Sunday, September 8, 2019

FASD News - 36/2019

Regina Leader-Post (Canada) - U of R project supporting Indigenous people with FASD in justice system
For people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), navigating the court system can be confusing and overwhelming as they try to understand their charges, meet with their lawyer and keep track of their court appearances.
Canada NewsWire (Canada) - Government of Canada announces funding to help create awareness around Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading known cause of preventable developmental disability in Canada. It affects the brain and body of people prenatally exposed to alcohol. People living with FASD can face life-long mental, physical, behavioural and learning disabilities.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - Funding lacking for FASD families: expert
Better funding is needed to help families struggling with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder - and the emphasis needs to be put on identifying the condition, a University of Otago specialist says. (New Zealand) - Support and understanding of individuals with FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be in the spotlight this weekend when experts on FASD, parents, caregivers and professionals convene in Wellington to discuss the consequences of a diagnosis of FASD and approaches to assist those living with this lifelong disability.
Nunavut News (Canada) - Resource centre launches photo project for FASD awareness month
For the new Piruqatigiit Resource Centre‘s first foray into International FASD Awareness Month, it has planned a full slate of activities for Iqalungmiut and a special territory-wide project.
HSC Newsbeat (USA) - Reaching for a Cure
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded the New Mexico Alcohol Research Center (NMARC) a five-year renewal of its Specialized Alcohol Research Center P50 grant. (New Zealand) - Diagnosis key to improving quality of life for those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
For Nelson mum Cat Ward, a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder changed the life of her son for the better.
Stornoway Gazette (UK) - Alcohol and Pregnancy – What’s the harm?
This year’s International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day falls on September 9th, where the Outer Hebrides Alcohol & Drug Partnership (OHADP) and NHS Western Isles will be spreading the word on how drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause harm to the unborn baby.
HeraldScotland (Scotland) - Help service for children affected by alcohol extended
A SUPPORT service for adopted children with prenatal alcohol-related problems has been extended after overwhelming need in its first three months.
ABC News (Australia) - The lost battle to get help for a brain-damaged teen before he rioted at Don Dale
Before the extra years were added to his sentence and before the trouble that led to them, authorities were warned that a teenage boy with severe cognitive impairments was deteriorating in Darwin's Don Dale youth detention centre and needed help.
Times of Malta (Malta) - ‘Don’t drink in pregnancy’
Whatever you eat or drink is shared with your baby. Foods and liquids pass from you to your baby through the placenta. So a mother needs to ensure that she is passing nutritious foods during pregnancy to her baby. - ‘Ongoing vigilance’ needed raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The Kitchener woman listens to people talking about their children going off to university and knows she needs to focus on different milestones for Alexis and Austin.
Social Work Blog - September Is FASD Awareness Month
Serious health effects, a simple prevention message: no alcohol use during pregnancy. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of intellectual and developmental delays and disabilities in the United States.
RCNi - Why it is vital to diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome
The exposure of children to alcohol is a growing problem, yet there is only one specialist clinic for the syndrome in the UK
ADF (Australia) - Beautiful Bumps for FASD Awareness Day
International FASD Awareness Day is observed at 9:09 am on the 9th day of the 9th month every year to highlight the importance of being alcohol-free for the nine months of a pregnancy.
South African Government (South Africa) - Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina addresses International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness day, 9 Sept
Deputy Minister Gina and MEC Mosenogi to address the International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day in Potchefstroom, North West

