Monday, July 2, 2018

FASD News - 26/2018

AAP News - Is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder More Common Than We Think?
Looking at the data from this superb study, the answer is yes. Not only that, we're likely missing the diagnosis in the vast majority of affected children.
northumberlandnews.com (Canada) - Trent Hills to promote awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The municipality has joined the Province of Ontario in declaring Sept. 9 as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day or FASDay.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Doctor: Booze industry needs mandatory warnings for pregnant women
New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) chair Dr Kate Baddock is calling for mandatory labelling on alcoholic drinks packaging to warn of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, which can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
HeraldLIVE (South Africa) - Alcohol abuse alarm
Social Development MEC Dr Pumza Dyantyi has raised deep concern about the high incidence of foetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) in farming areas stretching from Joubertina into the Langkloof.
Metro (POland) - Mum was so drunk her baby was 10 times over the drink drive limit at birth
A drunk mother gave birth to a baby that was 10 times over the alcohol limit. The new born arrived two months prematurely and was found to have severe levels of alcohol in his system.
Irish Times (Ireland) - It is not the glass of wine that really helps you unwind
Once upon a time, when people finished work, they relaxed. But they did it in a peculiar way. They had dinner, or talked, or read the newspaper, or played with the children, or went for a walk – and the peculiar part is that they did it without pouring a glass of wine.

UPCOMING
EUFASD - European Conference on FASD 2018
The EUFASD conferences bring together academics, educators, non-governmental organisations and charities, legislators and politicians, lawyers and individuals involved in the criminal justice system, birth and adoptive families alongside individuals who themselves have FASD; shared learning will help promote the understanding of this disorder in Germany, Europe and internationally.
FASD Hub Australia - Australasian FASD 2018 Conference- November 21st-22nd 2018, Perth
We are delighted to invite you to the 2nd Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Conference (FASD2018) from November 21st – 22nd 2018.
Community Living North Halton - TRAINING FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS AND PROFESSIONALS SUPPORTING SOMEONE WITH DIAGNOSED OR SUSPECTED FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER (FASD)
Gain a better understanding of the needs of individuals living with FASD; Benefit from shared beliefs and priorities; Receive coaching with an FASD perspective; Expand your skills and knowledge within the family’s circle of support.

MATERIALS and VIDEOS
Stay Healthycommunity - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD PUBLICHEALTH
What is fetal alcohol spectrum disorder : a public health perspective. How community can create a supportive environment for woman : Health promotion strategies for FASD.
FASD Network of Saskatchewan - Justice Support Services at the FASD Network
Thanks to a grant from the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan now has a support worker dedicated to providing supports and services for individuals with FASD who have involvement in the Saskatchewan justice system.
mofasorg - MOFAS Priority: Prevention Programs
With the right supports, mothers with substance use disorders can maintain sobriety and lead healthier lives with their children. MOFAS works to provide these supports through the Family-Centered Long-Term Recovery Supports grant.
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Alcohol and Pregnancy
Drinking alcohol while pregnant is a leading cause of birth defects in a fetus. Everything a mother drinks also goes to the fetus. Alcohol is broken down more slowly in the immature body of the fetus than in the body of an adult.

RESEARCH
Queen's Graduate Theses and Dissertations - DEFICITS IN EYE MOVEMENT CONTROL IN ADULTS WITH FASD
Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are believed to be overrepresented in the criminal justice system (CJS).
Alcoholism - Effect of choline supplementation on neurological, cognitive and behavioral outcomes in offspring arising from alcohol exposure during development: A quantitative systematic review of clinical and preclinical studies
This review suggests that choline supplementation has the potential to ameliorate specific behavioral, neurological and cognitive deficits in offspring caused by fetal alcohol exposure, at least in preclinical studies.
Addiction Research & Theory - Stakeholder perspectives on the stigma of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Results described the stigma experienced by different stakeholders related to FASD by identifying specific candidates for stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. These findings can be used to inform further assessment of stigma and also the development of tailored anti-stigma interventions.
Alcoholism - Combined Face‐Brain Morphology and Associated Neurocognitive Correlates In Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Combined morphology analysis of the caudate nucleus, and the corpus callosum, with the face, better identify those with FAS. Caudate nucleus asymmetry was reduced for FAS compared to controls and is strongly associated with general cognitive ability, verbal learning and recall in those with prenatal alcohol exposure.
Research on Social Work Practice - Reducing Substance-Exposed Pregnancy and HIV Among Juvenile Justice Adolescent Females
The results suggest strong acceptability and feasibility with high client satisfaction and client/therapist ratings, 91% session completion, and positive open-ended responses.
ANZJOG - The provision of alcohol and breastfeeding information by maternal health practitioners in the Australian setting
Despite the existence of a national alcohol guideline for breastfeeding women, maternal health practitioners are not incorporating this advice into their everyday practice with lactating women.
Psychoneuroendocrinology - Interactive effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and chronic stress in adulthood on anxiety-like behavior and central stress-related receptor mRNA expression: sex- and time-dependent effects
Children and adults prenatally exposed to alcohol show higher rates of mental health problems than unexposed individuals, with depression and anxiety being among the more commonly encountered disorders.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (Germany) - Fetales Alkoholsyndrom: Lingener bekamen Alkohol im Mutterleib
Lingen. Deutschlandweit werden jedes Jahr etwa 10.000 Babys mit alkoholbedingten Schädigungen geboren, weil ihre Mütter neun Monate nicht auf Alkohol verzichten konnten oder wollten. Die Lingenerin Gisela Michalowski hat drei Pflegekinder und ein Adoptivkind.

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