CBC (Canada) - Support for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder welcomed, but families say more needs to be done
A woman who has a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder says a recent
funding announcement gives other families some reason for hope.
The Scotsman (Scotland) - FASD Scotland: 'I felt like the
worst parent in the world' - 'hidden' condition is more common than autism and
Isabelle was a “perfect” baby. She was bright, ate and slept well, and settled in happily to her new home after being adopted at eight months old.
SaltWire (Canada) - MY TAKE WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: Support
and not blame for FASD
There are lots of reasons to worry after you have children. But there's a really good chance we're not really talking about something that can affect up to 40,000 Nova Scotian kids.
SaltWire (Canada) - GRANT FROST: Coping with fetal
alcohol — Nova Scotia hasn't even taken baby steps
On June 9, I attended the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD) conference in Moncton, N.B. It brought together health-care providers, action advocates, parents and kids — all of whom have an interest in, or are directly affected by, FASD.
The Guardian (UK) - UK is failing fostered children with
mental health problems, warns charity
Foster care in Britain is facing a “mental health crisis” because the government is failing to meet the needs of mentally ill children in care.
UNDARK - In-Utero Alcohol Exposure: New Tools for a
BY THE TIME kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder meet with clinical psychologist Mary O’Connor, they have often been taking multiple medications or unusually high doses of stimulants like Ritalin.
CanFASD blog (Canada) - The Mental Health Commission of
Canada continues to ignore individuals with FASD
New suicide fact sheets have just been released by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that focus on suicide prevention among groups who may be at increased risk. But a group of individuals at extraordinarily high risk of suicide is missing from the conversation: those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Educhatter - Vulnerable Kids and Teens: Why do Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) Children Fall Between the Cracks?
Children born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) often go undiagnosed for years because of a persistent and hard to dispel stigma attached to the condition.
VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Janet Peters - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) TVC - produced by Recordit
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders# health promotion#drinking while pregnant#drinking. Drinking can cause irreversible damage to your unborn baby.
CanFASD - Thinking About FASD Month: Building Strength
In this panel discussion, our four presenters will help you prepare for FASD Awareness Month in September.
Great Lakes Current - GLATTC Spring Webinar Series:
Updates on Pregnancy, Alcohol Use, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Presented by: Kathleen West, D.Ph., Candice Russell, B.S., and Sarah Farmer, M.A
FASDHub Scotland - Wednesday Webinar: 1st June 2022 –
Susie Williamson shares with us how Childline can support children and young people.
Kristy Penuel - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome case study with
eight-year-old Jacey Anna
Jacey Anna is an 8-year-old 1st-grade student attending Tiftarea Elementary School. Very little information is known about her biological mother.
OCOF NENA - Family matters FSAD video
Family Matters- Let’s Talk FASD
Proof Alliance NC - Resources for Professionals
Prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities.
Speak Up: A Speech Pathology Australia Podcast - Foetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - S04 E21
In this week’s episode, SPA’s Anneke Flinn speaks with Kate Pollard, Senior Speech Pathologist, Director of Melaleuca Therapies situated in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, and member of the FASD Hub Australia.
NOFASD Australia - Reading List
NOFASD Australia has partnered with Odin Books in Canada to provide a bestsellers list of FASD books.
MassFAS - FASD Resources!
In my years of personal research and now in my career, I have found so many wonderful organizations, coaching groups, and knowledgeable people to help me navigate the many compounding issues we faced along the road to the FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) diagnosis.
FASD Awareness #BeAware - Sandra Butcher - "The Time
is Now" CEO National FASD - FASD Webinar #9
“FASD -The Time Is Now” an interview with Sandra Butcher CEO of the National Organisation of FASD Thursday 16th June 2022 – 8.15 – 9.15pm (via Zoom Webinar)
FASD Hope - 137 - Hope is Gritty - Season 2 Finale
Episode 137 is the Season 2 Finale, titled "Hope is Gritty" (Title Source - Jillana Goble). FASD Hope Co-Founder / Executive Producer / Host Natalie Vecchione shares her heart and what she has learned about hope in her journey as a mom of a young adult with an FASD.
Brain Sciences - Binge-like Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Causes Impaired Cellular Differentiation in the Embryonic Forebrain and Synaptic and Behavioral Defects in Adult Mice
An embryo’s in-utero exposure to ethanol due to a mother’s alcohol drinking results in a range of deficits in the child that are collectively termed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).
Brain Sciences - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a group of conditions associated with the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and characterized by somatic and neuropsychological alterations. On the other hand, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by a multifaceted neurobehavioral syndrome.
