Sunday, September 5, 2021

FASD News - 35/2021

Sarnia This Week (Canada) - Rocking red shoes to raise awareness of FASD
Residents of Sarnia-Lambton are being encouraged to wear their brightest red shoes on Thursday, Sept. 9 to raise awareness about an ‘invisible’ disorder that affects a significant proportion of the population both here in Lambton County as well as across Canada.
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The Canberra Times (Australia) - Breaking down stigma of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
How much do you know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)? Even if you're an Australian health professional, your answer could be "not much".
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Reno Gazette Journal - People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder should be exempted from execution
Later this fall, Nevada could execute Zane Floyd, a man with diagnosed fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Many people are unaware of how profoundly debilitating FASD can be and why people with FASD should be afforded the same constitutional protections against execution that those with intellectual disabilities have received.
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Daily Mail (UK) - Benji Marshall's wife Zoe insists 'there is no safe amount of alcohol' a woman can drink while breastfeeding or pregnant
Zoe Marshall is currently breastfeeding her 11-week-old daughter Eve, who she welcomed in June with her husband, footballer Benji Marshall. And the WAG insists that there is no amount of alcohol that is safe to have while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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NOFASD Australia - A FATHERS STORY – MY SON HAS FASD
My son, who I will refer to throughout this article as Steven, has now turned 15. He was formally diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, (FASD) after a long and exhausting journey.
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CanFASD (Canada) - National FASD Strategy
A National FASD Strategy will provide an economic opportunity to reduce the resource burden on taxpayers in Canada, while also addressing the government’s commitments to improving the health and social status of women and vulnerable Canadians.
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First Nations Health Authority (Canada) - FASD Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is About Being Flexible, Creative
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month takes place annually in September and is devoted to educating people about FASD, providing supports and offering advice on prevention.
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SK Prevention (Canada) – Let´s change the conversation
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.
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La Trobe University - Breaking down stigma of FASD
Perhaps you know that alcohol causes FASD – and that there is no safe amount, or safe time during pregnancy, to consume alcohol. But did you know that FASD affects more Australians than Downs syndrome, spina bifida and cerebral palsy combined?
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Illuminate Colorado - It’s About Respect: Building the Foundation for Change this FASD Awareness Month
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month. As the Colorado affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), our organization is raising awareness all month long to help more professionals, parents and caregivers identify FASD and build Colorado’s statewide capacity to support impacted families.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
The Asante Centre - FASD RESOURCES FOR LEGAL AND JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS
People with FASD are disproportionately represented in our legal and justice systems, both as victims and perpetrators. It is important that professionals are aware of this, and are working toward an FASD-informed justice system.
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YWCA Metro Vancouver - F is for FASD
Learn the basics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder through our interactive online dictionary at FASDdictionary.org.
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AlcoholFreePregnancy - NOFAS Policy & Training Center: August 2021 Virtual Forum
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Law & Mental Health Conference - Linda Chezem - FASD: Undetected, Complicated, and Devastating
Linda's talk "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder: Undetected, Complicated, and Devastating" examines the science and current practices in the justice system in accommodating or not accommodating the needs and disabilities of persons who have an FASD.
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Al Coates - Podcast Special with Jo Garofolo talking: #FASD The Hidden Disability, Voice in a million & Adoption
In this episode we acknowledge that September is FASD awareness months and we speak to Jo Garofolo the founder of Voice in a Million and she tell us about the upcoming documentary she has produced looking specifically at FASD The Hidden Disability which will be streaming on September the 9th here on VIMTV.
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VIAM TV - FASD THE HIDDEN DISABLITY
So What is FASD? Why do we know so little about it? Is it preventable? These questions and more are answered in this new film ‘FASD The Hidden Disability‘ Streaming from the 9th September
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FASD Hub Scotland - Factsheets – FASD
Our FASD factsheets have been written by the FASD Hub Teams, using their personals and professional knowledge of FASD to build a comprehensive bank of factsheets for caregivers and professionals. New factsheets are regularly added, so if you can’t find what you want, call our helpline and we will be able to help.
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FASD Success - #078 Emmaus Holder: An Epic FASD Journey Across America
What is the craziest thing you have heard someone doing to raise awareness about FASD? How about riding across America by yourself, relying on the hospitality of strangers to feed you, give you a bed for the night and talk about FASD.
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National Improvement Hub (Scotland) - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What educational practitioners need to know
This page provides facts about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and links to further resources suitable for educational practitioners.
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MotherToBaby - A Known Cause of Lifelong Birth Defects
Alcohol is known to cause birth defects when it is consumed during pregnancy. It especially targets a baby’s brain, which is developing throughout all 40 weeks of pregnancy. There is no known safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy, and there is no type of alcohol that is safe to use.
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RESEARCH
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Maternal psycho-social risk factors associated with maternal alcohol consumption and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a systematic review
Clinical services may be able to use the evidence-based findings from this review to improve assessment and treatment services for vulnerable women to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies.
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Archives of Public Health - A pooled prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in South Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol
The pooled prevalence estimate will assist the government and other stakeholders (such as non-profit organisations and researchers) to plan and prioritise prevention and management interventions.
