FASD United (USA)
- Support HR4151/S2238 The FASD Respect Act
I’m writing in support of The FASD Respect Act (HR4151/S2238). Congress first addressed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in 1998.
(UK) - FASD affects 12,000 individuals in Ayrshire and Arran
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans has recently met with the founders of Oshay’s to discuss the vital work they are doing to bring attention to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
NZ Herald (New
Zealand) - Hazardous heavy drinking culture must change say experts
Health experts are warning Te Tai Tokerau's hazardous drinking culture is having disastrous long-term impacts on generations of whānau and needs urgent attention.
CTV News (Canada)
- Impact of #winemom on motherhood alcohol consumption
A Sudbury researcher is using art to bring attention to science and research findings around alcohol consumption in motherhood.
BC Gov News
(Canada) - Grants boost community services for children and youth with
Grant funding for Vancouver Foundation will support its work with respite service providers to extend respite services to families of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Health Imaging - Even
low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure affect brain development, MRI scans
Even small amounts of prenatal alcohol exposure can cause structural brain alterations in children, a new study published in JAMA Network Open shows.
Europe - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: A brief overview
FASD is a common disorder that often is unrecognised and might present with one of many comorbid presentations. Recognition and management are the key to changing the trajectory of people’s lives
FASD - Manipu What?
I have been thinking about this topic lately, and I just read a post about a teenager with an FASD, and how he was manipulated by his “friend” to go into a store with a fake $100 dollar bill and make a purchase.
Adoption UK (UK)
- The Time is Now
What an incredible two weeks it’s been in the world of FASD. First the publication of the long-awaited NICE quality standards for England and Wales, then the launch of a major new report, The Time is Now, resulting from nine roundtables with over 60 participants including paediatricians, psychiatrists, GPs, commissioners, public health experts, researchers, and leaders from the third sector.
Red Shoes Rock – Why
do we say DEVELOPMENTAL FLUIDITY with FASD?
Development is variable as we grow – when you first learned to ride a bike you fell off – when you first learn to walk you had to get back up… When you first learn to spell you forget…. when you first learn to read – you stumble on words
(Australia) - 'At 35, I had my miracle baby. But I couldn't stop drinking.'
Even as a young child, Ange never really felt like she fit in. By the time she reached her 20s, she found alcohol to be "an excellent social lubricant".
The Matilda Centre - Learning with FASD: Evidence-based Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder resources for primary educators
This webinar is for primary school teaching and support staff who are interested in Learning with FASD, an online portal housing evidence-based resources to assist primary educators to understanding and support children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australian schools.
- FASD and Prenatal Development by Soumya Mishra and Ana Andrade
This presentation provides an overview of what FASD is, how alcohol might affect the development of the fetus, and why stigma is a huge barrier to FASD prevention.
- Revitalizing Culture and Healing: Catalyzing Action on FASD Prevention by
This presentation introduces collaboratively developed principles for community-led, community-driven FASD prevention; some ways in which Indigenous communities have implemented wellness and FASD prevention programs; and opportunities to further integrate trauma-informed and stigma-reducing support into FASD prevention efforts.
POPFASD - Get
Ready, Do, Done
Executive Function is a set of mental skills and it includes the ability to plan and organize materials and complete tasks.
Addiction Consultation Service - Alcohol and Pregnancy
Presenter: MACS for MOMs Medical Director, Christopher Welsh, MD
FASD Family Life
- Research & Resources Edition: WRaP 2.0 - FASD Coaching Partnership
Project with Cathy Cross
With more than 20 years lived experience I know it can be a struggle to find resources and research to support you, your family, and your child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
- #010 A message for parents raising children with FASD
It's human nature not to want others to judge us for how we think or to have a different point of view than most people. This is exactly what happened to me after having released my first episodes, I stopped because I didn’t want to be judged by others.
FASD Hope - 123
- The FASD Forum ’22 - NOFASD Australia
Episode 123 is a BONUS EPISODE and welcomes back Louise Gray, CEO and Sophie Harrington, COO of NOFASD Australia to announce the first-ever FASD Forum '22 - Virtual FASD Conference.
FASD Hope - 124
- The FAS Project- Netherlands - A Conversation with Luke Schut and Dami
Episode 124 highlights “The FAS Project Netherlands” with Luke Schut (Project Coordinator) and Dami Munter (Foster Mother & Parent Advocate).
Fasd Success Show
- #101 Sandra Butcher on NICE and The Time is Now
My guest today, Sandra Butcher, the Chief Executive of the National Organization for FASD (U.K.) said it best: Every victory for FASD in any part of the world is a victory for all of us.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Magnitude comparison and automaticity in number processing in adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure: An event-related potentials study
These findings suggest that magnitude comparison in alcohol-exposed individuals may be mediated by recruitment of alternative neural pathways that are likely to be inefficient when number processing becomes more challenging.
Students' Association - Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders and imaging : a
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) refers to the collection of features seen as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure by the mother. FASD can be considered as an acquired brain injury, predominantly affecting neurocognitive development, amongst other organ systems.
