Sunday, August 1, 2021

FASD News - 30/2021

Digital Journal - Avoiding Toxic Substances During Pregnancy
When a woman finds out they are pregnant, it seems to change everything. Suddenly she isn't just thinking about herself, but about the baby they are carrying. Questions about what substances or environmental exposures may be harmful to mom or baby are a natural reaction.
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Catch - What We Know About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) causes harm, pain and shame in mothers and children. Society is critical and judgmental towards those suffering from the condition, even though 1 in 100 babies in Canada are born with it.
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FASD Awareness – Thank you...
On Thursday 22 July (2021) my debut novel, Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life will be published - and I want to say a huge thank you to you personally, and to all at FASD Awareness for the help, support and encouragement which you have given me.
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National Improvement Hub (Scotland) - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What educational practitioners need to know
Of all pupils in Scotland 7.5% (52,921)[1] are recorded as requiring additional support arising from social, emotional or behavioural needs. Understanding the underlying ‘need’ is crucial to being able to support children.
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Social Work Today (UK) - Boy with FASD missed out on support because council said he had ‘wrong’ type of disabilities
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised a council for ‘gatekeeping’ services for a boy with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, saying it only supported autistic children or those with severe learning disabilities.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
FASD Hub Australia - Meet Kelly Skorka: A strengths-based approach to supporting children with FASD
Kelly Skorka is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Her research is exploring the benefits of looking at strengths, hobbies and interests - not just challenges - when supporting children and young people with FASD.
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AlcoholFreePregnancy - NOFAS Affiliate Webinar: How to Talk so Health Providers Will Listen
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Brainy Moms - Drinking During Pregnancy: FASD Facts and Impacts on Learning with guest Natalie Vecchione
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Homeschool Consultant, FASD Advocate, and author of the book, Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities.
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NPs, Midwives, & Nurses Partnering to Prevent FASDs - Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, APRN CNM: Champion for FASD Awareness and Prevention
Meet Marilyn, who tells us why she is a champion for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder awareness and prevention!
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy
The use of multiple substances, including tobacco, alcohol, and opioids, during pregnancy can have negative effects on a pregnant person and the developing baby.
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NSWRDN - Understanding and Managing Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
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FASD Family Life - Summer Series: Talk to the Experts - Lauren Richardson
Welcome to FASD Family Life podcast where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I am Robbie Seale, your host.
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RESEARCH
Research Square - Adverse Childhood Experiences, Associated Stressors and Comorbidities in Children and Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder across the Child Protection and Justice Settings in Western Australia
ACEs were common in this clinical population, particularly those who had been involved with both the child protection and justice system.
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Ursinus College - Axon Growth in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
While any amount of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) negatively affects fetal functioning and development, pregnant individuals continue to consume alcohol.
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Preliminary findings from the feasibility trial of families moving forward connect mobile health intervention for caregivers of children with FASD
Results indicate caregivers were generally satisfied with the FMF Connect app. Iterative feedback from key stakeholders and early development trials are strengths of this project. Content refinement based on feedback is underway.
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Brain Research - Morphological alteration in rat hippocampal neuronal dendrites following chronic binge prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) may result in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The hippocampus has been recognized as a vulnerable target to alcohol-induced developmental damage.
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Archives of Disease in Childhood - What a birth mother wants paediatricians to know about diagnosing a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
In England and Scotland, 24% of adults regularly drink over the chief medical officer’s low-risk guidelines, and 27% of drinkers in Great Britain binge drink on their heaviest drinking days.
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Brain Research - Morphological alteration in rat hippocampal neuronal dendrites following chronic binge prenatal alcohol exposure
We conclude that chronic binge PAE significantly alters hippocampal dendritic morphology in the developing hippocampus.
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Developmental Neuroscience - Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco and Alcohol Alters Development of the Neonatal Auditory System
The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication.
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Genes - The Effects of Early Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Epigenome and Embryonic Development
This article will review the current knowledge about the in vivo and in vitro effects of alcohol exposure on the epigenome, gene regulation, and the phenotype during the first weeks of pregnancy.
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BMJ Open - Health literacy among pregnant women in a lifestyle intervention trial: protocol for an explorative study on the role of health literacy in the perinatal health service setting
Pregnancy is a vulnerable period that affects long-term health of pregnant women and their unborn infants. Health literacy plays a crucial role in promoting healthy behaviour and thereby maintaining good health.
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Preventive Medicine - Challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Treating patients for substance use disorders during the perinatal period
Meaningful change is urgently needed in the intersecting areas of minoritized health disparities, substance use disorder treatment, and pregnancy status.
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European Journal of Paediatric Neurology - Evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders – A systematic review
There are only a few randomized-controlled trials regarding therapy research for children and adolescents with FASD. Their results indicate that especially the combination of parent and child sessions present a promising approach for the treatment of FASD.
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BMJ Journals - What a birth mother wants paediatricians to know about diagnosing a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
In England and Scotland, 24% of adults regularly drink over the chief medical officer’s low-risk guidelines, and 27% of drinkers in Great Britain binge drink on their heaviest drinking days.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
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