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  • Noon Webinar
    September 23, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FSAD) is an umbrella term describing conditions caused by prenatal alcohol use, which affect approximately 40,000 infants every year. Professionals can play an important role in providing information to the public and preventing FASDs.  This free presentation via Zoom will take a deeper look into both the causes and short and long-term effects of FSADs. We will also dispel some of the common myths surrounding FASDs and provide the most up to date information!

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a group of conditions caused when an infant withdraws from certain drugs (usually opioids) after being exposed in utero. Learn about the signs of NAS and the complications that can develop as the child grows and develops.

This workshop is geared toward professionals who are interested in messaging and prevention.

Presenter: Josh Mountz, MEd, is a prevention specialist for Compass Mark. In 1998 he earned a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College and followed up with a certificate in Education in 2007. He also earned a Masters Degree in Education from Saint Francis University in 2014, and is currently working towards becoming a certified prevention specialist. He speaks regularly on the topic of gambling focusing on the area of loot boxes and adolescence. He also serves as a member of Compass Mark’s SAP training team.

1.5 Act 48 credits for educators are available.

Please reach out to Laura Wiechecki at Lwiechecki@compassmark.org with any questions or if you’d like to submit questions to the presenter prior to the presentation.

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