Nordic Welfare Center - How to strengthen the focus on
children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure to help them lead a good life?
The primary focus of this report is the post-pregnancy period and the support and follow-up for children born with prenatal alcohol exposure, and their families.
Government of Northwest Territories (Canada) - September is FASD Awareness Month:
Building Strengths and Abilities
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness month. This time is dedicated to creating conversation about FASD, improving prevention of FASD, and supporting those living with FASD. The theme for this year’s FASD awareness month is Building Strength and Abilities.
Zealand) - Calls for more support on FASD Awareness Day
When *Reuben thinks about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder he imagines barriers. He thinks about the struggles of relationships, addiction and drug abuse, recalling the challenges he faced in school.
CBC (Canada) - Opening
the door to my identity: How an FASD diagnosis shaped my life during the
I was at home watching YouTube in March 2020 when I first learned about COVID-19 getting serious. I saw a video that said the virus was spreading around China and getting to other parts of the world. After that, we were told to stay home.
Africa) - SA's high rate of FASD largely due to ignorance - FARR SA
Africa Melane is joined by Dr Leana Olivier, CEO at Foundation For Alcohol Related Research to talk about how consuming alcohol affects unborn babies.
(Australia) - ‘Silent’ epidemic is preventable
Held on Friday, 9 September, International FASD Awareness Day is about “giving a voice for the unborn”.
Saltwire - GRANT
FROST: Don't let brief spotlight on fetal alcohol fade into inaction
If you happen to be strolling past Halifax’s City Hall on Friday night, you may notice something odd. The entire building will be bathed in a glow of red light.
The Irish Times
(Ireland) - Why does Ireland have so many cases of foetal alcohol syndrome?
Ireland is estimated to have the third-highest prevalence of FAS in the world, with about 600 babies born here each year with the syndrome
Africa) - DRINKING WHILE PREGNANT IS LIKE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR
Refiloe Mpakanyane was in conversation with Dr Fundile Nyati - the CEO of Proactive Health Solutions as the world marked Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day (FASD) on Friday.
Institute - ‘Glass baby’ makes future parents think before they drink
A hard-hitting awareness campaign on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy successfully increased concerns about unborn babies’ exposure to alcohol and discouraged women from drinking while pregnant.
Blada (France) - SAFTHON
On September 9, on the occasion of the international day for the fight against Fetal Alcohol Disorder (FASD) and throughout the month of September, many actions will be deployed in France, overseas and worldwide, as part of SAFTHON.
Metro (UK) - I
just thought I was a bit stupid – but my mum’s pregnancy drinking gave me brain
My bedroom is full of novels, but most of them are left unfinished. I love reading, but I can never get beyond the first chapter.
FASD Hope - 151
- FASD at 50 - A Conversation with Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones and Andrea Torzon
Episode 151 is airing on September 9th - International FASD Awareness Day titled "FASD at 50" with Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones and Andrea "Andy" Torzon, LMFT of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine's Institute for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Discovery.
- National FASD Strategy
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of neurodevelopmental disability in Canada, affecting 4% of the population. The prevalence of FASD is greater than Autism, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy combined.
- A FATHER’S STORY CONTINUES – MY SON STEPS INTO THE ADULT WORLD
In my first blog a year ago, I talked about the challenge of getting a FASD diagnosis for our son, despite many years of assessments looking for answers. We didn’t give up and eventually a diagnosis was given.
VIDEOS and MATERIALS
RNAO Communications - International FASD Awareness Day, featuring Dr Brenda Stade
On #FASDDAY, @RNAO will continue to support awareness on this disorder, with calls to the government on the issue, passing resolutions on FASD prevention, holding a symposium, publishing stories, engaging with the media and collaborating with other organizations.
SABC News - International
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
Today marks International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day. According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the highest reported FASD prevalence rate in the world.
WCDSBTube - Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Presentation
Spotlight on FASD
- Season 5 Episode 1 - Celebrating The Launch Of The NICE Quality Standards
Season 5 launches with a wonderful celebration for the FASD community in England. We celebrate in this episode with Prof Raja Mukherjee and Sandy Butcher about the creation and launch of our very first NICE Quality standards for FASD.
Ireland - ‘FASD : The need for a compassionate approach’
ENDpae & Alcohol Forum are delighted to share with you our videos raising voices of those with lived experience and asking you to get involved in the conversation.
Jersey Perinatal Cooperative - Public Service Announcement: September is
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month
No amount of alcohol is safe when you’re pregnant -- at any time during your pregnancy. If you started drinking, it’s never too late to stop. If you need assistance, help is available.
