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April 12th 2010:Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Thousands of women are treated for in our health clinics and/or addiction treatment centers across the U.S., yet few are counseled on reproductive health or on the effects of alcohol/other drugs on the developing fetus. This show will provide an overview about the lifelong consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Issues of denial and shame frequently experienced by birth mothers and their families will be discussed. Suggestions for engaging women and their families into recovery will be explored. Participants will receive information about the National Organization on Fetal

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Joyce Jorgenson

Joyce Jorgenson, co-director of Cultivating CommUnity Collaboratives, works with diverse groups of community stakeholders to address issues of community health and well being. She is also the interim director for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) NH.
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Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell

Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell is currently the Vice President and National Spokesperson for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a noted international speaker on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Women and Addictions. Ms. Mitchell is a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) , has a Master of Human Services (MHS) degree and twenty-five years of experience as a national educator, clinician, and lecturer.
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