Sunday, February 17, 2019

FASD New - 7/2019

CTV News (Canada) - New court to use judges with understanding of FASD
A new court that's expected to open later this month in Manitoba will have judges with an understanding about the complexities of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Watoday (Australia) - Kimberley report an 'almost unparalleled' chance to change: Telethon Kids Institute
Telethon Kids Institute director Jonathan Carapetis has called the report’s focus on curbing rampant rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder “an almost unparalleled opportunity for a different approach” – if this government avoids the mistakes made by all the previous governments.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - One drink while pregnant is a risk you shouldn't take, trust me
Well, the last few days have been a bumpy ride, to say the least. It's been a ride that had me pondering a lot on one aspect that has a massive impact on my family's life: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
New York Times (USA) - Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth
Recommending that pregnant women not drink alcohol has been called old-fashioned and even patriarchal. So, as a feminist, my opinion may come as a surprise.
ScienceBlog.com - Mother’s Immune Profile May Influence Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Outcome
A new study has found that alcohol use during pregnancy can affect a woman’s immune system in ways that may predict her child’s neurodevelopmental outcome.
Korea Times (South Korea) - 'High-risk mothers must have additional prenatal tests'
Chung, 35, is in her fourth year of marriage and hopes to give birth to her first child this year. However, worries are on the rise as she was recently deemed to be in the high-risk pregnancy category.
Essential Baby - The brutal truth about living with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Well, the last few days have been a bumpy ride, to say the least. It's been a ride that had me pondering a lot on one aspect that has a massive impact on my family's life: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
Our Sacred Breath (Canada) - WHEN WILL ONTARIO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION TO HELP WITH FASD
Over half a million with FASD in Ontario wait for services and direct financial supports as the government continues to deny diagnostic services and supports for 4% of the population.

UPCOMING
The FASD Network of Saskatchewan - FASD Lunch n' Learn (March 2019, Canada)
The FASD Network is travelling to 10 Saskatchewan communities to deliver presentations on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. FASD is a life-long, brain-based disability that causes mild to severe impairment in physical, cognitive, sensory and behavioural development.
CASPA Services Ltd - COFFS HARBOUR - *New* Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (8 August 2019, USA)
This workshop provides a range of practical tools and strategies for understanding and supporting young people diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, within a therapeutic framework.
International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (March 6-9, 2019 Canada)
This advanced level conference/meeting continues to bring together global experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
UMMCVideos - Cutting-Edge Neonatology Research at University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
Dr. Bearer explains the reach of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), as well as FAS spectrum disorder, which can occur from use of everyday products.
Amanda Beall - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Disability Presentation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Bridgeway Family Homes – Foster Parent trainining
FASD Training November 2018 PT2 Amanda Rawn-Alton.
REACH Edmonton - Pathways In and Out of Sexual Exploitation: The Role of FASD
Lisa Rogozinsky and Brittany Durant, of the Edmonton Area Fetal Alcohol Network, will discus FASD and how the condition affects the vulnerability of people at risk of being sexually exploited.

RESEARCH
bioRxiv - Maternal Circulating MiRNAs That Predict Infant FASD Outcomes Influence Placental Maturation
Prenatal Alcohol exposure (PAE), like other pregnancy complications, can result in placental insufficiency and fetal growth restriction, though the linking causal mechanisms are unclear.
University of Maryland - Effects of Alcohol Exposure during Developmental Phases on Brain Functional Connectivity
Nursing New Zealand - Avoiding alcohol in pregnancy
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a public health crisis affecting thousands of families in New Zealand. All nurses can play a part in raising awareness of how it can be prevented.
Scientific reports - Serum concentrations of IGF-I/IGF-II as biomarkers of alcohol damage during foetal development and diagnostic markers of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
These findings validate the use of growth factors IGF-I and IGF-II as surrogate biomarkers of damage induced by prenatal exposure to ethanol and could be used in the diagnosis of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
OpenUCT - Determination of a brief AUDIT screening questionnaire to identify women at risk of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption in primary care settings
Alcohol consumption in South Africa is a major contributing factor to the quadruple burden of disease. Additionally, South Africa has the highest rate of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world.
Children and Youth Services Review - Planning for safe care or widening the net?: A review and analysis of 51 states’ CAPTA policies addressing substance-exposed infants
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) amended Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Reauthorization of 2010 (CAPTA) to include mandates that states’ child protection systems implement policy for identification and safety planning in cases of prenatal substance exposure (“State Plans”).
Gaceta sanitaria - Health advice on alcohol consumption in pregnant women in Seville (Spain)
The recommended health advice to avoid alcohol consumption during pregnancy does not effectively reach a large proportion of pregnant women. Developing institutional programmes which help healthcare professionals to carry out effective preventive activities of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder is needed.
McMaster Health Forum - Rapid Synthesis: Identifying Effective Approaches to Support Parents and Caregivers of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
An assessment of what is known about the effective approaches to support parents and caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Journal of Public Health - The interaction between maternal smoking, illicit drug use and alcohol consumption associated with neonatal outcomes
The adverse effects of smoking on neonatal outcomes, such as small-for-gestational-age (SGA), has been extensively studied however, the consequences of smoking combined with alcohol and/or drug use is less clear.
cmajOPEN - Prenatal care of women who give birth to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in a universal health care system: a case–control study using linked administrative data
Women who give birth to children with FASD have higher rates of inadequate prenatal care and significant social complexities. Socioeconomic disparities in the use of prenatal care should be addressed; multisector interventions are needed that facilitate the uptake of prenatal care by high-risk women who use alcohol.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Prenatal alcohol exposure and facial morphology in a UK cohort
There is no strong evidence, in a sample representative of the general population, for an effect of prenatal alcohol exposure on normal-range variation in facial morphology.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
WESER-KURIER (Germany) - Fataler Fehler mit Langzeitwirkung
Unter anderem das Diakonische Werk und der Familienservice des Landkreises beteiligen sich vom 10. bis 16. Februar an der internationalen Nacoa-Aktionswoche für Kinder aus Familien mit suchtkranken Menschen.
Szpitalu Dziecięcym (Poland) - Zapraszamy na szkolenie dla rodziców adopcyjnych dzieci z FASD
Szanowni Państwo, Zespół ds. FASD przy Szpitalu Dziecięcym im. św. Ludwika w Krakowie ma zaszczyt zaprosić na szkolenie dla rodziców adopcyjnych dzieci z postawioną diagnozą FASD. Będzie ono poświęcone szerokiej problematyce opieki, wychowywania i wspierania rozwoju dzieci z tym problemem.

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