Sunday, October 28, 2018

FASD News - 43/2018

The Fascinating Child’s World Foundation (Poland) - Diagnosis and therapy of a child with the FASD spectrum – the inaugural conference
On 11.10.2018 the first and at the same time inaugural conference “Diagnosis and therapy of the child with the FASD spectrum”, was organized in Goleszów, Poland by our Foundation . It took place under the honorary patronage of the Starostwo Powiatu Cieszyński and the commune of Goleszów.
Toronto.com (Canada) - The truth about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is often overlooked and understudied. Caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, it is sometimes referred to as an “invisible disorder.”
vtdigger.org (USA) - Wavell Cowan: Education campaign needed on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is now recognized as the most common, most expensive, most under appreciated and most ignored, yet most preventable mental disorder in the industrialized world.
DiscoverMooseJaw.com (Canada) - FASD Conference Educates and Spreads Awareness
It was a full day of education and awareness as the Moose Jaw South Central FASD Committee and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute held a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) conference Friday.
New Zealand Doctor Online (New Zealand) - Mandatory alcohol labelling set to help address fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The Ministry of Health welcomes a decision by the Australian and New Zealand Forum on Food Regulation to make warning labels about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy mandatory on alcohol packaging.
UKNow (UK) - UK Research Links Signaling Pathways to Combating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are an array of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), the most severe of these conditions, often results in physical abnormalities, behavioral development issues and intellectual disabilities.
Vancouver Is Awesome (Canada) - Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on a B.C. reserve, this homeless Vancouver man’s strength can inspire
I have learned so many valuable lessons throughout my experiences with this project. But one that continually reoccurs is that every person you meet has a story, a battle they are fighting or have fought that is worth knowing.
News24 (South Africa) - ‘Take FAS seriously’
While provincial government recognises National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Awareness Day annually in September, the DA in the Northern Cape is calling on both the health and social sector to take FAS more seriously.
Mountain Xpress (USA) - Project CARA helps expectant mothers with substance-use disorders
Leigh walked into the family nurse practitioner’s office and burst into tears. She had no insurance, a toddler to raise and a serious substance use problem. Now she was pregnant with her second child.
Deutche Welle - Fetal alcohol disorders - drinking damage
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) can result from exposure to alcohol in the womb. Characterized by physical and behavioral impairments, even adults with FASD find it hard to control their impulses and need specialist help.
TVNZ (New Zealand) - Fetal alcohol syndrome misunderstood and under-diagnosed, says expert
"Millions and millions of people around the world" live with fetal alcohol syndrome, and an international expert says the disorder is often misunderstood.
Polity (South Africa) - DA: Northern Cape must work hard to shed its title as SA’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome capital
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is calling on both the health and social sectors to take Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) more seriously.

MATERIALS and VIDEOS
PreventionInstitute1 - FASD Introduction to trauma
Trauma is pervasive and common. In this webinar, you will learn about symptoms and physiology associated with trauma.
Inclusive Education - FASD AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING
At Inclusive Education South Africa, our aim is to equip and facilitate a process whereby our beneficiaries feel more confident to accommodate and support learners meaningfully. One of the ways we aim to do this is by sharing the resources that have been developed by our facilitators. We, therefore, share this resource with you which can be used for guidance on how to accommodate learners who need support for FASD.

UPCOMING
8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Mar 06 - 09, 2019, Canada)
8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is organized by University of British Columbia (UBC) and will be held from Mar 06 - 09, 2019 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Nuorten Lääkärien Yhdistys - FASD: Liian pieni juomaan (November 21, 2018; Finland)
Kehitysvammaliitto järjestää marraskuussa ajankohtaiset koulutuspäivät FASD-kirjon henkilöiden kanssa työskenteleville lääkäreille ja moniammatillisen työryhmän erityistyöntekijöille.
FASD Satellite Day Tuesday 6th November 2018 (New Zealand)
The NZ Paediatric Society has their annual conference in Nelson new Zealand this year ( 6th to 9th of November).
Building Circles of Support: An Educational Series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (November 28; Canada)
The Manitoba FASD Centre invites you to join Building Circles of Support Information Series. Parents, caregivers, other family members and professionals who support children and youth 18 years old and younger recently seen or diagnosed at the Manitoba FASD Centre.
AAP / MDAAP Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Education and Training Series Announcement
This webinar will focus on defining the terms used to describe the conditions that fall under the umbrella of FASDs, describing the signs that may indicate prenatal alcohol exposure and a possible condition along the continuum of FASDs.