PreventionInstitute1 - Alcohol and Pregnancy: Let’s change the conversation
This video was created to raise awareness about FASD prevention for FASD Awareness Month.
AlcoholFreePregnancy - Mocktail Video Campaign!
You’re invited! Calling all members of the FASD community! Submit your own short video of yourself with your favorite mocktail! NOFAS will feature your video in September for FASD Awareness Month!
Orchids Admin - What is an FASD and Why Do I Need to Know This?
A 30-minute introduction to FASD for educational and residential staff presented by Jackie Wille at Shepherd College on September 19, 2017
Adoption UK Scotland - FASD Hub Scotland
Francois Verster - Colleen Adams on intellectual disability & FASD ROUGH
Bow Valley College - Selected Films & Documentaries for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A new POPFASD podcast series that highlights research, personal stories, strategies, and more related to education and FASD.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - The conversation matters: a qualitative study exploring the implementation of alcohol screening and brief interventions in antenatal care in Scotland
This is the first study to explore implementation leaders’ experiences of antenatal SBI delivery and identify possible changes in disclosure rates arising from the approach taken.
Developmental neurobiology - Analysis of Drosophila Nervous System Development Following an Early, Brief Exposure to Ethanol
Altogether, this study establishes a new system to examine the effects of alcohol exposure in embryos and the potential to conduct large scale genetics screens to uncover novel factors that sensitize or protect neurons to the effects of alcohol.
Europe PMC - Swazi Pregnant Women's Knowledge on Consuming Alcoholic Beverages
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) affect all nations harshly, however, very little is known about the scope of FASD in Swaziland.
Research in developmental disabilities - Caregiver and family quality of life for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The results demonstrate that there are multidimensional challenges for caregivers and families. These findings have important implications for policy and practice regarding the provision of supports and services for children with FASD and their families.
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - C-49 Externalizing Behavior Differences Between FASD and ACC: 11-13 Year Olds
Treatment plans for those with FAS and ACC differ greatly from the commonly provided misdiagnoses of Autism, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, which can leave clients with FAS and ACC misunderstood and improperly treated.
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health - Outcomes and needs of health and education professionals following fetal alcohol spectrum disorder‐specific training
This is the first study to document training and practice experiences of Australian and New Zealand professionals in relation to FASD.
Youth Justice - ‘He Has Problems; He Is Not the Problem . . .’ A Qualitative Study of Non-Custodial Staff Providing Services for Young Offenders Assessed for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in an Australian Youth Detention Centre
Little is known about the challenges non-custodial youth detention centre staff face supporting young people with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
University of Calgary - Cumulative Risk and Mental Health Outcomes in Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between cumulative risk factors (both prenatally and postnatally) on mental health outcomes of children exposed to alcohol prenatally.
University of Guelph - Evaluating the Impact of Clinical Evidence about FASD on Attributions and Decisions in a Criminal Justice Context
Recent calls for legislative and policy reform to address the overrepresentation of individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the criminal justice system are likely to increase the amount of FASD-related evidence in Canadian courtrooms.
UTS Pharmacology - A Look into Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy
It’s been known that drinking has many negative effects on the unborn child. Is there a safe amount that can be enjoyed? Exactly how much of the alcohol consumed reaches the child? We’ll be answering these questions today amongst other factors.
Current Opinion in Toxicology - Toxicant and teratogenic effects of prenatal alcohol
Prenatal alcohol exposure can result in growth, cognitive, and behavioral deficits due to the toxicant and teratogenic effects of alcohol.
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Our aim was to evaluate the possible correlation between maternal alcohol consumption during the first trimester and the risk of having an offspring with non-syndromic oral cleft.
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare - Alcohol, smoking, folic acid and multivitamin use among women attending maternity care in London: A cross-sectional study
This study describes the patterns of change in health behaviours that pregnant women adopt before and during pregnancy.
An International Journal of Obstetrics and Guneacology - Alcohol in pregnancy: not recommended at any gestational age
Though there are multiple established risk factors for preterm birth (e.g., previous preterm birth, short cervix), the association between maternal alcohol consumption and prematurity is less clear, with risk ratios ranging from 0.66.
Drug and alcohol Review - Pregnancy as a transition: First‐time expectant couples′ experience with alcohol consumption
This paper makes a significant contribution by examining prenatal drinking change as a transition. In this conceptualisation, the change of alcohol consumption is a relational process that is shaped by multiple changes and social norms.

Dziennik Bałtycki Plus (Poland) - Najważniejsze dla dziecka z FASD jest stabilny i dostępny opiekun
Właśnie mija 10 lat od stworzenia pierwszego w Polsce, finansowanego wyłącznie z samorządowych pieniędzy, gdyńskiego programu wspierania dzieci z tzw. Spektrum Płodowych Zaburzeń Alkoholowych (FASD) oraz ich rodzin. Co konkretnie robicie?
Kehitysvammaliitto (Finland) - FASD-LASTEN KUNTOUTUS RETUPERÄLLÄ
Suomessa syntyy vuosittain 600-3000 äidin raskaudenaikaisen alkoholinkäytön vaurioittamaa FASD-lasta. Heistä useimpien vaurioita ei tunnisteta heti syntymän jälkeen, vaan ongelmat leikki- tai kouluiässä tulevat yllätyksenä.
Oberberg Nachrichten | Am Puls der Heimat (Germany) - Präventionswochen FASD: „Schwanger ohne Alkohol“
Die Präventionsveranstaltungen klären über die Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörung auf und informieren über Anzeichen, Herausforderungen und Chancen für betroffene Kinder Oberbergischer Kreis.
Koroške Novice (Slovenia) - Na zdravje otroka ne vpliva samo materino pitje alkohola pred otrokovim rojstvom, temveč tudi očetovo
Dan fetalnega alkoholnega sindroma (FAS) vsako leto obeležujemo 9. septembra ob 9:09 (9 minut čez 9. uro 9. dne v 9. mesecu v letu), kar simbolizira devet mesecev nosečnosti, ko alkohol ogroža razvoj in rast še nerojenega otroka.
Wasserburger Stimme (Germany) - Die Risiken elterlichen Alkoholkonsums
Die Fachambulanz für Suchterkrankungen der Diakonie Rosenheim informiert anlässlich des „Tages des alkoholgeschädigten Kindes“ am kommenden Montag über die so genannte „Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörung” (FASD).
FASD Norge (Norway) – Legeundersøkelsen
Barnelege Jon Skranes undersøker barn som kommer til Sørlandet sykehus Arendal

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