University of Salford
- UK registers remarkable presence at the EUFASD 2022 conference
The much-awaited 6th European FASD conference was held in Arendal, Norway from the 12th to 14th September, after two years of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government of Yukon (Canada) - Statement from Minister of
Health and Social Services on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness
“September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month and I want to thank everyone who is helping increase awareness and understanding about this challenging condition and the supports available to those living with FASD.
Media (USA) - How an Anchorage woman is spreading awareness of FASD by
Karen Lomack walked around Midtown Anchorage on a recent Thursday afternoon with a stack of rocks painted to look like red shoes. She tucked one next to a bunch of gravel, its bright crimson shine standing out among a sea of gray and white.
CBC (Canada) - Nunavut
organization seeks to shape new attitude about FASD among Inuit
Celebrate, don't condemn, those with FASD: that was the message highlighted last Friday by an Iqaluit-based non-profit.
Zealand) - Man with various disabilities, including possible FASD, avoids
prison after violating girls
A man who could have been sentenced to six years’ prison for sexually abusing two girls will instead serve home detention because a combination of abuse and lifelong mental health issues played a big part in his offending.
NHS Highland (UK)
- No alcohol in pregnancy is the best and safest choice
The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership along with NHS Highland are raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) throughout September.
(Dominican Republic) - Dangerous belief: “A little beer cleanses the baby”
The Dominican Republic is one of the countries with the highest rates of alcohol and drug use among pregnant women, and a good number of them are rooted in the vain belief that “a little beer cleanses the baby.”
Media (Australia) - Privileging the voices of people with lived experiences
People with lived experience of addictions sent powerful messages to politicians, health systems and professionals, the media and the wider community at a groundbreaking conference in Canberra this week.
- “WHAT DO THE NEIGHBOURS THINK?”
For those who have even the most basic understanding about FASD and the challenges it brings to family life when a child has FASD, there is enormous respect for the patience, energy and determination these parents and carers exercise every day in their efforts to support their child and achieve the best outcomes for them.
Representative for Children and Youth (Canada) - A Parent’s Responsibility:
Government’s obligation to improve the mental health outcomes of children in
A new report released today by the Children’s Health Policy Centre at Simon Fraser University and commissioned by the Representative for Children and Youth shows that young people in government care in comparable jurisdictions to British Columbia have dramatically higher rates of mental health disorders than the general population.
(Australia) - How Australia is criminalising people with FASD
Everyone with a disability should have access to the support they need. This is especially true for a lifelong disability like Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). People with FASD experience neurodevelopmental challenges that can affect motor skills, language, executive functioning and social skills.
Prevention Institute (Canada) – Challenge the Stigma
Up to 4% of Canadians have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Preventing FASD is more complex than recommending no alcohol use in pregnancy. FASD can happen in any community or group where alcohol is used.
CanFASD - Feature:
The Experiences of a Birth Mother
My name is Nadia Mallet. I am a Regional Coordinator for the NB FASD Centre of Excellence, but more than this title, I am a biological mother of a child diagnosed with FASD.
Dept of Social Development South Africa - #FASD
SOCIAL WORKERS NEED TO HELP IN THE MITIGATION AGAINST FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
ECHO - FASD - SoC ECHO
Dr. Gokce Ergun shared her knowledge of this topic with the SoC ECHO community on September 22, 2022.
Support Network - AccessMHA.ca by Dr. Tony DeBono and Michelle Miller
Tony and Michelle share why AccessMHA was developed, how people can access it and why it is so successful in providing rapid access to mental health support to adults in the rural areas of the Champlain catchment area.
Society - Physiology Shorts: Prenatal alcohol exposure and insulin
In this Physiology Shorts video, Lisa Akison (The University of Queensland, Australia) talks about her latest work investigating the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on insulin resistance in male adult rats.
- FAS | Episode 114
Today we are discussing FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). We dive into understand alcohol use and pregnancy and how to identify FAS after birth.
