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Ohio Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Steering Committee invites you to:

FASD Annual Forum

Coming Together for Ohio’s Families
Sept. 15, 2017

Special guest: Hope Taft, First Lady of Ohio, emeritus

Keynote: Kathleen Mitchell, Vice President National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Join us as we report to the community about progress made to increase awareness about FASD. The event is free and open to the public. Application for CEUs will be submitted. (See the entire agenda below.)

To be held at:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Rd #E 
Columbus, OH 43229

Lunch orders have already been submitted. You can still register without a lunch selection: Registration without lunch

FASD Annual Forum Program Description:

This workshop will focus on how alcohol and other drug use can impact a women’s health, family, children and their unborn babies.  Participants will learn about the lifelong cognitive, neurological, and mental health disorders related to prenatal alcohol exposure. The historic models of addiction and recovery will be explored and discussed. The focus of the workshop is to increase understanding on women and their families living with substance use disorders (SUD) and examine the impact that education and treatment provides to help to reframe expectations and to improve outcomes with families living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and addictions. Participants will receive free NOFAS resources.

FASD Annual Forum Agenda

 8:45-9:15am            Registration/ Check-in

9:15-9:30am            Welcoming Remarks

  • Grace Kolliesuah- OhioMHAS /Bureau Chief Children & Families
  • Sandra Oxley- ODH/Bureau Chief Maternal & Child Health
  • Tracy Plouck- OhioMHAS/ Director
  • Lance Himes- ODH/Director

Reading of the FASD Resolution – Bonnie Shuman/ FASD Steering Committee Member

9:30-10am               Recognition Ceremony-

  • Karen Kimbrough OhioMHAS- FASD Steering Committee Chair
  • Alexis Martin ODH- FASD Steering Committee Co-Chair

10-10:15am                Honorary Speaker- Hope Taft- 1st Lady (1999-2007)

10:25-12:25pm         Keynote Speaker- Kathy Mitchell NOFAS-Vice President

12:30-1pm                 Networking Lunch

1:00-3:15pm             FASD Strategic Plan Process–Janet Bosserman/ Double Arc Director

3:15-3:30pm             Closing Remarks/ Evaluations



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