NIAAA - In Memoriam: Ann Streissguth
The NIAAA community mourns the passing of Ann P. Streissguth, Ph.D., who died on August 1, 2023. An internationally renowned expert on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), Dr. Streissguth and colleagues published the first study identifying “fetal alcohol syndrome” in the United States and its link to maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Ministry of Health (New Zealand) - Pregnancy
warning labels required on alcoholic drinks
Packaged alcoholic drinks produced from today will need to carry a warning label that alcohol can cause harm to unborn babies. “New Zealand Food Safety wants to support pregnant people to be able to make the right health choice for themselves and their babies,” said New Zealand Food Safety deputy-director general Vincent Arbuckle.
The Detroit News (USA) - Greenspan: Justice
requires fetal alcohol evaluation for Oxford shooter
An Oakland County judge is considering whether Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, who pleaded guilty to killing four classmates and shooting seven others in 2021 when he was 15, should be eligible for the most severe sentence available in Michigan: life without the possibility of parole.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - No brainer:
Alcohol's harmful impact on brain health — from cradle to grave
Two new reports outline the impacts of both alcohol and mental health across Ireland. Missing from the discussion is the clear links between alcohol and brain health at all ages, from very early days in the womb right up to old age, writes Catherine Conlon
Time - What Prohibition Can Teach Us About
Drug and Alcohol Policy Today
It’s widely understood today that drinking while pregnant is harmful for the fetus. But the link between alcohol and the health of infants wasn’t as well known in the 1930s, when prohibition was repealed in the U.S. and all sorts of people, pregnant women included, began drinking again.
FASD United - TIME Article Utilized
Incorrect Terminology for FASD- We Respond
A TIME Magazine article released on August 2nd, 2023 about prohibition has been flagged by our team at FASD United for using inaccurate terminology. While the article itself is well-written and relevant, its use of outdated language to describe prenatal alcohol exposure is not excusable after almost twenty years of updated information.
Limitless - Championing Awareness: Andrew
Keeping’s Impact on FASD and Disability Advocacy
In a world where understanding and support for individuals with disabilities are vital, some rise above and become true champions of change. Andrew Keeping, the renowned concert classical guitarist, has captivated audiences with his musical talents and dedicated himself to advocating for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and championing disability awareness.
1919 Magazine (Scotland) - Ticking timebomb
Campaigners are calling for greater awareness of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder as shocking numbers of people with the condition are ending up in prison with little or no support
VIDEOS and MATERIALS
FASD Hub Australia - Prenatal Alcohol Risk Perception
When it comes to consuming alcohol in pregnancy, the message is clear: there is no safe amount of alcohol to drink at any time during pregnancy.
Summit Pacific Medical Center - Effects of
Prenatal Substance Use
Dr. Susan Stoner is a Research Associate Professor at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a Washington-licensed psychologist.
NCPQSW - Prenatal Alcohol Exposure/Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Children/Family Assessments Presentation
Kathryn Brennan discusses recognising and raising awareness of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Children and Family Assessments: The Pre-Birth Genogram
Patricia Kasper, Your FASD Coach - Respect
Act 2 0: a Candid Conversation with Jenn Wisdahl of FASD United
Living with FASD: Candid Conversations with Patti Kasper, is a human interest and educational for those affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol and their families, by someone with both professional and living experience with an Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Trauma-Informed Parenting - FASD and
Problematic Behaviors, a Neurobiopsychosocial Perspective with Dr. Jerrod Brown
Dr. Jerrod Brown joins me again today for a rather heavy topic but a very important topic, today: FASD and Problematic Behaviors, a Neurobiopsychosocial Perspective. Dr. Jerrod explains -"My goal today is maybe to tease apart what could be going on if someone does engage inproblematic behavior, irrational behavior, violent/aggressive behavior, even full-blown criminal behavior. It’s complex.
AADANT NT - Finding the ganma in Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) held their annual conference 23-24 May in Darwin. This year's seminar series focuses on the four keynotes delivered at the conference.
FASD Awareness - The FASD Changemakers - A
Living Experience - FASD WEBINAR #18
The International Adult Leadership Collaborative (ALC) of FASD Changemakers is a well-known group of “living experience” experts from seven countries who each have diagnosed FASD. They decided to stop waiting for someone else to change perceptions and took it on themselves.