JoVE (Journal of
Visualized Experiments) - Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure &
Quantification Of Social Behavior-Adult Rats l Protocol Preview
Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Quantification of Social Behavior in Adult Rats - a 2 minute Preview of the Experimental Protocol
FASD Hope - 154
- FASCETS Friday - FASD in Spouses with Suzanne Emery
September is FASD Awareness Month! FASD Hope is thrilled to welcome back previous guest (Episodes 89, 112) and FASCETS Facilitator, Suzanne Emery for FASCETS Friday! Suzanne Emery has a Master in Leadership Nursing and she is a Family Nurse Practitioner.
CanFASD - New
FASD Resource for Substance Use and Addictions Professionals
With rates of substance use hospitalizations and overdoses increasing, addictions professionals are more valuable than ever. We published a guide for addictions professionals with evidence-based practices to support people with FASD who are in treatment for substance use.
Knowledge Boost - Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children (focus on FASD)
Doctors Sara and Lisa speak with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Raja Mukherjee about neurodevelopmental disorders in children. He has an interest in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and this is the focus of the talk.
Organisation for FASD - Adults with FASD
Adults with FASD live lives of courage every day. This new part of our website is just for you.
The FASD Success
Show - #119 Miranda Eodanable Photovoice: young people’s experiences and
views of FASD
Have you ever wished you could understand how your loved one experiences the world? What do they think about their disability and what do they want others to understand? Today’s guest is going to help us do that.
Podcast - #29 FASD Families with Dr Natalie Phillips
Kurt is joined by Dr Natalie Phillips, who has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and PhD (Neuropsychology) from the University of Sydney. They discuss her research and presentation that won the People’s Choice Award in the “Three-minute Thesis” session at NOFASD’s conference, “The FASD Forum ’22”.
Resource Centre - Our first book is here! “Inuuqataugumajungattauq – I want
Nala is a young girl who lives in Nunavut. She was born with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), and wants to share her experience and knowledge with others.
- ARACY-NOFASD Webinar Recording
ARACY-NOFASD Webinar Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Shining A Light On A Hidden Disability Webinar Recording
FASD Hope - 153
- Embrace Our Journey with Jeremy Elliott and William G.
It's September- FASD Awareness Month! Episode 153 of FASD Hope jumps into the ring of AWESOME FASD Advocacy with Jeremy Elliott and William G. of "Embrace Our Journey".
Emory MSACD - Interventions
Following Prenatal Exposures: The Case of FASD | Claire Coles, PhD
Emory MSACD - MSACD
FASD Webinar Series Part -4| Molly Millians, D.Ed
This webinar will discuss the impact of PAE on learning, academic, and school functioning. It will review the need to view individual learning profiles to determine how to support children's learning and interactions across school settings.
Conversations - FASD with Jacob Casson-Rennie
Jacob is 16 years old and lives with his parents in Ireland, who head up FASD Ireland and Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Ireland.
La Trobe Living
with Disability Research Centre - LiDs Seminar September 2022: Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness and practitioner views
LiDs research fellow Dr Kerryn Bagley and FASD parent advocate Ms Agelene Bruce speak about FASD awareness. Professor Anita Gibbs from the University of Otago, NZ, presents on practitioner views on understanding and helping youth living with FASD.
& Family Services - Let's Talk About FASD | Wonderland Webinar Learning
FASD is a leading cause of intellectual disabilities in the U.S. but is rarely discussed due to stigma, shame, and lack of awareness.
Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research - MicroRNA-150-5p is upregulated in the brain microvasculature during prenatal alcohol exposure and inhibits the angiogenic factor Vezf1
miR-150-5p regulation of Vezf1 results in altered endothelial cell function during alcohol exposure. Further, miR-150-5p inhibition of Vezf1 may adversely alter the development of the cortical microvasculature during PAE and contribute to deficits seen in patients with FASD.
Family Social Work - ‘It's rewarding because I get the love’: Grandparents
raising grandchildren with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Grandparents raising their grandchildren with FASD face challenges and thus require specific supports so that they may adequately provide a safe and nurturing home environment for children with often challenging learning and social needs.
Epidemiology - Eye Abnormalities in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorders: A Systematic Review
Examination of eyes and vision should be considered in children with PAE and suspected or diagnosed FASD to enable early identification and optimal management.
Canada.ca - Evidence
synthesis – Accuracy of administrative database algorithms for autism spectrum
disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum
disorder case ascertainment: a systematic review
There is some evidence to suggest that cases of ASD and ADHD can be identified using administrative data; however, studies that assessed the ability of algorithms to discriminate reliably between cases with and without the condition of interest were lacking. No evidence exists for FASD.
