandthroughoutSeptember,FASDAwarenessMonth.

    Usethetipsinthispackettogetaproclamation(page10)fromyourelectedofficial(Governor

    orMayor)recognizingSeptemberasFASDAwarenessMonthand/orSeptember9asFASDAwarenessDay(sampleproclamationincluded).

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    SAMPLESOCIALMEDIAMESSAGESThefollowingaremessagesaboutfetalalcoholspectrumdisorders(FASDs)thatcanbesharedthroughsocialmedia(e.g.,Facebook,Twitter,Instagram)onInternationalFASDAwarenessDay-September9,2017andthroughoutthemonthofSeptember.Forothermaterialsthatcanbeusedonline,suchaswebbannersandwebsitebuttons,pleaserefertotheCDCMaterialssectionofthispacket.Themessageslistedbelowareunder140charactersandcanbeusedastweets.Youmaycombinethesemessagesforothersocialmediasitesthatallowforlongerposts,suchasFacebookandInstagram.Usethehashtag#FASDMonthonallpostsinordertospreadthemessagethatalcoholandpregnancydontmix.Fortipsonusingsocialmedia,refertotheCDCpublication,TheHealthCommunicatorsSocialMediaToolkit.Forspecifichelponhowtotweet,visittheTwitterHelpCenter.

    1. Noamountofalcoholuseisknowntobesafeforadevelopingbabybeforebirth.#FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/Q7BNal

    2. Alcoholuseduringpregnancycanleadtomiscarriage,stillbirth,&SIDS.#FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/Q7hytl

    3. Prenatalalcoholexposureisassociatedwitharangeoflifelongphysical,behavioral,andintellectualdisabilities.#FASDMonth

    4. Thebestadviceistostopdrinkingalcoholwhenyoustarttryingtogetpregnant.#FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/Q7hytl

    5. Adevelopingfetusisexposedtothesameconcentrationofalcoholasthepregnantwoman.#FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/1hCpMV2

    6. Babysbrain,body,&organsaredevelopingthroughoutpregnancy&canbeaffectedbyalcoholatanytime.#FASDMonth

    7. Alcoholexposureisunsafefordevelopingbabiesateverystageofpregnancy.#FASDMonth8. Exposuretoalcoholfromalltypesofbeverages,includingbeerandwine,isunsafefor

    developingbabiesateverystageofpregnancy.#FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/Q7BNal9. FASDsarecompletelypreventableifadevelopingbabyisnotexposedtoalcoholbeforebirth.

    #FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/1hCpMV210. Identifying&interveningw/childrenw/FASDsearlycanhelpthemreachtheirfullpotential.

    #FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/Q7hytl11. Alcoholscreening&counselingisrecommendedforalladults,incl.pregnantwomen.

    #FASDMonthhttp://go.usa.gov/ZvvQ12. Ifyoubecomepregnant,stopdrinkingalcohol.Everydaymatters.Thesooneryoustopdrinking,

    thebetterforyourbaby.#FASDMonthhttp://1.usa.gov/Q7BNal13. Ifyouneedhelpstopping,talktoyourdoctor,contactanaddictionspecialistorcontact

    AlcoholicsAnonymous.#FASDMonth14. Makeaplanforahealthybaby--dontdrinkanyalcoholifyouarepregnantorcouldbecome

    pregnant.#FASDMonth

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    SOCIALMEDIACAMPAIGNSTwitterChat:NOFASwillleadaTwitterChatforFASDAwarenessMonthonWednesday,September6that2:00p.m.Eastern.PartnersfortheTwitterChatincludeTheCentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention(CDC),TheAmericanCongressofObstetriciansandGynecologists(ACOG),andTheNationalAssociationofSocialWorkers(NASW).Thehashtagforthechatis#FASDchatEveryoneisinvitedtoparticipate.ThunderclapCampaign:GoheretojointheThunderclapcampaign:http://thndr.me/Ui8vdDTheThunderclapcampaignwilllaunchonSeptember9that9:09am.Thunderclapisacrowdspeakingplatformthathelpspeoplebeheardbymanypeoplepostingthesamemessagetogetheratthesametime.Itallowsasinglemessagetobemass-shared,soitrisesabovethenoiseofsocialnetworks.TheAwarenessMonth/DayplanningcommitteehasdecidedonthefollowingTweetMessage:TodayisFASDAwarenessDay!Noalcoholissafeduringpregnancy.#FASDMonthFactsoftheDay:EachdayinSeptem