71 - Rock Star Advocate - A Conversation with Susan Elsworth

July 27, 2021

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience.


Episode 71 shines a spotlight on Susan Elsworth, Founder and Executive Director of Indiana NOFAS, Inc. - a nonprofit corporation serving families and individuals with prenatal exposure to substances and alcohol. Susan is also the Director of Perinatal Substance Abuse and Family Advocacy for Mental Health America of Indiana. Susan is the NOFAS Affiliate Coordinator of the NOFAS network. Indiana NOFAS is a subsidiary of Mental Health America of Indiana, who seeks to provide support and services to individuals and their families, while advocating for positive system change a holistic across the lifespan.


During this HOPE FILLED episode, Susan explores the following topics: her family's journey in FASD, the transformation of her as a "Go-To Mom About FASD" to FASD Parent Advocate, the importance of safety plans, the importance of grieving, the innovative educational and training opportunities offered through Indiana NOFAS and her words of encouragement and hope for the FASD community. 




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