Governor Malloy has proclaimed September 9th 2016 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.

9.9.2016

Governor Malloy has proclaimed September 9th 2016 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.

{Middletown}, {CT}, {September 9th, 2016} - Every year on September 9, communities throughout the United States and the world observe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. Efforts are undertaken on the 9th day of the 9th month of the year to educate women about the risks posed by drinking alcohol during the 9 months of pregnancy in order to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies (FASDs). It is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs.
This September 9th, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Children and Families, and Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc. are promoting awareness and increased compassion for individuals with an FASD. Governor Malloy has proclaimed September 9th 2016 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.
FASD is an umbrella term describing a range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol in the mother's blood passes to the developing fetus through the placenta and the umbilical cord. When a woman drinks alcohol so does her baby. There is no known safe amount or type of alcohol to drink during pregnancy. There is also no safe time to drink during pregnancy, including before a woman knows she is pregnant. FASDs can impact physical, mental, behavioral, and cognitive development across a lifespan resulting in lifelong disabilities.
The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD) Project is jointly funded by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DHMAS).  The overarching project goal is to strengthen collaboration and linkages across child welfare, addiction treatment, medical communities, early care and education systems, and courts to improve outcomes for substance exposed infants, children and their families.
About Advanced Behavioral Health
Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc. (ABH®) is a non-profit behavioral health management company that specializes in administrative services such as utilization management, provider network administration and claims processing, research and dissemination of best practices, health information technology, and data management.
Media Inquires:
Travis Barker BSW, MBA
Director of Business Development, Sales and Marketing
Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc.
213 Court Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860.704.6165/Mobile: 203.815.8874
Fax: 860.638.5302
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