Welcome to NOFAS-Missouri
NOFAS-Missouri is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, and provides education, training, support, and advocacy on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
NOFAS-Missouri is committed to raising public and professional awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and prior to becoming pregnant and addressing the needs of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families.
CDC Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy
NOFAS Missouri, through the work of Dr. Leigh Tenkku Lepper and her team at the University of Missouri, is part of the CDC Collaborative in developing discipline-specific training for healthcare providers directed towards reducing the number of women who may drink during the pregnancy period. This collaborative developed online training on prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies for the disciplines of Family Medicine, Nursing, Social Workers, OBGYNs and Medical Assistants. Pediatricians were also included in this project focused more on identification and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
The University of Missouri team developed two online training modules, The Role of the OBGYN and the Prevention of FASD and Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for the Healthcare Professional, located at both the new CDC FASD Training and Education website and on its own website, Catalyst Learning Center
All of the online training modules developed through the University of Missouri team over the past 10 years are now located on our Training page.