HSE Health and
Wellbeing - Pregnant woman and midwife alcohol brief intervention
In this video we will look at an example of a brief intervention between a midwife and a young student mother attending her first antenatal appointment.
Pregnant woman and GP alcohol brief intervention
Pregnant woman and social worker alcohol brief intervention
Pregnant woman and obstetrician alcohol brief intervention
Jeff Noble - What
I Want People To Know About FASD
Happy International FASD Awareness Day! I asked some of our caregivers and their loved ones “What is one thing people should know about FASD? and this is what they said.
Me and My FASD - The
“The FASD Song” was written and performed by TB for September FASD Awareness Month 2022.
FASD Awareness - FASD
Case Study #2 - The Revolving Door
Here is one of our case study films showing how important early diagnosis, a correct assessment and obtaining the right level of support is, and the potential impacts if these are not put in place.
FASD Case Study #1 - Steven's Story
Cureus - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in a Newborn
Our objective was to evaluate a three-day-old male infant born at 37 weeks gestation via vaginal delivery to a mother with admitted excessive alcohol intake for FASD. On physical appearance, the newborn had evidence of smooth philtrum and thin vermillion border, which are two of the three cardinal facial characteristics for dysmorphology.
Clinical and Experimental Research - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and
access to Regional Center Services in San Diego County
The 6.9% prevalence estimate among Regional Center clients was higher than the prevalence estimate of 2.3% in the same community among 5–7-year-old children in the general population.
of Reproductive Health - Barriers and facilitators of alcohol abstinence
There is a limited understanding of why pregnant women drink in the South African context, particularly in rural settings, where the prevalence of FASD is highest.
City University of
Seattle - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Examining How School
Counsellors Can Support Students Diagnosed with FASD Through Life Skills and
The research question I will addressed in this capstone is: How can school counsellors support students diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder through life skills and social-emotional learning?
SSRN - Maternal
Alcoholism Affects Cell Lineage in Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis
These results suggest that pathways implicated in cell determination were affected by PEE and remained affect in adulthood.
Laurier - “The
system is not set up for individuals with FASD”: Lived and Caregiver
Perspectives Regarding Current and Ideal Housing Supports for Canadian Adults
with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
This study offers insight into the perspectives of adults with FASD regarding their daily living support, which is critical to inform future supported housing and support self-determination.
AAIDD - The
Strengths and Positive Influences of Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
This study is the first to examine strengths and positive influences of young children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Drug and Alcohol
Review - Evaluation outcomes of an alcohol and pregnancy campaign targeting
Results indicate the campaign was well received by respondents, increased concern about drinking alcohol during pregnancy and positively influenced women's intentions to refrain from drinking while pregnant.
Biomedicines - Sex-Related
Differences in Voluntary Alcohol Intake and mRNA Coding for Synucleins in the
Brain of Adult Rats Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol
These findings indicate that the impact of PAE on transcriptional regulation of synucleins may be sex-dependent, and in males’ disruption in α-synuclein mRNA expression may contribute to increased vulnerability to alcohol-associated behavior.
Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Effectiveness of a practice change
intervention in reducing alcohol consumption in pregnant women attending public
Special occasion drinking was reduced following implementation of guideline-recommended care. Failure to change other patterns of alcohol use in pregnancy may reflect barriers to implementing the model of care in antenatal care settings and the need to address other social determinants of alcohol use.
& Human Development - Characteristics of the Symptoms of the Proposed
ND-PAE Disorder in First Grade Children in a Community Sample
The proposed symptoms for Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) were evaluated in children who participated in the Collaboration on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalence study.
Health - Prevention of alcohol related harm though preconception care: A
scoping review of barriers and enablers
Investment in alcohol education and skills training for healthcare professionals is required to ensure a coherent message is communicated across services, and that shared decision making about healthcare between service users and health professionals is facilitated.
Karnali Academy of Health Sciences - Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy
and its association with Fetal Outcome in a Mountainous District of Nepal
The prevalence of alcohol consumption during pregnancy was seen in one out of three mothers. Mothers were at the highest risk of delivering low birth weight babies if they had a binge alcohol consumption pattern.
Frontiers - How
the alcohol industry fought against pregnancy warning labels in France. A press
coverage analysis spanning 20 years
This study fills a gap in the Anglosphere research on lobbying against alcohol warnings by analyzing lobbyists' arguments over a 20-year period covering both failed and successful industry lobbying.
