Welcome to NOFAS
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.
Dr. Tenkku Lepper Receives $1.1 Million Grant from CDC
Dr. Leigh Tenkku Lepper, Associate Research Professor and Director for Research at the MU School of Social Work and Master in Public Health program, received a $1.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant is titled, "Mental and Reproductive Health in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Practice Implementation Center." Dr. Tenkku Lepper is working with national colleagues across the country including NASW and ACOG, specifically working with social workers and OB-GYN providers and residents. This four year project will design and implement education and training for providers to take a more active role in discussing alcohol use with their female patients. Long-term outcomes are to embed screening and brief intervention within the practice setting, whether clinical or agency-based.
NOFAS BAR COASTER SURVEY
Research on Healthy Kinship Families
Parents, grandparents, or other loved ones caring for children!!! If you could take a moment to help Karen and complete this brief survey. Each participant will receive a Kinship Care Resource Guide and be entered in a drawing for a $100 giftcard!!!
Karen Traylor, ParentLink Family Support Specialist, is a PhD student asking the research question, "What works to keep relative and kinship families healthy and their children successful?" Karen's research is under the direction of Dr. Keith Herman, MU College of Education's Dept. of Education, School, and Counseling Psychology.
Disability Should Disqualify Killer from Death Penalty
Dr Tenkku speaks to Columbia Tribune about FASD in the case of Ernest Johnson
International FASD Awareness Day