FASCETS granted Ukraine Works Ltd the right to include Ukrainian and Russian translations of Diane Malbin's book Trying Differently Rather Than Harder on its website.
U.S. Peace Corps director Michael Ketover emailed Ukraine based volunteers information about a lecture by Dr. Phil May, lead author of the FASD Prevlance Study published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Across the four regions studied, Dr. May estimated that as many as 1 in 20 first graders have FASD.
NOFAS-UA received a letter from a student expressing gratitude on behalf of the group for Oxana Boichuk's presentation at Kyiv's Monastery of St Ursula.
Two Peace Corps volunteers have asked to work with NOFAS-UA to prevent FASD
Anne Linden was interviewed by Peace Corps Ukraine about her work there over the past 25 years with special attention paid to her recent work as founder and director of Ukraine Works Ltd. Anne was a member of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Ukraine.
Berlin. Two women, members of FASD Deutschland told her that between the two of them, they had adopted 3 children from Ukraine. All three have since been medically diagnosed with FAS.
Anne Linden was given an award by the Kolomiya Regional Children's Hospital for her work preventing FASD
Anne Linden met with a graphic artist regarding designs for a FAS prevention billboard. Galina Kapustyak, director of the Ivano-Frankivsk based advertising agency Tramplin has offered to rent space for the billboard near the entry to Precarpathia Universtiy providing UWL comes up with the design. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Washington had awarded UWL a $300 sub-grant to help fund the project.
Oxana Boichuk and Anne Linden were interviewed by Maxim Pristupa on Radio Maria, Voice of the Roman Catholic Church about their work on FAS prevention.
Oxana Boichuk showed the A Child for Life video at Kyiv's Monastery of St. Ursula to nine university students and 3 nuns. Only one had heard of fetal alcohol syndrome.
FASD Awareness Day. UWL and NOFAS-UA showed the A Child for Life video in Kolomiya's Svitovid Art Center to a mixed group of students, parents and doctors. Neonatologist Nataliya Karpenko stressed the importance of preventing FAS. Katiya Veryga, owner of Café Bukinist, contributed refreshments, the largest contribution yet received from a Ukrainian.
Two students: Uliya Schchepan and Uliana Boichuk presented Volodymir Tkachuk, Principal of the Kolomiya Gymnasium, with a flier they'd designed advertising the upcoming public showing of the A Child for Life video.
Oxana Boichuk and Anne Linden met with Dr. Luydmila Tachinska, Head Neonatologist in Ivano-Frankivsk's Prenatal Center. Dr. Tachinska reported having recently diagnosed a newborn with fetal alcohol syndrome which she'd been able to do thanks to material provided by Ukraine Works Ltd. Dr. Tachinska offered to arrange for a showing of the A Child for Life video on Ivano-Frankivsk TV, to organize a meeting of all gynocologists in the oblast and to conduct a follow-up meeting with the oblast's neonatologists.
Ukraine Works Ltd. was founded in the fall of 2007, the result of a request for information about “fetal alcohol” made by Stephan Severylov, then Director of the Mykolychin Internat (school for children with special needs). According to him, there was no information in Ukraine on FAS.
Ukraine Works Ltd was incorporated in the State of Vermont on February 20, 2008 and was granted tax-exempt status as a public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3) on February 2, 2010 effective as of the date of incorporation.
Ukraine Works began by translating Canadian publications: Strategies Not Solutions and Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Building Strengths, Creating Hope into Ukrainian for use by the Mykolychin Internat. These were translated with permission from The Child and Youth Working Group, part of the Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Network and Alberta Learning. See Resources to download these at no cost.