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 Center for MSACD
12 Executive Park Drive Ne
2nd Floor, Building 12
Atlanta, GA 30329
Claire D. Coles, Ph.D.
Karen K. Howell, Ph.D.
ENEC Clinic
Lisa Doroshenko
(404) 712-9800

MotherToBaby Georgia
(855) 789-6222

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March 03, 2015
World Birth Defects Day
MotherToBaby Blog. March, 2015. Lori Wolfe, Certified Genetic Counselor and Teratogen Information Specialist.

Februrary 12, 2015
GA Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies Annual Conference
February 12 & 13, 2015 Exhibit by Dr. Karen Howell Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel Atlanta, Georgia

Februrary 05, 2015
When Measles Strike
February, 2015 MotherToBabyGA Blog Sonia Alvarado

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HEARTS for Families: Millen, Swainsboro, and Sylvania 

HEARTS for Families, Inc. is dedicated to the prevention of underage drinking through the Implementation of strategies specific to communities throughout the state of Georgia.
HEARTS Millen, Swainsboro, and Sylvania has three strategies.  There are two environmental strategies, Be the Wall and Promoting Social Host Liability, and one individual level strategy, All Stars Core Program, Millen and Swainsboro.  Be the Wall is a positive community norms campaign where adults and youth pledge to Be the Wall between youth and alcohol.  Promoting Social Host Liability is designed to pass ordinances where adults are held accountable for allowing underage drinking on their property.  All Stars is a program for youth ages 11-14 where they learn decision making skills and strengthen bonds with peers and parents/caring adults. There are currently two programs in Millen, Swainsboro, and Sylvania – Jenkins Middle After School Program in Millen and One Unity Mentoring Program in Swainsboro.
There are two STEP Up Workgroups in Millen, Swainsboro, and Sylvania – STEP Up Millen/Sylvania and STEP Up Swainsboro.  Workgroups meet the second Thursday of each month:
STEP Up Millen/Sylvania
Jenkins Family Enrichment Center
527 Barney Avenue, Millen
Starts at 1 pm
STEP Up Swainsboro
Sudie Fulford Center
131 College Circle, Swainsboro
Starts at 11:00 am
Denise Ward, Millen, Swainsboro, and Sylvania Project Coordinator, can be reached at  Please contact Denise or visit to volunteer and to receive the HEARTS newsletter.


April 30, 2015
2015 Neonatology Conference
Exhibit by Dr. Karen Howell. April 30-May 1, 2015 Emory Conference Center Atlanta, Georgia

April 25, 2015
Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Day
Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center 4651 Britt Rd. Norcross, GA 30093

April 06, 2015
National Rx Drug Abuse Summit
April 6-9, 2015. Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. Atlanta, GA.

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