CanFASD - Introducing the Housing Service
It can be difficult for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to find and maintain safe and secure housing. That’s why researchers created a new resource to help us better understand housing and FASD and to find innovative, research-based solutions.
Adelaide PHN - Alcohol Consumption in
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This RACGP accredited webinar aims to support primary health care professionals to provide accurate information, assessment, and support to reduce the risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) from maternal exposure to alcohol prior to conception, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
NOFASD Australia - FASD Child or Adolescent
to Caregiver Violence and Abuse Webinar
A recorded webinar from Professor Anita Gibbs of the University of Otago on the difficult topic of FASD and Child or Adolescent to Parent and Caregiver Violence and Abuse.
Europe PMC - Protecting the future child: Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, easy rescue and the regulation of maternal behaviour
This paper argues that social contexts of inequality are crucial to understanding the ethics of gestational harm and responsibility. Recent debates on gestational harm have largely ignored the social context of gestators, including contexts of inequality and injustice.
bioRxiv - Impacts of early exposure to
ethanol on adenosine functioning in zebrafish
These results demonstrated that even a short and specific exposure to ethanol can promote, even if mild, effects on neuronal modulation, increasing susceptibility to seizures.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
- Results of an fetal alcohol spectrum disorders screening tool are
associated with neuropsychological and behavioral measures
The results support the effectiveness of the FASD-Tree as a screening tool for use in clinical settings, providing an efficient and accurate way to identify patients in need of additional evaluation.
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical
Neuroscience - Effects of prenatal alcohol exposition on cognitive outcomes
in childhood and youth: a longitudinal analysis based on meconium ethyl
Subclinical PAE, as determined by meconium EtG, has negative developmental consequences on cognitive function that persist from childhood to adolescence.
Journal of Women's Health - Polysubstance
Use in Pregnancy: Surveillance, Interventions, and Next Steps
Polysubstance use is common among people who use substances during pregnancy; however, the risks of combined substance exposures during pregnancy are poorly understood.
University of the Western Cape - Examining
the factors associated with substance use during pregnancy in low
socio-economic status communities in the Western Cape province, South Africa
Substance use in South Africa, specifically in the Western Cape remains a huge social problem for the entire population generally and pregnant women in particular given their unique vulnerabilities.
JAMA network Open - Association of Pregnancy-Specific Alcohol
Policies With Infant Morbidities and Maltreatment
The primary outcomes were 1 or more infant injuries associated with maltreatment and infant morbidities associated with maternal alcohol consumption within the first year.
Journal of Obstetrics
& Gynecology - Clinician views on reporting pregnant and birthing patients
who use alcohol and/or drugs to child welfare
Participants agreed with most, but not, all child welfare reporting decisions. When participants disagreed or felt conflicted with reporting decisions, these feelings were almost entirely related to decisions to report, which, in some cases, were prompted by hospital or state policies.
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Wuppertaler Rundschau (Germany) - FASD-Beratung: „Bedarf enorm groß“
FASD steht für „Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder“, sprich: die Folgen von Alkoholkonsum während der Schwangerschaft für die Neugeborenen.
Házipatika (Hungary) - „A testvérem
terhesen is alkoholizál. Mit tegyek?”
A terhesség alatti túlzott alkoholfogyasztás veszélybe sodorja a babát. De vajon mit tehetünk akkor, ha egyik hozzátartozónk vagy barátunk a várandóssága ellenére sem tudja abbahagyni az ivást? A nehéz kérdésre szakértők próbáltak választ adni.
SciELO Public Health (Brazil) - Uso de
álcool na gestação: resultado de uma trajetória de consumo de risco?
O artigo de Cabral et al. 1, publicado neste fascículo de CSP, lança luz sobre problemas de saúde pública no Brasil e no mundo: a elevada prevalência do consumo de álcool na gestação e o impacto que tal uso tem na saúde da mãe e do feto.
Articulos de Divulgacion (Argetina) - La
Epigenética y el Síndrome Fetal Alcohólico
La integración de Epigénesis, PINE y Síndrome Fetal Alcohólico introduce una visión holística de la bio-medicina, comprendida desde la investigación científica básica hasta su proyección a la sociedad.