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PCPA FASD Work Group and Member Meeting
August 13, 2008

Mark your calendars for a special work group meeting and much more September 8!

The PCPA FASD Services Work Group will meet:

  • September 8, 1:30 p.m.
  • Room 39, East Wing, State Capitol, Harrisburg.
  • Special thanks to Rep. Barbara McIlvaine-Smith for sponsoring the meeting room.

Agenda: The last action by the association’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Services Work Group was to promote efforts to seek a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) subcontract for the development of an FASD assessment and treatment service for children in Pennsylvania. That goal has been achieved! The leadership of that program from CO-MHAR and St. Christopher’s Hospital of Philadelphia will join the work group to review the design and implementation of this evidence-based program.

Pre-meeting Event: The meeting will be proceeded by the state’s kick-off of FASD Awareness Week. It is hoped this will include the unveiling of the FASD Task Force Plan for Pennsylvania and other important presentations. The Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs (BDAP) invites individuals to attend an FASD Expo on September 8 in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol, Harrisburg, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.. Guest speakers will include Mr. Dan Dubovsky, SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence, and Ms. Janice Kopelman, Department of Health, Acting Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Watch the BDAP web site, www.health.state.pa.us/bdap, for further details on FASD Awareness Week.

Come to Harrisburg for the day and participate in the state expo, celebration, and the PCPA meeting at 1:30 p.m.  Please RSVP by email to erin@paproviders.org.

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