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 Center for MSACD
12 Executive Park Drive NE
Building 12, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
Claire D. Coles, Ph.D.
Karen K. Howell, Ph.D.
ENEC Clinic
Sharonda Malcome
(404) 712-9800
MotherToBaby Georgia
(855) 789-6222

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October 01, 2015
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Toolkit
The month of October is SIDS awareness month across the U.S. The attached toolkit provides resources to promote safe infant sleep.

Sepember 08, 2015
MotherToBaby "Text Counseling" Now Available!
MotherToBaby launches unique "Text Counseling" for reliable information about exposure risks to babies.

July 10, 2015
Looking On The Sunnyside: Sunscreen Use During Pregnancy
MotherToBaby Blog July 2015. Robert Felix, President, MotherToBaby

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HEARTS for Families

Buena Vista/Marion County, Hamilton, Cataula, and Ellerslie/ Harris County

HEARTS for Families, Inc. (HEARTS) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect along with the current focus on underage drinking.  Along with community members in Buena Vista, Marion County and Hamilton, Cataula, and Ellerslie, Harris County, HEARTS has implemented three selected evidence-based environmental strategies specifically targeted at binge and heavy drinking for ages 18-25 year olds.
The environmental strategies are listed below:
  • Community Trials Intervention To Reduce High-Risk Drinking
  • Responsible Beverage Service Training
  • Risk of Drinking and Driving
  • Underage Alcohol Access
  • Restrict Alcohol Advertising and Promotions:  Minimizing Signage
The citizens in Harris and Marion Counties have come together over the last several years by participating in local STEP Up Workgroups meetings.  The STEP Up Workgroups have planned activities like: presentations by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, faith-based activities, a Decoy Workshop, town hall meetings and alcohol education sessions for 18-25 year olds.  In addition, as you visit in the counties, you will see yard signs, posters, newspaper articles, and flyers in church bulletins.                         
The Harris County Workgroup meets the second Wednesday of each month:
STEP Up HEARTS in Harris
Harris County Courthouse
102 N. College Street, Hamilton GA, 31811
Starts @ 1:30 P.M.
  The Marion County Buena Vista Workgroup meets the second Tuesday of each month:
STEP Up HEARTS Buena Vista
Josh Gibson Family Center
20 Gibson Way, 115 Roger ST
Buena Vista GA
11:00 am


November 08, 2015
Move for Moms!
5K/1K, Fun Run & Strollerthon! Sunday November 8, 2015. Piedmont Park, Atlanta. 10:00AM-1:00PM

October 17, 2015
Making Sense of the Madness: FASD 1oh!1
Jeff Noble, Founder and CEO of Noble Initiatives. Saturday October 17, 2015, 2754 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia, Georgia 30058

Sepember 13, 2015
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015. 11:00AM-2:00PM. Hammond Park Pavilion. 705 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

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