Alcohol - Purkinje
cell-specific deletion of CREB worsens alcohol-induced cerebellar neuronal
losses and motor deficits
Disruption of a single gene (CREB) in a single neuronal population (Purkinje cells) greatly increases the vulnerability of that cell population to alcohol-induced cell death and worsens alcohol-induced brain dysfunction.
of Medical Genetics - Characteristic physical traits of first-grade children
in the United States with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and
associated alcohol and drug exposures
We compared growth, physical features, and minor anomalies in 131 first-grade children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to those of a representative comparison group of typically developing children from the same populations (n = 1212).
Nutrients - Aging-Related
Behavioral, Adiposity, and Glucose Impairments and Their Association following
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in the C57BL/6J Mouse
People that experience prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) may have behavioral and metabolic impairments, and it is unclear whether these remain stable or change with age. We assessed behavioral and metabolic endpoints across the lifespan in a mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Psychology Review - Aggressive behaviour and violence in children and
adolescents with FASD: A synthesizing review
Interpretation and response to behaviour is predicated on understanding. However, our present understanding of aggressive behaviour, especially for complex and vulnerable populations is limited.
Clinical and Experimental Research - Prenatal ethanol exposure impairs
sensory processing and habituation of visual stimuli, effects normalized by
postnatal environmental enrichment
Prenatal ethanol exposure increases responding to contingent light-onset and impairs the long-term habituation process. The PE-induced deficits could be ameliorated by rearing in the enriched environment and increasing the duration and frequency of exposure to light-onset.
Behavioral and Brain Science - Neurobiology of Neuronal Network Alteration
in Intellectual Disability Related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The molecular and cellular mechanisms by which alcohol produces its deleterious effects on neuronal networks are only now beginning to be understood. This review focused on alcohol-induced neurobiological alterations on neuronal network components underlying information processing, for further understanding of intellectual disability related to FASD.
JAMA Network Open
- Evaluation of Brain Alterations and Behavior in Children With Low Levels
of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
In this cross-sectional study, children with low levels of PAE had lower FA and more behavioral problems compared with a well-matched control group. These results suggest that PAE, even in small amounts, has a measurable effect on brain structure in children.
Neurology - Effects of prenatal opioid and alcohol exposures on immune and
serotonin factors in human placenta
This study provides the first evidence that PAE may inhibit SERT expression while simultaneously promoting increased TPH1 protein expression in human placenta.
and Development - Fetal alcoholic syndrome and consequences on child
neurodevelopment: a literature review
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder occurs due to the consumption of alcohol by the mother during the gestational period and constitutes, currently, a serious problem, as it contributes to the appearance of a series of inborn defects in the child, especially with regard to child neurodevelopment.
Midwifery - “Now,
with a bit more knowledge, I understand why I'm asking those questions.”
Midwives’ perspectives on their role in the Greater Manchester Health and
Social Care Partnership's programme to Reduce Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies (AEP)
To understand midwives’ perspectives regarding the effect of a programme of activities aimed at reducing alcohol exposed pregnancies at two NHS Trusts in XX. The programme included new protocols for screening, a referral pathway for specialist support and alcohol training for midwives.
UC San Diego
Electronic Theses and Dissertations - Breastfeeding and Neurodevelopment in
infants exposed to alcohol during pregnancy
This study aims to identify if the association between breastfeeding and infant neurodevelopment is modified by pattern of PAE.
of Development - THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON FETAL CRANIOFACIAL
DEVELOPMENT DURING GESTATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
The present study used evidence-based dentistry (EBD) to identify clinical studies that described the effects of alcohol on fetal craniofacial development and qualitatively analyze the results found via this systematic review.
Cureus - Trend
Analysis of Substance Use Disorder During Pregnancy
The current trends necessitate a further assessment and implementation of comprehensive community-based treatment programs tailored to the most frequent regional SUD presentations, which could aid in mitigating drug use during pregnancy.
BMC Health Services
Research - Enhancing clinician participation in quality improvement
training: implementation and impact of an evidence-based initiative to maximise
antenatal clinician participation in training regarding women’s alcohol
consumption during pregnancy
A training initiative based on evidence-based principles resulted in almost all clinicians receiving some training and 69% participating in at least 1 h of training. Variability between professions suggests training needs to be tailored to such groups.
The University of
Western Ontario - Motives for Caregivers of Children with FASD Who Connect
with a Caregiver to Caregiver Mentor
This qualitative study explored motives of caregivers for children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) who connected with caregiver to caregiver mentors.
Alles Münster (Germany) - Starke Geister
An dieser Stelle zeigen sich einmal im Monat starke Persönlichkeiten, deren Einschränkungen der Öffentlichkeit noch weitgehend unbekannt sind. Das „Fetale Alkoholsyndrom“, kurz FAS, wird in Deutschland erst von wenigen Fachleuten erkannt und diagnostiziert.
Zdrave Zpravy (Czech
Republic) - Pro těhotné neexistuje bezpečné množství alkoholu
Pro těhotné a kojící ženy neexistuje bezpečné množství alkoholu. Nenarozené dítě přijímá alkohol placentou z krve matky, navíc ho vylučuje dvakrát pomaleji. Alkohol vážně poškozuje zdravý vývoj plodu, a to i v minimálním množství.
WDR (Germany) - Fetales
Alkoholsyndrom: Die Folgen von Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft
Sie hatten bereits vier eigene Kinder, als Anja gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann beschloss, ein weiteres Kind aufzunehmen, als Pflegeeltern. Sie bewarben sich beim Jugendamt und bekamen einen Säugling vermittelt.