RESEARCH
University of Helsinki - Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on the Epigenome, Gene Expression and Development
Prenatal alcohol exposure affects the developing fetus and causes a wide range of physical and neurological abnormalities.
International Social Work - Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Effective helping responses from social workers
This article considers why a social work response to FASD is needed and explores social work frameworks and models that underpin current FASD-informed practice.
Birth defects research - Comparing diagnostic outcomes of children with fetal alcohol syndrome in South Africa with diagnostic outcomes when using the updated Institute of Medicine diagnostic guidelines
Differences regarding diagnostic outcomes and prevalence of dysmorphic features suggest that strict application of the diagnostic criteria may miss children who present with FAS.
Brain and Behavior - Prenatal alcohol exposure affects brain function during place learning in a virtual environment differently in boys and girls
Girls and boys are known to use different navigation strategies. Boys rely more on an allocentric navigational strategy and girls more on landmarks. Poorer recruitment of the PHG, a region known to mediate allocentric navigation, in more heavily exposed boys may explain the observed dose‐dependent place learning deficit.
Harefuah - FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER (FASD) AND ADOPTIONS FROM THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is presently estimated to affect more than 1-2 % of babies in North America. In Israel it is quite rarely diagnosed. Many of the children adopted from the former Soviet Union were born to alcoholic women.
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society - Executive Functioning Correlates With Communication Ability in Youth With Histories of Heavy Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Caregivers of youth with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure report impaired communication, which can significantly impact quality of life. Using data collected as part of the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD), we examined whether cognitive variables predict communication ability of youth with histories of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure.
Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Role of corticosterone in anxiety- and depressive-like behavior and HPA regulation following prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is known to cause dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, including hyperresponsivity to stressors.
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Prenatal alcohol use as a risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
The objective of the study was to investigate the association between alcohol use during pregnancy and mental disorders in childhood, controlling for confounding risk factors by a longitudinal study of pregnant women and their offspring.
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Substance Use in Pregnancy Among Vulnerable Women Seeking Addiction and Parenting Support
Substance use during pregnancy is associated with obstetrical and fetal complications. Though use of some substances is discontinued during pregnancy, use of others persists.
Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Applied Science Research - Prevalence and Knowledge of Harmful Effects of Alcohol Consumption among Pregnant Women in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria
The study determined the prevalence of alcohol consumption in pregnancy and knowledge of its harmful effects among the women in parts of Edo and Delta states of Nigeria.
Women and Birth - A midwifery case management model for women with complex substance use in pregnancy
The Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne provides specialist midwifery care for pregnant women with complex drug use or alcohol dependence.
Neurotoxicology and Teratology - Persistent increase in ecto 5′ nucleotidase activity from encephala of adult zebrafish exposed to ethanol during early development
Prenatal alcohol exposure causes alterations to the brain and can lead to numerous cognitive and behavioral outcomes. Long-lasting effects of early ethanol exposure have been registered in glutamatergic and dopaminergic systems.
Frontiers in Psychiatry - Prenatal alcohol exposure and child psychosocial behavior: a sibling fixed-effects analysis
In this study, using a within-family sibling fixed effects design, we sought to examine the association between low prenatal alcohol exposures (PAE) and children’s overall psychosocial behavior in a Japanese cohort.
Alcohol - Prenatal ethanol exposure potentiates isolation-induced ethanol consumption in young adult rats
Prenatal and/or early postnatal ethanol exposure (PEE) is associated with significant behavioral and physiological deficits in offspring, including alterations in stress response systems and a greater likelihood of alcohol use disorders.
Juniper - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Child’s School Education
Learning is a process that occurs continuously in people’s life in wich the acquisition of new behaviors, skills and attitudes has the aim of adapting the human being to the environment.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Volksstimme (Germany) - Miteinander reden statt verstecken
Stendal l Sie war immer kleiner als ihre gleichaltrigen Mitschüler. Trotz aller Mühe konnte sie sich Dinge schlecht merken.
tekk.tv (Germany) - Trinken während der Schwangerschaft ist nie in Ordnung – Mehr als 400 Bedingungen zusammen auftreten mit fetale Alkohol-Spektrum-Störung
Alkoholkonsum während der Schwangerschaft wurde lange als ein No-No aufgeführt. Neuere Forschung hat jedoch diese Vorstellung, Frage mich, ob Licht trinken während des ersten Trimesters wirklich so schlimm ist, wie wir denken gefragt. Laut der jüngsten Studie zu diesem Thema ist die Antwort ja; zu jedem Zeitpunkt während der Schwangerschaft trinken, hat schwerwiegende Folgen.
SAFERA (France) - Telemag SAF
Regard Urbain (Télémag) vous présente l'organisme SAFERA qui se bat contre le Syndrôme d'alcoolisation Foetale (SAF).

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