Sunday, May 2, 2021

FASD News - 17/2021

Maple Ridhe News (Canada) - More supports ‘urgently’ needed for those living with FASD
Those living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, FASD, face a future with little support, and a lack of understanding that is rife with racist assumptions.
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CBC (Canada) - Spike in young adult drinking raises alarm at N.B.'s fetal alcohol centre
Annette Cormier has a habit of thinking nine months out when she looks at behaviour patterns today. So when new research from UNB suggests a third of young adults in New Brunswick are drinking more during the pandemic, she asks herself: How many are women who don't yet know they're pregnant and the harm that can result?
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Essential Baby - Why dads-to-be should put down the beer: Alcohol before conception found to increase birth defect risk
Bad news for men hoping to become dads: new research has found a potential link between paternal preconception drinking and a higher risk of birth defects.
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New Era Newspaper (Namibia) - Dashed hopes, damaged lives … drinking while pregnant puts babies at risk
Of all children assessed for disability in the Erongo region, 25% were found with disabilities more likely related to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a medical expert has said.
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USA Today - Two or more of these risk factors during pregnancy may increase a child's risk of mental health problems years later, study says
Doctors have long known that unplanned pregnancies in women with certain chronic health problems and exposure in the womb to substances like drugs and alcohol can lead to a child's increased risk for psychiatric or behavioral problems.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
The FASD Project – The Film
The FASD Project is a grass roots movement and documentary film bringing awareness to the invisible disability that is FASD.  1 in 20 Americans are impacted by FASD with little to no support readily available.
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Surrey Place - FASD Workshop - Central Region
FASD workers Eric Marier, Tara Leskey, Meera Sidhu, Jennie Hilts, Ginny Fazari and Jenna Rimmer will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.
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Health Nexus Santé - FASD: A Shared Responsibility - Promotional webinar
Health Nexus is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our new FASD Service Provider Training!
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Surrey Place - FASD Workshop - Northern Region
FASD workers Eric Marier, Randy White/Kebeyaawsung, Chrysta Wood, Cereena Rows, Liane Guenette, and Kim Stewart will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.
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Surrey Place - FASD Workshop - Eastern Region
FASD workers Eric Marier, Dawn Miller and Victoria Gillan present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.
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Accare Child Study Center - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASD (13 apr 2021)
Alcoholgebruik tijdens de zwangerschap kan tot ernstige schade leiden bij het ongeboren kind. Helaas gebeurt het nog vaak dat, bijvoorbeeld omdat een zwangerschap niet gepland is, de moeder tijdens de eerste periode gedronken heeft omdat zij zich nog niet bewust was van haar zwanger zijn.
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Qualified Tutor - Schools don’t work for children with FASD. Here’s how tutors can help out
Jessica Rutherford and Clare Devanney-Glynn are the pioneering hosts of the Spotlight on FASD Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...​) and we welcome them on to discuss this condition in the sphere of education.
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AlcoholFreePregnancy - NOFAS Webinar: Putting the Pieces Together: Using Genes to Understand Variation in FASD
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OhioMHAS - Treatment, Advocacy and Resources for FASD
Video recording of webinar titled Treatment, Advocacy and Resources for FASD
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AlcoholFreePregnancy - Full Interview: NOFAS and NABCA Project, Featuring Steven Schmidt
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FASDHub Scotland - Adults with FASD intro
We are delighted to be working with Carol and Demi to establish an online community within Facebook for Adults with FASD living in Scotland.
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Lutherwood - FASD & Educational Accommodations
Individuals that are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder face many challenges at home, in the community, and in the classroom.
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The Change Starts Here Collaborative - 10-Minute Training on FASD
If you want to learn more about FASD check out our site on this topic that includes resources and courses:
www.thecshcollab.com/fasd
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MUCH LAUGHTER - Alcohol in Pregnancy and FASD
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Jason Palmer - FASD Hope in Foster Care with Natalie Veccione
Natalie Vecchione, Co-Founder of FASD Hope and Host of the FASD Hope podcast series is also a seasoned guest and conference presenter about the basics of FASD and life as a mom of a young adult son living an FASD.
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National FASD - Welcome to our e-school
All courses follow the Best Practice in FASD Training Guide developed by National FASD and Seashell as part of a DHSC-funded project. The guide is available in the resources section.