Spectrum Disorders - Comparative Analysis of Physical Traits of Children
with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in South Africa and the United States and
the Likelihood of FASD Births
The prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in recent years was 29% among children in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and 6.5% in four regions of the United States.
Clinical and Experimental Research - The impact of prenatal alcohol and/or
tobacco exposure on brain structure in a large sample of children from a South
African birth cohort
PAE was associated with reduction in structure of the medial temporal lobe, a brain region critical for learning and memory. PTE had stronger and broader associations, including with regions associated with executive function, reward processing, and emotional regulation, potentially reflecting continued postnatal exposure to tobacco (i.e., second-hand smoke exposure).
Clinical and Experimental Research - Early developmental alcohol exposure
alters behavioral outcomes following adolescent re-exposure in a rat model
These results indicate that combined exposure to alcohol during these two critical periods reduces anxiety-related behaviors and/or increases risk taking in a sex-dependent manner, suggesting that prenatal alcohol exposure may affect risk for emotional consequences of adolescent alcohol exposure.
Spectrum Disorder - Alcohol Use Screening in Pregnant and Childbearing Aged
Women: Practices and Implications
Increased use of these strategies would reduce risk of adverse outcomes to women and their children, decrease new cases of FASD and recurrence of FASD in families, and thus would improve maternal and child health.
of Perinatology - The Impact of Self-Reported Alcohol, Tobacco, and
Recreational Drug Use during Pregnancy on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in
Trajectories of substance use are associated with APOs; thus, interventions to mitigate the use when encountered early in pregnancy are warranted.
Int J Environ Res
Public Health - Preventing Drift through Continued Co-Design with a First
Nations Community: Refining the Prototype of a Tiered FASD Assessment
This study emphasised the benefit of continued co-design to ensure health implementation strategies match the needs of the community.
Alcohol - Ethanol
sustains phosphorylated tau protein in the cultured neonatal rat hippocampus:
Implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
This is the first study to show that ethanol exposure sustains tau Threonine231 phosphorylation in the perinatal hippocampus regardless of Total Tau expression.
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Läkartidningen (Sweden) - Fetalt alkoholsyndrom kan förebyggas – Inför varningstext
Missbruk och användande av olika slags droger orsakar stort lidande för den drabbade och anhöriga, men det orsakar också stora kostnader för samhället .
Łodzi (Poland) - Rusza Miejska Poradnia Diagnozy i Terapii FASD. Pomoc dla
dzieci i opiekunów bez skierowania
Miejskie Centrum Medyczne Górna uruchamia Poradnię Diagnozy i Terapii FASD. Poradnia, w przychodni przy ul. Cieszkowskiego 6, będzie świadczyć bezpłatną pomoc dzieciom z FASD (Spektrum Płodowych Zaburzeń Alkoholowych) oraz ich rodzicom lub opiekunom.
- Alcol in gravidanza: rischi anche in piccole quantità
Il 10% delle donne in gravidanza nel mondo consuma in qualche momento della gestazione alcol, in forma moderata o occasionale (Rapporti Istisan 21/25).
Abendblatt (Germany) - Alkoholkonsum bei Schwangeren – ein ernstes Problem im
Suchtexperten im Kreis Pinneberg sind alarmiert. Schon wenig Alkohol kann ein Kind lebenslang schädigen. Was Experten raten.
CISA - Centro de
Informações sobre Saúde e Álcool (Brazil) - Síndrome Alcoólica Fetal (SAF):
o que é e como prevenir?
Consumo de álcool durante o período gestacional pode trazer graves consequências à saúde do feto e do recém-nascido.
(Finland) - Minä ja FASD
Haluan lisätä FASD-tietoisuutta. #fasd #FASDtutuksi #raskaus #alkoholi @Kehitysvammaliitto
(Italy) - Le problematiche dei bambini affetti da FASD
A spiegare quali possono essere le problematiche a cui vanno incontro i bambini affetti da questa sindrome o a disturbi del suo “spettro” è stata la neuropsichiatra infantile Franca Emanuelli, direttrice dell'UONPIA Ausl Ferrara.