Health Research - Researching Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy.
Opportunities and Challenges With Two Methods of Data Acquisition
These results have implications for research about female substance use. Knowledge of the issues will bestow a valuable contribution to researchers working in the field of substance use to help develop appropriate research approaches, as they engage in research into this highly stigmatized and controversial area.
EHYT (Finland) - Alkoholinkäyttö raskausaikana suuri, mutta näkymätön ongelma
Suomalaisten alkoholinkäyttö on arkipäiväistynyt ja hedelmällisyysiässä olevista naisista lähes 90 % käyttää alkoholia. Alkoholi ei kuitenkaan kuulu raskauteen ja sikiön kehityksen kannalta päihteistä alkoholi aiheuttaa eniten sikiövaurioita.
di Pediatria (Italy) - Giornata mondiale della sindrome feto-alcolica (FASD)
Il 9 settembre è la Giornata mondiale della sindrome feto alcolica e disturbi correlati, un appuntamento che dal 1999 viene celebrato simbolicamente il nono giorno del nono mese dell’anno per sensibilizzare su come l’uso di alcol in gravidanza possa essere dannoso per lo sviluppo fisiologico e sulla vita futura del nascituro.
(Finland) - Näistä liikkeistä et saa perjantaina alkoholia vielä yhdeksältä
– "Tämä pieni teko on tärkeä viesti"
FASD-päivän kampanjassa muistutetaan, etteivät alkoholi ja raskaus sovi yhteen. Tämän vuoksi alkoholinmyynti aloitetaan useassa paikassa hieman tavallista myöhemmin perjantaina 9. syyskuuta.
RMF24 (Poland) - Uszkadza
mózg dziecka, powoduje trudności w szkole. Czym jest FASD?
Problem dotyczy 2 proc. polskich dzieci. Objawia się trudnościami w uczeniu i problemami rozwojowymi. Czasem widać go nawet w rysach twarzy.
(Finland) - HELMIS – KANSAINVÄLINEN FASD-PÄIVÄ 9.9.
Ihan tähän alkuun haluan sanoo kiitos Kehitysvammaliitolle, että sain julkaista blogin Elämäni Käännekohdat 1994-2022. Nyt mä käännän uuden sivun elämässä, eli täst lähtee HELMIS OSA 2! Tästä syksystä eteenpäin mä otan sut mukaan mun arkeen, joka tulee varmasti sisältämään paljon seikkailuja ja uusia kokemuksia, mutta toivon myös tutustuvani uusiin ihmisiin!
Zeitung (Germany) - FASD bei Kindern: Der Schaden ist vermeidbar
Alkohol während der Schwangerschaft sollte Tabu sein – Denn viel zu viele Neugeborene leiden unter dem fetalen Alkoholsyndrom, was das Leben stark beeinflusst.
(Sweden) - Fetalt alkoholsyndrom kan förebyggas – Inför varningstext
Missbruk och användande av olika slags droger orsakar stort lidande för den drabbade och anhöriga, men det orsakar också stora kostnader för samhället .
ERR (Estonia) - Lauri
Beekmann: üheksanda kuu üheksanda päeva sümboolne tähendus
September on ülemaailmne alkoholi põhjustatud sünnikahjustuste teadlikustamise kuu ja selle üheksanda kuu üheksas päev on selle kuu kõrghetk. Kuigi fetaalse alkoholisündroomi avastamisest möödub tuleval aastal 50 aastat, on inimeste teadlikkus siiski lubamatult madal, kirjutab Lauri Beekmann.
e.V. (Germany) - FASD Deutschland e.V. Schwanger - nur alkoholfrei
behinderter Pflegekinder e.V. (Germany) - FASD Part 1 - (die Mutter) von
Aang Patchacuteq in Kooperation mit dem BbP e.V.
Zu Beginn möchten wir deutlich machen, dass der Text Menschen mit FASD betrifft und auf diese emotional einwirken kann. Ebenso auf die direkten Mitmenschen, in diesem Fall besonders auf die Mütter!
FASD Part 2 - (das Kind) von Aang Patchacuteq in Kooperation mit dem BbP e.V.
CISA - Centro de
Informações sobre Saúde e Álcool (Brazil) - [9/9] Dia Mundial da Prevenção
da SAF #GravidezSemAlcool
Você sabia que consumir qualquer quantidade de bebidas alcoólicas durante a gravidez e a lactação podem prejudicar o desenvolvimento do bebê?