Clayton State University’s Applied Developmental Psychology Graduate Students and Associate Professor/Applied Developmental Psychology Coordinator Dr. Samuel J. Maddox recently had the opportunity to support Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day Proclamation.
Maddox and the Clayton State students met with Deal at the state capitol for a photo opportunity. In attendance from Clayton State were Maddox and students Erin A. Stewart, Taleesa Peck, April Marie Daniels and Maria Morales-Beale.
“On behalf of Clayton State’s Applied Developmental Psychology program, I would like to say we were honored to be a part of this opportunity and hope that our participation in this event and our continued dedication to advocating for youth will help promote awareness and action throughout the community,” says Maddox.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual prenatally-exposed to alcohol. These effects may include physical, mental behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with lifelong implications.