Mirage News (Australia) - FARE and NOFASD raise concern about reports on exclusion of FASD
from NDIS eligibility
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) have called on the Australian Government to immediately confirm that people with FASD will not have their access to the NDIS restricted further.
CBC (Canada) - Advocacy
group says people with developmental disabilities should be prioritized for
Alberta's next phase of the coronavirus vaccine rollout is underway and more than 945,000 Albertans with underlying health conditions are eligible to book their vaccination appointment.
Nursing Institute Scotland - Hiding in Plain Sight
I was recently invited to work with QNIS to help plan a five-year programme that will address Scotland’s longstanding blind spots around both preconception health and FASD.
- THE SENATE INQUIRY SERIES: SENATE INQUIRY FINDINGS
On 9 September 2019, International FASD Awareness Day, an inquiry was referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and strategies for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD.
Organisation for FASD (UK) - Announcing the Me and My FASD Break it Down
The National Organisation for FASD is pleased to launch an all-new resource to help young people with FASD break down situations, explore strategies that help and focus on their strengths.
MediaPlanet - The
Importance of Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Kids with FASD
Based on recent epidemiological studies, it’s estimated that there are over one million people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada, making this one of the leading causes of developmental disability in the country.
Journal of Birth and Parent Education - Australian report on FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a preventable permanent disability. A Senate committee in Australia has found that FASD is still not well understood or recognised and has highlighted a critical need for prevalence data and a robust study of its economic and social impact.
- ‘Just a draft’ still means it was – or is – in the mix
The leaking of draft changes to the NDIS strikes a blow not just to those potentially affected, but at the very heart of what could, and should, be a life and society-changing scheme, writes Adam Schickerling from brain injury peak body, Synapse.
OhioMHAS - Screening, Referral, and Diagnosis of FASD
Centre - FASD: What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
Centre - FASD: Impulsivity
Centre - FASD: Sleep
Centre - FASD: Lying
- FASD & Educational Accommodations
Individuals that are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder face many challenges at home, in the community, and in the classroom. This video is a first-hand account of how appropriate supports and accommodations can improve the daily life of an individual living with FASD in an educational setting.
ADHD Love - ADHD
My guest is Aubrey. She is the CEO of CSH Collab. Her company is a “collaborate of advocates and educators for neurodiversity” She shares more details about why she decided to create a company and who all she supports and what she does to support them.
Me and My FASD - Fun
Sometimes using straws helps people with FASD. If you have a straw at home you can try some activities.
Julie Kurtz - Dr.
Kathryn Page on the Intersection of Trauma and FASD
Dr. Kathryn Page has worked in a variety of mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and educational settings over the years—all leading to her current focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Libraries BC - Understanding FASD: Re-Balancing the Wheel Healing from the
In this 1.5-hr presentation, Lori Cox and Noel Milliea from the Eastern Door Centre and Nogemag Healing Lodge speak about their experience working with people with FASD.
- FASD Parent and Carer
CanChild - Indigenous
Family Engagement in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research
Students of the Family Engagement in Research course developed a webinar that aims to enhance Indigenous family engagement in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) research.
- FASD Across the Lifespan: Session 2 Infant Learning and Early Intervention
David Balog - Understanding
the Brain: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Healing the Brain Book 5)
The brain is a lifelong work in progress. Development takes place most rapidly before birth, maintains a furious pace in infancy and continues briskly through childhood and adolescence, but never ceases altogether.
in Action - Eileen Devine - The Intersection of Attachment and Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders - Part 2
Karen welcomes Eileen Devine back to the show for the conclusion of their two-part discussion on the intersection of attachment and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Part two will be released on Tuesday, December 22nd.
Australia - 'Research to drive practice and behaviour change'
We invited five early and mid-career researchers to share their work within the theme 'Research to drive practice and behaviour change' at a webinar on 25 March, 2021.
The Alcohol and
Other Drugs Knowledge Centre – Grog in pregnancy videos - partners, women
In these videos community members share information with one another about drinking alcohol and Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
FASD Success - #060
Vanessa Hrvatin: Journalist and FASD Champion
When you think of media coverage for FASD what stories immediately come to your mind? Is it a respectful and honest piece or is it stereotypical and sensationalized? Do you know how feature stories are pitched, decided, and developed?
Department of Justice Canada - Exploring the Use of Restorative Justice Practices with Adult Offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
There are serious concerns about the vulnerability and needs of individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the criminal justice system (CJS). FASD, a diagnostic term used to describe the impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain and body, is a lifelong disability.
Pediatria - Neurocognitive and behavioral profile of fetal alcohol spectrum
A neurocognitive and behavioral profile specific for FASD has not been defined and all the symptoms are common to other etiologies. The aim of this work is to review the neuropsychological profile in the diagnosis of TEAF.
