International FASD Awareness Day - September 9
September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.
This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of each year, the world will remember that during the ninth months of pregnancy, a woman should abstain from alcohol. The first awareness day was celebrated on September 9, 1999.
A packet of materials to help you plan your FASD Awareness Day activities. The materials in this packet (sample news release, proclamation, and social media messages) have been designed to be customizable for different target audiences, and can be printed, delivered electronically, or added to websites for distribution.
You can down load the packet from the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center.
This packet was developed through a collaboration between several organizations that work to educate and train providers as well as promote the health and treatment of women and children. The contributing organizations are:
What you can do
Let's work together to spread the word about FASDs and the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy by sharing our FASD Awareness Day activities! NOFAS will be posting everyone's events on their website so please send information through this online form on what your community is planning to do for FASD Awareness Day. Your ideas can help others in their planning.
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Through the materials and resources in this packet, the collaborators intend to raise awareness of the risks associated with alcohol use during pregnancy and the impact of FASDs on individuals, families, and society. Thank you for joining us in these efforts!
International FASD Awareness Day Activities in Alaska
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The Anchorage Council on FASDs, in collaboration with the Anchorage School District, is hosting an event at the Anchorage School District Administration Building from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on September 9. There will be guest speakers, activities for children and families, and light refreshments provided. All are welcome!