University of Helsinki (Finland) - Early
prenatal alcohol exposure affects genes involved in embryonic development
Alcohol exposure in early pregnancy can change gene function during the tightly regulated embryonic development, and consequently cause developmental disorders - especially neurodevelopmental disorders.
CBC (Canada) - Walking together
It was also around that time she was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (also known as FASD), which affects the brain and body of a person exposed to alcohol in the womb.
Creating a Family - Prenatal Exposure,
Part 1: Parenting Babies through Elementary Ages
In the adoptive, foster, and kinship community, there’s often a wide range of what parents know about the child’s birth parents. Frequently, information about the birth mother’s prenatal care can be challenging to verify, especially in foster care adoptions.
University of Saskatchewan (Canada) - Research
focused on income, housing security for residents with FASD
Research planned by Dr. Keith Da Silva (DDS), assistant professor at USask’s College of Dentistry, and Andrea Kotlar, executive director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Network of Saskatchewan, will examine financial and housing welfare of provincial residents with FASD.
CanFASD (Canada) - 2022 Successes and
Welcome to 2023! We hope everyone had a happy, safe, and restful holiday season and that you’ve come into the new year feeling refreshed and ready for the year to come.
The Northern Advocate (New Zealand) - New
Year Honours: Northlander Chris Rogan made ONZM for alcohol harm reduction work
When Mangawhai woman Chris Rogan started working to raise awareness of and care for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) more than 25 years ago, it was a largely hidden problem with very little publicity.
The Brant FASD Caregiver Support Group - FASD: Challenging Behaviours and Cognitive Supports with Nate Sheets (25 January 2023)
Virtual training for caregivers, community partners, educators & those wanting practical strategies to support children and youth with FASD.
ABLE2 - FASD Symposium (January 17, 2023)
The 2023 Symposium is a virtual event. Attendees will be able to participate online (virtually) from home or office from all parts of Canada and the United States and will have access to the conference content for an additional week after the event ends.
FASD Hub Scotland - Helping Sleep Happen
(30 January 2023)
Workshop with AUK sleep counsellor and member of FASD Hub who are also experienced adopters, foster & kinship carers about why our children can find it difficult to settle, fall asleep and stay asleep.
FASD Ireland - FASD Ireland Workshops
(January 12, 19, 26, 2023)
This 2-hour workshop focusses on FASD in the Classroom. There is no requirement to have a child or young adult in your class, school or college to be able to attend this workshop.
FASD/TSAF - Towards Healthy Outcomes for
Individuals with FASD (January 11, 2023)
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Pei (R. Psych., PhD), Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
The National Organisation for FASD - The
Role of Formal Psychometric Assessment in FASD - Raja & Neil Book Club (16
This session will be presented by Alexandra Carlisle & Alexandra Livesey and will be based on Chapter 14 of the book.
EPReachOut - Foetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorders (FASD): The Parent Perspective and The Role of Educational
Psychologists (EPs) with Dr Rebecca Griffiths (2nd Feb 2023)
During this webinar I will present my doctoral research which gathered the voice of adoptive parents and foster carers who parent a child with a confirmed diagnosis of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Saskatchewan Foster Families Association - FASD
Training - January Session (24-Jan-2023)
The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides assistance to the Ministry of Social Services to ensure all foster parents across Saskatchewan have completed their provincially mandated training.
FASD Hub Scotland - FASD: Next Steps for
Caregivers (2 Feb 2023)
This course takes place over 2 days (Thursdays 2nd & 9th February 2023, 10am-12pm) and attendance at both sessions is required to complete the course.
Safe Guards - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder (FASD); A Four-Part Learning Series (February 27, March 6, 13 &
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) presents itself in everyone’s professional practice and it is important to learn to identify this under recognized and confusing disability.
VIDEOS and MATERIALS
United States Drug Testing Laboratories - ToxTime: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Components & Services Overview
USDTL hosts Guida Brown for this ToxTime presentation on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). She describes the components of identification of FASDs, and referral services or case management for those with FASDs.
Whāraurau - Lunchtime Learning - FASD
Lunchtime Learning - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), presented by John Vogenthaler from Te Pou, on Thursday 25 August 2022, hosted by Whāraurau
Al Coates - Conversations - Maggie May
In this episode we speak to Maggie May and she shares her unconventional journey through the foster care system and her decision to be adopted at 14 in Ireland. Maggie May has a unique perspective and also lives with the hidden disability of FASD.