Early Human Development - The contribution of the
Neurobehavioral Screening Tool to identifying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
in children at high risk of prenatal alcohol exposure and neurobehavioral
Our findings regarding the screening capabilities of the NST were less promising than those of most previous studies. Further research is needed to establish a valid neurobehavioral tool with the possible focus on antisocial behaviors and emotional regulation problems.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Suicidality: What Does the Literature
This review provides a foundational understanding of suicidality in FASD with important implications for research, policy, and practice. Rates of suicidality across the lifespan are high, underscoring the need for evidence-based approaches to screening, prevention, and treatment.
Birth Defects Research - Prenatal alcohol exposure can be
determined from baby teeth: Proof of concept
This proof-of-concept study demonstrates for the first time that direct biomarkers of PAE are detectable and measurable in deciduous teeth which begin forming in utero and are typically naturally shed between 5 and 12 years of age.
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research - Effects
of prenatal alcohol and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol exposure via electronic
cigarettes on motor development
These data suggest that prenatal cannabis exposure may lead to impaired motor skills throughout early development, and that combined exposure with alcohol during gestation may also lead to hyperactivity in early adolescence.
Child Abuse Review - Responses to prenatal opioid and
alcohol abuse: A review of US and Australian mandatory reporting laws
Prenatal substance use, specifically opioid and excessive alcohol use, can cause significant adverse effects for the unborn foetus in both the short-and long-term.
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research - Maternal
binge alcohol consumption leads to distinctive acute perturbations in embryonic
cardiac gene expression profiles
These findings identify Wnt7a and a short list of potential other candidate genes and pathways for further study, which could provide mechanistic insights into how maternal binge alcohol consumption produces congenital cardiac malformations.
Archives of Women's Mental Health - Alcohol use during
pregnancy: findings from a gender-based violence survey in Mongolia
This study aimed to explore the risk factors for alcohol use during pregnancy in Mongolia, wherein high-risk alcohol use is prevalent. We analyzed nationwide data from the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Survey of Mongolia conducted in 2017.
University of Nebraska - The Effects of Alcohol and
Opioid Withdrawal During Pregnancy
Alcohol and opioid withdrawal is very common, especially in the United States. People, including pregnant women go through withdrawal when they lower the number of substance(s) they have daily or just stop suddenly.
Current Developments in Nutrition - Choline Metabolism
Gene-Exposure Interactions in Fetal Alcohol-related Memory Deficits
We identified two maternal SNPs that may confer higher fetal risk for teratogenic effects of PAE. These findings support the potential protective role of choline in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevention.
Current Developments in Nutrition - Influence of Maternal
Choline Supplementation on Metabolic Outcomes of Offspring With Prenatal and
Postnatal Alcohol Exposures
In the current model, PAE does not seem to exacerbate metabolic differences triggered by postnatal alcohol exposure. Maternal choline supplementation has a modest effect on normalizing liver metabolic gene expression that is altered by alcohol exposure.
Journal of Orthodontics - The effect of maternal smoking
and alcohol consumption on lip morphology
Maternal smoking influences a number of lip traits, including a possible epigenetic effect on upper lip contour. Maternal alcohol consumption, particularly at a high level, influences philtrum shape. Maternal smoking and alcohol consumption have a combined effect on lower lip contour and lower lip-chin shape.
Curtin University - The Influence of Prenatal Alcohol and
Tobacco Exposures on Offspring Mental Health and Substance Use Outcomes
Using meta-analytical approaches and multi-generational birth cohort data extracted from the Raine Study, we found that prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposures were associated with increased risks of mental health and substance use problems in offspring.
Advances in Social Work - Maternal Substance Use Disorder
- A Look at Provider Stigma, Attitudes, and Beliefs
Pregnant women with substance use disorder (SUD) can face varying degrees of negative interactions with healthcare providers, including judgment of the individual’s value and involvement in their infant’s care.
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
ORF Steiermark (Austria) - FASD: Neues Hilfsangebot für betroffene Eltern
Wenn Mütter während der Schwangerschaft Alkohol konsumieren, kann das zu schweren Schädigungen bei den Neugeborenen führen – das Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörungen (FASD) ist eine davon.
NWZ Online (Germany) - Ein kleines Gläschen Wein schadet
Alkoholkonsum in der Schwangerschaft ist Thema von Vorträgen im Foyer des Kreishauses in der kommenden Woche. Alkoholkonsum könne zu schweren Schädigungen führen, sagt Gynäkologin Dr. Sonja Robben.
Cronica (Paraguay) – Tomar cerveza para que tu bebe nazca