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Evaluating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Forensic Context - Evaluating Competency in Defendants with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the relevance of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the context of adjudicative competency, from initial interactions with police at arrest through interrogation and adjudication at trial.
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British Journal of Nursing - A brief overview of fetal alcohol syndrome for health professionals
This article enforces the need for health and social care professionals to have a greater understanding and awareness of how FAS and FASD may impact on the individual, the family and the community, to enable them to provide the most effective preventive and supportive care possible.
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Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - A-40 The Neurocognitive and Behavioral Profile of an Adolescent with in-Utero Exposure to Alcohol
Recommendations were made to modify his special education goals by targeting his functional academic skills, adaptive functioning, communication skills, and post-high school transition planning.
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Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy - The effects of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy on adverse fetal outcomes among pregnant women attending antenatal care at public health facilities in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study
Our findings suggest that there is an increasing risk of adverse birth outcomes, particularly preterm delivery and low birth weight, with increasing levels of alcohol intake.
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Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Prenatal alcohol-induced sex differences in immune, metabolic and neurobehavioral outcomes in adult rats
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can result in neurobehavioral anomalies, that may be exacerbated by co-occurring metabolic and immune system deficits.
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Alcohol - Neonatal ethanol causes profound reduction of cholinergic cell number in the basal forebrain of adult animals
In animal models that mimic human third-trimester fetal development, ethanol causes substantial cellular apoptosis in the brain, but for most brain structures the extent of permanent neuron loss that persists into adulthood is unknown.
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Perspectives in Public Health - We do things differently here: the Greater Manchester approach to preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancy
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Toxicology Letters - Intergenerational genetic programming mechanism and sex differences of the adrenal corticosterone synthesis dysfunction in offspring induced by prenatal ethanol exposure
We previously found that prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) induced adrenal dysplasia in offspring, which was related to intrauterine maternal glucocorticoid overexposure.
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International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience - Maternal ethanol exposure induces behavioral deficits through oxidative stress and brain-derived neurotrophic factor interrelation in rat offspring
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy damages the central nervous system of developing fetus and results in persistent physical and neurobehavioral abnormalities, including learning and memory disorders.
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Journal of Clinical Nursing - Association between pregnancy intention and smoking or alcohol consumption in the preconception and pregnancy periods: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The findings suggested that women with unplanned pregnancy were more likely to follow unhealthy behaviours such as smoking and alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy.
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Plos one - Alcohol use during pregnancy in Rakai, Uganda
We found that alcohol use during pregnancy was common and associated with religion, occupation, higher numbers of past year sex partners, having a partner who drank before sex in the past 12 months, and IPV experience.
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Social Science & Medicine - Health decisions amidst controversy: Prenatal alcohol consumption and the unequal experience of influence and control in networks
These findings illuminate how medical recommendations and public health interventions should account for the unequal experience of influence and control within networks.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Zdrovie (Poland) - Ogólnopolska Konferencja pt. Profesjonalnie o FASD
Płodowy Zespół Alkoholowy (FAS) obecnie częściej używany skrót to FASD. Spektrum Płodowych Zaburzeń Alkoholowych (FASD) jest nieuleczalnym, niegenetycznym zespołem chorobowym mogącym wystąpić u dzieci, których matki piły alkohol w czasie ciąży.
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BZgA (Germany) - Kein Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft
Trinken Schwangere Alkohol, kann das zu bleibenden Schädigungen ihrer ungeborenen Kinder führen.
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Panorama Della Sanita (Italy) - Sindrome fetoalcolica, circa il 10% delle donne a livello mondiale assuma alcol in gravidanza
Il 9 settembre la Giornata mondiale, parola d’ordine: zero alcol in gravidanza. L’impegno dell’ISS per aumentare la conoscenza del fenomeno, informare e prevenire.
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Cas pre Zeny (Slovakia) - Matka 10 detí ukázala ako im každé ráno chystá jedlo: Týždenne minie 1000-ku!
Manželia Josh a Alicia Dougherty majú srdce na tom správnom mieste. Hoci majú štyri svoje biologické deti, adoptovali si ďalších šesť. Navyše, všetkých šesť adoptovaných detí trpí FASD, to znamená, že majú poruchu fetálneho alkoholového spektra a tým pádom majú problémy so správaním.
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NACOA Deutschland - Leben mit FASD - Lunchtime-Interview mit Michelle, deren Mutter in der Schwangerschaft Alkohol trank
Michelle, 22, lebt mit einer Behinderung, die vermeidbar gewesen wäre. Sie leidet an FASD (Fetale Alkoholspektrum-Störungen), eine Folge von Alkoholkonsum der leiblichen Mutter in der Schwangerschaft.
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Spotify (Norway) - LL-371: Gro Løhaugen om FAS(D) og tilpasning i skolen
Har du hørt om FASD eller FAS? Hva er egentlig dette? Hvordan tilpasser vi skolehverdagen for elever med medfødte alkoholskader og utfordringer på grunn av dette?
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