Alcohol use during pregnancy is one of the leading preventable causes of intellectual disabilities. Through the ongoing "Go The Whole 9" Campaign, St. Louis Arc works to raise awareness that:
There is no safe amount of any type of alcohol to drink at anytime during a pregnancy. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are 100% preventable.
St. Louis Arc's Prevention Services include:
Training for Teens and Young Adults
Educators and youth workers may obtain a free tool kit to teach their group about the harmful effects of alcohol on a developing baby. Each tool kit contains a taped version of our Interactive Presentation, a supplemental DVD produced by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration, a downloadable facilitator's guide, handout materials, resources and web links to more information. Or, for a small fee, we can bring our Interactive Presentation to your group in person!
To obtain a FREE tool kit or learn more about scheduling an Interactive Presentation, please email Prevention Services, or call 314-817-2247.
Resources for Families
The children and families affected by prenatal alcohol exposure may need specialized support. Resources, referral, and possible support services are available. Please email Prevention Services or call 314-817-2247 for more information.
Resources for the Community
St. Louis Arc makes available an interactive booth designed to teach about prenatal alcohol exposure at your community event, health fair, conference or school event. Along with the booth and materials, a trained facilitator will engage your audience in discussion and answer questions. This service is free, however, available dates are limited. Please email Prevention Services or call 314-817-2247 for more information.
Resources for the Media
As knowledgeable authorities on the subject of prenatal alcohol exposure, St. Louis Arc is always prepared to offer expert commentary and timely, accurate information to radio, television, print and online journalists. For media requests, please contact Courtney Chazen, Director of Communications and Public Relations or call 314-817-2232.