Nutrients - The
Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation, Alcohol Reduction, Diet and Physical
Activity Interventions in Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes: A
Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses
Diet, physical activity, smoking and alcohol behaviour-change interventions delivered in pregnancy aim to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes. This review reports a synthesis of evidence from meta-analyses on the effectiveness of interventions at reducing risk of adverse health outcomes.
DISSERTATIONS AND DOCTORAL STUDIES - Multiple Case Analysis Exploration of
Prenatal Substance Exposure on Juvenile Adjudicative Competence
This study promotes positive social change by providing insight into the neurological and cognitive factors that affect adolescents’ psycholegal abilities when there is prenatal substance exposure. Juveniles with prenatal substance exposure are a vulnerable population that needs protective measures to ensure their constitutional rights.
Exploratio - Maternal,
Fetal, and Long-term Effects of Substance Abuse During Pregnancy
Substance abuse has continued to be a major public health concern for many years. Over the past couple decades, the rates for addiction have increased drastically, affecting many more women than before.
Research - Neuroimaging of Supraventricular Frontal White Matter in Children
with Familial Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention-Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder Due to Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
These findings suggest white matter differences between the PAE and familial etiologies of ADHD. Abnormalities detected by magnetic resonance spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging co-localize in supraventricular white matter and are relevant to executive function symptoms of ADHD.
Encyclopedia - Substance Use and Use Disorders in Pregnancy in Two Cultural
Contexts: The United States and Afghanistan
Women in all countries use substances, and for some women, such use continues during pregnancy. When substance use impairs life functioning and becomes a use disorder, regardless of the type of substance, effective treatments are available (e.g., medication to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders and behavioral approaches to treat tobacco, stimulant, and other substances).
Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing - Scoping Review of the
Associations Between Perinatal Substance Use and Perinatal Depression and
There is a paucity of published research on co-occurring PSU and PDA. However, polysubstance use appears to be associated with the greatest risk for PDA. It is essential to address PSU and PDA together to better understand the effects on maternal and infant outcomes.
Bioanalytical Chemistry - Development and validation of a method for the
simultaneous analysis of fatty acid ethyl esters, ethyl sulfate and ethyl
glucuronide in neonatal meconium: application in two cases of alcohol
consumption during pregnancy
The method proved to be sensitive, specific, simple and fast and allowed for the reduction of the amount of organic solvent used for extraction compared to other published data while higher recoveries were obtained. The method was used for analysis of meconium samples in two cases of mothers who were consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
- Neural mechanisms of sexual decision-making in women with alcohol use
Visual sexual cues produced reactivity like that previously demonstrated for alcohol cues, suggesting a shared or domain-general mechanism for alcohol and sexual cue reactivity in women with AUD.
Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - “The Problem Is that
We Hear a Bit of Everything . . . ”: A Qualitative Systematic Review of Factors
Associated with Alcohol Use, Reduction, and Abstinence in Pregnancy
The impact of structural and systemic factors on prenatal alcohol use was largely absent in the included studies, instead focusing on individual choice. This silence risks perpetuating stigma and highlights the criticality of addressing intersecting structural and systemic factors in supporting maternal and fetal health.
FAS Portalen (Sweden) - Efterlängtat boksläpp för ökad kunskap om FASD
Boken Medfödda alkoholskador hos barn släpps 25 mars! Boken är den första om FASD/FAS på svenska och vänder sig till yrkesverksamma inom vård, pedagogisk verksamhet och socialtjänst samt till studerande inom dessa utbildningar.
- FAS i FASD – jakie konsekwencje dla dziecka ma ekspozycja na alkohol w
O skali problemu, jakim są alkoholowy zespół płodowy (FAS) i spektrum płodowych zaburzeń alkoholowych, oraz o różnicach w definicji i obrazie klinicznym obu zaburzeń opowiedział w programie “Oblicza Medycyny” prof. dr hab. n. med. Marcin Wojnar, kierownik Katedry i Kliniki Psychiatrycznej Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego.
(Finland) - Moni voi olla tietämättään FASD-aikuinen – tässä lista oireista,
jotka saavat hälytyskellot soimaan
Suomessa syntyy joka vuosi satoja lapsia, joita äidin alkoholinkäyttö on vaurioittanut pysyvästi jo ennen syntymää. Heilä on muutamia hyvn tyypillisiä oireita.
24Live (Italy) - La
prima tesi sulla FASD in Scienze del Servizio Sociale è di una barcellonese
L’ha discussa da remoto per l’Università degli Studi di Messina, la tesi su un argomento letto per la prima volta sulla nostra testata giornalistica