Do you suspect that your child or teen may be affected by exposure to alcohol during the pregnancy?
Alcohol exposure can affect the developing fetus in several ways. However, the main problem is behavior.
A child may not have the typical face we think of as FASD. In fact, he or she may be of normal
intelligence and have no physical symptoms. However, the developing brain may have been
affected so that they:
- Make poor decisions
- Do not consider the consequences of their actions
- Act out when frustrated and have melt-downs
- Lie even when the truth would do just as well
- May be considered ADHD, emotionally disordered, learning disabled
- Do not remember what they have been taught
Come to a support group at PHP for parents and caregivers who are facing the same challenges. The emphasis is on what to do; not on what caused the condition.
The group meets one Wednesday evening each month at PHP at 7:00 p.m. Check the PHP website for future meeting dates.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to know more.