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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

Individuals & Families

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This section provides information to serve individuals, families, communities, and agencies across the state of Georgia. We provide a range of services that include: workshops, educational materials, trainings, genetic counseling, and research programs, diagnostic and clinical services.

Providers

People

This section provides information to support those working with mothers and children. Practitioners caring for prenatally-exposed children may need to know more about various teratogenic effects on child development and behavior. In addition to an overview of our services, we provide educational materials and information about additional resources.

Researchers

ProvidersThis section provides information for those seeking evidence-based material or current research activities taking place at the Center. Since 1980, the Center has performed research to understand how prenatal exposure affects health outcomes and development.

News

July 09, 2014
The Science Of Pumping And Dumping
July MotherToBaby GA Blog Pat Olney, MS, CGC

May 20, 2014
FAS and Heart Defects
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) heart defects may be caused by altered function, not structure.

April 29, 2014
FAS Mistaken for ADHD
Kids' FAS mistaken for ADHD, due to misassignment of mental age

March 28, 2014
FAS and Social Skills
Alcohol in pregnancy causes children to have impaired social skills

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MSACD's Response to Pregnancy Incarceration Law

pregincarceration      The state of Tennessee made national headline news on April 30th.  After passing the state house and senate, Gov. Bill Haslam signed bill SB1391 into law.  This law is the first in the US to authorize the arrest and incarceration of women who use illicit drugs during pregnancy.  Healthcare providers, addiction experts, reproductive and civil rights advocates, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy urged the governor to veto a bill that would allow prosecutors to charge a pregnant woman with criminal assault.

       Many opponents argue that this law may discourage pregnant women from seeking prenatal care and treatment for their addiction.  Opponents also argue that this law may have a disproportionate effect on minority women, or those with low incomes.  In addition, it puts medical personnel in a position of law enforcement by needing to report cases. Read more

Events

June 19, 2014
26th Annual Conference on Breastfeeding
Promoting and Protecting Babies' Health March 16-17, 2015 Emory Conference Center Atlanta, Georgia

June 10, 2014
"Bringing Advocates Together"
NOFAS Awards Reception Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) Washington, DC

June 09, 2014
The Implications of Prenatal Drug Exposure
Dr. Claire D. Coles "The Implications of Prenatal Drug Exposure" 630 pm - 730 pm Registration at 6pm