The Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota received a grant from the South Dakota Chapter of the March of Dimes to develop a resource guide for pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs.
The Resource Guide: Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy booklet was developed by staff at the center through funding from the March of Dimes. The brochure identifies treatment facilities available in South Dakota for pregnant women and women with dependent children, and lists referral services for pregnant
women and women with dependent children who may use or are at a high risk of using alcohol or drugs. Also addressed through this proposed project include an increase in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) education and awareness, mainly for Department of Health (DOH)-Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) staff at the selected sites.
The Center for Disabilities within the Department of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has been serving individuals in the state for more than 30 years.