Chicago Heights , IL–(ENEWSPF)– Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a preventable cause of intellectual disabilities and birth defects. In observance of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Day, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a FASD Forum to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with FASD.
The forum will be held on Wednesday, September 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the college’s Business and Community Education Center located at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. This date is chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol.
Licensed professional counselors, social workers, school teachers, and individuals who would like to learn more about FASD are encouraged to attend. The forum offers 4.5 continuing education units (CEU) for eligible professionals.
The forum is free, but registration is required by calling (708) 709-3750 or visiting matteson.prairiestate.edu. For more information contact Julie DeLong, coordinator, continuing professional education, at (708) 709-7919 or [email protected].