Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on the negative impact it has on children and their families was discussed in a free presentation on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The event took place from 1-4 p.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center at Cal State San Bernardino. The event was a wonderful success with over 150 faculty, students, and community members in attendance. The event was also live-streamed throughout the university. With two satellite locations: Palm Desert Campus and Vietnam.Among the speakers were Rachelle Feiler, Carolyn Shaputnic, and Diana Simmes. FASD is the leading known cause of mental disabilities in the U.S. and research shows that 60 percent of adolescents with the disorder have been in some kind of legal trouble. Thirty-five percent of those with FASD aged 12 or older have been incarcerated at least once in their lives.
Sponsors of the event include CSUSB's Institute for Child Development and Family Relations, The CSUSB Center for Developmental Disabilities, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the department of psychology and the School of Social Work.
The event will be archived and available on the ACM website in the near future.
To learn more about The Institute for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Discovery at UC San Diego, contact Kathie Johnson at (858) 246-0047 or email@example.com.