NOFASD Australia - FASD Forum 22 -
Three-Minute Thesis Finalist: Dr Kirsten Panton
POPFASD - Shining Through
Shining Through is an 18-minute film that showcases the strengths and talents of two middle school students in British Columbia. The film highlights an FASD-informed approach that caregivers, educators, and community workers can adopt and cultivate. This story shares the simple truth that when we build from strengths, we all experience more success.
FASD Hub Scotland - FASD Hub factsheets
Our FASD factsheets have been written by the FASD Hub Team, using their personal and professional knowledge of FASD to build a comprehensive bank of factsheets for caregivers and professionals.
Nature - Initial study on quantitative electroencephalographic analysis of bioelectrical activity of the brain of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) without epilepsy
The main objective of this study was to identify characteristic patterns in QEEG among individuals affected with FASD.
BMC Medicine - Chromatin
modifier developmental pluripotency associated factor 4 (DPPA4) is a candidate
gene for alcohol-induced developmental disorders
Our study shows the effects of early alcohol exposure on human embryonic and extraembryonic cells, introduces candidate genes for alcohol-induced developmental disorders, and reveals potential biomarkers for prenatal alcohol exposure.
The Lancet Public
Health - Heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and overall morbidities: a Danish
nationwide cohort study from 1996 to 2018
Heavy prenatal alcohol exposure is associated with an overall increased risk of child morbidities and previously unrecognised alcohol-related health problems. Prenatal alcohol exposure is a key public health issue with a potential negative impact on child and adolescent health. This study urges for renewed efforts and substantiates the profound degree to which pre-conceptional care is mandatory.
Silesiana - Performance of a picture description by ten-year-olds with fetal
The subject of this paper is describing of a picture by ten-year-olds with fetal alcohol syndrome and their peers from a control group.
ResearchGate - Leveraging
Community-University Partnerships to Develop a Strength-Based and
Individualized Approach to Humanizing Housing Service Delivery for Individuals
with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This field report summarizes and advances key learnings for leveraging community–university partnerships addressing housing service gaps for high-risk, marginalized populations with complex needs.
of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine - Alcohol ban during the
COVID-19 pandemic lockdown: Lessons for preventing foetal alcohol spectrum
disorder in South Africa
During the two national lockdowns implemented in South Africa to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages were prohibited.
Nordic Studies on
Alcohol and Drugs - Adverse childhood experiences and neurodevelopmental
disorders among youth with and without prenatal substance exposure: A
longitudinal matched register-based cohort study
A strong association between ACEs and neurodevelopmental disorders was found. Brain research is needed to examine whether ACEs worsen neurodevelopmental outcomes caused by PSE.
Clinical and Experimental Research - Comparison of three systems for the
diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a community sample
These results indicate a lack of consistency in these approaches to diagnosis. Discrepancies result from differences in specifying the criteria used to define the diagnosis, including growth, physical features, neurobehavior and alcohol-use thresholds.
Affective Disorders - Prenatal alcohol exposure enhanced alcohol preference
and susceptibility to PTSD in a sex-dependent manner through the synaptic HCN1
Overall, these results suggest that PAE enhances alcohol preference and susceptibility to PTSD through synaptic HCN1 channels in the PFC. In addition, ZD7288 may be a promising candidate for preventing alcohol-associated PTSD-like syndrome, particularly in males.
Plos one - Spatial
distribution and determinants of alcohol consumption among pregnant women in
Ethiopia: Spatial and multilevel analysis
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy in Ethiopia was high. The spatial distribution of alcohol consumption was significantly varied across the country.
Journal of Molecular Sciences - Molecular Markers in Maternal Blood Exosomes
Allow Early Detection of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause developmental abnormalities (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; FASD), including small eyes, face and brain, and neurobehavioral deficits.
Neuroscience - Auditory Outcomes in Adolescents with Prenatal Alcohol
Investigate three aspects of auditory function (auditory acuity, cochlear dysfunction, and auditory processing) in adolescents with fetal alcohol exposure without phenotypic changes.
Alles Münster (Germany) - „Ein kleines Ziel von mir: Erster Arbeitsmarkt!
Folge 9 der Serie „Mein FASD ganz normales Leben“ von Iris Brandewiede und Ingrid Hagenhenrich mit dem 25-jährigen Kevin aus Havixbeck
20min (Austria) -
Auch wenig Alkohol schadet Ungeborenen bereits
Ab und zu ein Glas? Gemäss neusten Erkenntnissen sollten Schwangere besser gar nie mit Alkohol anstossen.
(Spain) – Creación de contenido sonoor confin social: Aprendizaje-Servicio hacia
el compromiso con la comunicación rigurosa
La evolución del audio en los últimos años supone un reto para el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje en las facultades de comunicación.