Sunday, December 9, 2012

FASD News - 50/2012


NEWS and ARTICLES
HealthCanal.com (Australia) - Population-based study provides new alcohol and pregnancy data
From the findings of the first-ever population-based study of its kind in Australia, a Curtin University researcher has released a report highlighting the impact of maternal alcohol consumption on the health and development of children.
Herald Sun (Australia) - Hospitals under fire from medical chief for offering alcohol to pregnant women
HOSPITALS are offering pregnant mums wine and beer - despite doctors' alarm over the number of "booze babies" born with brain damage.
SBS (Australia) - MPs want fetal alcohol warning on drinks
All alcoholic drinks should carry a health warning for pregnant women, a parliamentary committee says.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Booze risks for unborn spur mum into action
A mother of a disabled son is pleading for warning labels to be slapped on alcohol to prevent hundreds of children being born brain-damaged every year.
ABC Online (Australia) - Inquiry to report on fetal alcohol problem
Australia's love of alcohol is well documented - even celebrated. Less publicised are the consequences of pregnant women who drink and damage their unborn babies.
Lethbridge Herald (Canada) - Reaching out to FASD victims
As a former young offenders centre employee and group home worker, Brent Lorenz learned to work with struggling kids before they got wrapped up in a life of crime. Now a constable with the Lethbridge regional police, he's the only police officer in the world who deals specifically with youth who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Canada First Perspective (Canada) - Society 'will feel impact' of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
A First Nations leader said fetal alcohol spectrum disorder — also known as FASD — is an "alarming" problem amongst Canada's Aboriginal population.
AllAfrica.com (South Africa) - South Africa: Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Campaign in Carnavon
Alcohol is killing the moral fibre of our society, and it has now reached a point where unborn babies are disabled for life due to the fact that mothers are consuming alcohol during pregnancy. This phenomena has rocked the rural town of De Aar, to point where it is now the town with the highest reported incidences of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

UPCOMING EVENTS
First International Conference on Prevention of FASD
Call for Abstracts Now Open
Provincial Outreach Program - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Justice System (webinar)
This webcast will share knowledge and information about FASD and the justice system by:
· briefly exploring what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is;
· presenting on a program designed and implemented by the Asante Centre for youth involved in the justice system with FASD (including findings and statistics);
· sharing research findings focusing on substance abuse (drug and alcohol programs for youth with FASD) being lead by the Asante Centre; and
· describing Manitoba’s Youth Justice FASD program for youth involved the criminal justice system (including challenges and recommendations)
SFU - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conferences
This conference is a 3-day juried hearing of evidence and scientific findings that allows for the engagement and collaboration of citizens, decision makers in government, and the justice system in addressing a specific set of key questions on legal issues of FASD.

MATERIALS and VIDEOS
Best Start - Breastfeeding and Alcohol Use: Parent Knowledge and Behaviours in Ontario, 2011
The Best Start Resource Centre would like to thank Leger Marketing for completing this Ontario parent survey about breastfeeding and alcohol use, providing the data analysis and identifying preliminary trends.
NOFAS - Tania Peterman on living with FASD
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is the leading voice and resource of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) community. Founded in 1990, NOFAS is the only international non-profit organization committed solely to FASD primary prevention, advocacy and support.
CAPHC - Beyond Screening - Understanding the Core Deficits and Diagnosis of FASD
This webinar is an extension of our webinar series on screening tools for FASD.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Rodinka (Slovakia) - Čo by ste povedali tehotnej, ktorá pije alkohol?
Takouto jednoduchou otázkou začínala konferencia Návratu, venovaná FAS-cinujúcim deťom. Tak si skúste sami pred sebou v duchu odpovedať.
Delfi (Estonia) - Karskusliit: kinkige oma veel sündimata lapsele alkoholivaba 9 kuud
Alkoholi tarvitamine raseduse ajal põhjustab erinevaid kahjustusi vähemalt 1%-le Euroopa Liidu elanikest, mõjutades seega umbes 5 miljonit inimest. Tegemist on seega Euroopa Liidus sünnidefektide ja arenguhäirete juhtiva põhjusega, mis on samas 100% ennetatav.

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