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NIAAA - Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - April 2021
Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) (open to the public)
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RESEARCH
BMJ Open - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder resources for educators working within primary school settings: a scoping review protocol
Many children affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) exhibit neurocognitive delays that contribute to secondary consequences, including a disrupted school experience.
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Journal of Public Health - Measuring and understanding public awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alberta, Canada
The FASD Survey is a promising instrument to evaluate public awareness of FASD but it needs further improvement to make valid conclusions about FASD awareness.
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Polymorphisms in SLC44A1 are associated with cognitive improvement in children diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: an exploratory study of oral choline supplementation
These SLC44A1 variants were previously associated with greater vulnerability to choline deficiency. Our data potentially support the use of choline supplements to improve cognitive function in individuals diagnosed with FASD who carry these effect alleles.
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Frontiers in Public Health - Policy Requirements for the Prevention and Management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in South Africa: A Policy Brief
This policy brief is aimed to guide policymakers in developing a comprehensive and multi-sectoral policy for the prevention and management of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
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Scientific Reports - Investigating the effects of chronic perinatal alcohol and combined nicotine and alcohol exposure on dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic neurons in the VTA
The ventral tegmental area (VTA) is the origin of dopaminergic neurons and the dopamine (DA) reward pathway.
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iScience - Cell-type and fetal-sex-specific targets of prenatal alcohol exposure in developing mouse cerebral cortex
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) results in cerebral cortical dysgenesis. Single-cell RNA sequencing was performed on murine fetal cerebral cortical cells from six timed pregnancies, to decipher persistent cell- and sex-specific effects of an episode of PAE during early neurogenesis.
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DSpace/Manakin Repositoorium - Children born to substance abusing mothers
In our world today, we are facing an increase in mental health awareness. A major topic in this category is babies being born to addicted mothers. Children born to these mothers are entered into this world already needing help.
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Bone - Pravastatin ameliorated osteoarthritis susceptibility in male offspring rats induced by prenatal ethanol exposure
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease associated with a disorder of cholesterol metabolism. Our previous studies showed that prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) caused cholesterol accumulation in articular cartilage and increased the susceptibility to OA in offspring.
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Maternal and Child Health Journal - Improved Maternal and Infant Outcomes with Serial, Self-Reported Early Prenatal Substance Use Screening
We identified improved maternal and infant outcomes with serial early prenatal substance use screening. Early maternal substance use identification is crucial for immediate referral for prevention and treatment, and for social and community services.
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Healthy preconception and early-pregnancy lifestyle and risk of preterm birth: a prospective cohort study
A healthy prenatal lifestyle with multiple low-risk modifiable factors was associated with lower risk of PTB. Our findings may inform multicomponent preconceptional or early-pregnancy prevention strategies to mitigate PTB risk.
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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Developing a model of care for substance use in pregnancy and parenting services, Sydney, Australia: Service provider perspectives
A harm reduction approach was crucial for promoting engagement of women with SUPPS, particularly child protection services. A greater focus on providing ongoing community-based support for mothers also has the potential to achieve sustainable positive outcomes for women and children.
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JAMA Network - Association of Preconception Paternal Alcohol Consumption With Increased Fetal Birth Defect Risk
Maternal alcohol consumption is closely associated with alcohol-related birth defects and neurodevelopment,1 and therefore, it is widely recommended for women to quit consuming alcohol before and during pregnancy.
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PrePrints - How Prenatal Exposures Shape the Infant Brain: Insights from Infant Neuroimaging Studies
Brain development during the prenatal period is rapid and unparalleled by any other time during development. Biological systems undergoing rapid development are at higher risk for disorganizing influences.
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BMC Research Notes - Maternal drinking and smoking. Can it explain the exceptional academic performance of LBOTE children? A preliminary analysis
Although children from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) may be disadvantaged in English-reliant exams, they outperform children from an English language background (ELB) on many Australian National Assessment Program–Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments.
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Development and Psychopathology - Maternal pre- and postnatal substance use and attachment in young children: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Maternal substance use has often been associated with insecure and disorganized child attachment. We evaluated this association with a meta-analysis of young children and, further, systematically reviewed mediating and moderating factors between maternal substance use and child attachment.
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Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare - Alcohol and illicit and non-medical prescription drug use before and during pregnancy in Stockholm, Sweden: a cross-sectional study
Approximately one in 25 women reported using alcohol and approximately one in 200 reported using illicit or non-medical prescription drugs while pregnant. Alcohol use during pregnancy may have decreased in Stockholm, Sweden.
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