Nine Zero Conference  
Nine Months of Pregnancy, Zero Alcohol & Drugs!
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Friday, September 7, 2007
9:00AM - 4:00PM
(Registration begins at 8:00 AM)

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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NineZero Conference Sponsored by
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Task Force of Santa Clara County

Welcome Letter | Planning Committee
FASD Task Force of Santa Clara County

Dear Sponsors,

            The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Task Force of Santa Clara County (FASD SCC) would like to thank you for your past support on preventing FASD.  We are currently in the planning stages of our Nine Zero conference on Friday, September 7, 2007.  We will launch our Nine Zero marketing campaign at the conference, making the statement that during the nine months of pregnancy, there is no safe amount of alcohol a woman can drink, zero!  The conference precedes the 13th Annual International FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) International Awareness Day on September 9, 2007.  So far, we have booked our keynote speaker, Dr. Ira Chasnoff, a leader and an expert in preventing FASD.  Our hope is to raise enough money to afford the Marriott in Santa Clara as our venue.

            The conference will include a health faire component with multiple non-profit agencies, primarily who focus on prevention, treatment and recovery of alcohol and other drug addictions.  There will be break-out sessions addressing critical topics such as the impact on our juvenile justice system, adult justice system, foster care system, educational system, and health care, such as Universal Screening.  We will involve judges, local politicians and department heads in taking a critical look at this issue, along with direct line service staff.

            As you know, Alcohol causes permanent brain damage that lasts throughout the baby's lifetime, resulting in learning disabilities, attention deficits, birth defects and behavior disorders that make it very difficult for an individual to function in life.  It is 100% preventable so long as a woman abstains from drinking during her pregnancy.

            The FASD Task Force of Santa Clara County is requesting to support the FASD Nine Zero Conference. The event will reach 300 - 500 people. We are very excited about collaborating with you to take this to the next level by joining our Nine Zero campaign and supporting our Nine Zero Conference in the Fall. Thank you for taking our request into consideration. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions at (408) 281-6575.


Debbie Miranda, CADC II
Chair, FASD Task Force of Santa Clara County  <top>

Nine Zero Conference Planning Committee and FASD Task Force of Santa Clara County <top>

Nancy Bain
Therapist/Clinical Lead
Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol & Drug Services

Amy Brinkman
Prevention Specialist
Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol & Drug Services

Raj Gill
Perinatal Substance Abuse Coordinator
Santa Clara County Public Health Department -- MCAH

Kym Haas
Therapist/Clinical Supervisor
ARH-Parisi House on the Hill

Elisa Hernandez
Health Education Specialist
Blue Cross of California

Debbie Miranda
Program Director
ARH-Parisi House on the Hill
Chair of FASD Task Force of Santa Clara County

Jayne Mulhern
Case Manager

Gardner Family Health Network

Marilyn Waite
FASD Task Force of Santa Clara County 

...Raising the capacity of our community to prevent, identify,
and address problems related to prenatal drinking...

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