National FASD (UK) - Thank you Susan Fleisher
National FASD honours and celebrates the legacy of our founder, Susan Fleisher, as her family and friends gather for her 30 October 2023 funeral.
Global News (Canada) - Individual with FASD
calls for less stigma at Saskatoon conference
Saskatoon held a national conference on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in TCU Place on Tuesday, bringing together individuals with FASD, policy makers, and professionals to talk about the disorder.
My Edmonds News (USA) - For children
exposed to alcohol before birth, services are in short supply
When Sara Lawton first brought her baby boy home from the hospital, she wasn’t sure if the endless crying was “normal baby behavior” or an indication of prenatal exposure to alcohol.
CloudNine - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorders : An Overview
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a permanent condition that happens when a pregnant woman consumes alcohol while pregnant. Consuming alcohol during pregnancy interferes with the development of the baby and causes defects both physically and mentally.
ABC (Australia) - FASD assessment delays
leave vulnerable WA children missing out on vital help in detention
Some of WA's most vulnerable children are missing out on appropriate support because of a crippling shortage of child health professionals.
NOFASD Australia - OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE
NOFASD Australia invites you to apply to participate in the “Three-Minute Thesis” session at The FASD Forum ’24 virtual conference on 3rd and 4th May 2024.
The Courier (UK) - Fife foster child Ruby’s
‘superpower’ achievements despite foetal alcohol syndrome disabilities
Taken into care as a tot, she was later diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome which has caused learning disabilities.
FASD United - Ann OKeeffe and Her Amazing
Kids are often a light in the darkest of times. Ann O’Keeffe and her children are a beautiful exhibition of this. Ann has a powerhouse pair of twins who love advocating for FASD.
VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Jewish Family Service: Adoption and Foster Care - FASD Training
The Women & Children's Health Research
Institute - Better mental health means a better life for kids with FASD
Researchers team up to build a strategy that will address complex needs. Robbie Seale’s youngest son — a teen with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) — had been waiting years to see a psychiatrist when a dangerous episode forced an emergency trip to the hospital.
The Power of Paws | Krista LaRocque - Unleashing
Hope: The Transformative Bond Between Service Dogs and FASD Warriors
Have you ever pondered the true impact of a wagging tail and a big, furry smile? Today's episode illuminates the extraordinary bond between service dogs and individuals grappling with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), an often overlooked condition affecting approximately one in 20 children in the US.
The B SMART Program - Alcohol and
Pregnancy: The More You Know
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are the most common preventable developmental disability in the US; however, they are more often than not under-appreciated and under-recognized.
CanFASD - Mental Health Resource and
In collaboration with the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership, CanFASD has developed the following resource and practice guide for frontline mental health counsellors/therapists, prevention mentors, crisis workers, community mental health providers and those who work directly with individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
NPs, Midwives, & Nurses Partnering to
Prevent FASDs - Recommended drinking limits for women
National FASD - Sandy's #FASDGiveMe5 Facts
Here's Sandy with her #FASDGiveMe5 facts for FASD Awareness Month.
FASD Success - #138 Unlearning to
Reconnect: Stacia's FASD Caregiving Journey from Professor to Not for Profit
Welcome to Episode #138 of the FASD Success Show! Today, we're talking to Stacia Stribling, a wife, mom, FASD advocate and a proud business owner running a family-led Orchard.
Drymester - NEW PODCAST ALERT! FASD: A
GUIDE FOR SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPISTS
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new podcast, “FASD: A guide for Speech & Language Therapists.” This podcast aims to equip and empower Speech and Language Therapists, both learning and qualified, with the knowledge and tools to identify and address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in children.
Your Family's Health - FASD: Fetal Alcohol
Dr. Jeanine Cook-Garard learns about FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Our guest says that this is the number one preventable cause of developmental, learning and intellectual disabilities in the world.
FASD Ireland - Podcast "FASD - What's
In this episode Maggie and Scott have a have a great catch up, discussing birthdays and family additions, they also review the recent research carried out by Dr Katy Tobin, Dr Elizabeth McCarthy and Ms Anna Marie Paanoven all from Trinity College Dublin.
Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice - Bound by Blame: Sentencing, Colonialism, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Gladue and Ipeelee send important messages to judges, but messages that have tensions within them that reflect the broader tensions of using the criminal law system to acknowledge ongoing state involvement in discrimination against Indigenous Peoples.
Gene - RNA-seq analysis reveals prenatal
alcohol exposure is associated with placental inflammatory cells and gene
Our findings suggest that heavy alcohol exposure during pregnancy can influence the proportion of fetal placental villi macrophages (Hofbauer cells) and increased expression of inflammatory genes.
Education & Training in Autism &
Developmental Disabilities - Effects of a Function-Based Contingency and
Self-Management Intervention on the Academic Engagement of a Student with FASD
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is characterized by impulsivity and deficits in executive functioning. Given this, individuals with FASD might particularly benefit from interventions that teach them to manage their own behavior in a more adaptive manner.
BMC Oral Health - The oral health-related quality of life for individuals with fetal
alcohol spectrum disorder – a cross-sectional study
The findings clearly demonstrate that there is a discernible effect on an individual’s quality of life if they have poor oral health. In conclusion, further research is required to determine the most effective methods to improve the OHRQoL of individuals with disabilities.
Alcohol: Clinical and
Experimental Research - Prenatal alcohol exposure promotes NLRP3
inflammasome-dependent immune actions following morphine treatment and
paradoxically prolongs nerve injury-induced pathological pain in female mice
In female mice, PAE prolongs allodynia following morphine treatment through NLRP3 activation. TLR4-activated PAE immune cells showed enhanced IL-1β release with morphine via NLRP3 actions.
Options in Pediatrics - Intrauterine Drug Exposure—What the Pediatrician
Needs to Know. Part 1: General Overview, Transplacental Drug Transfer,
Teratogenicity, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Pregnant women should be advised to abstain from elective use of drugs and substances that can affect the growth of the fetus, neurobehavior of the newborn, and long-term functional potential of the growing child.
European Journal of Paediatric
Neurology - Transcranial magnetic stimulation as a feasible, non-invasive,
neuromodulatory intervention in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. A very first
proof of concept
FASD is a very complex disorder that is difficult to treat. In addition, comorbidities as atypical responses to pharmacotherapies are frequent. For this reason, non-invasive, innovative therapies for children with FASD have to be developed.
Alcohol-related Diseases - Image Analysis of Neurofacial Effects of Prenatal
In this chapter, we review the 2D and 3D imaging based methods for identifying the range of FASD associated facial dysmorphism across the FASD spectrum, and discuss the identification of and relationships between the face, brain and neurocognitive performance.
Frontiers in Neuroscience
- Spectral-based thickness profiling of the corpus callosum enhances anomaly
detection in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
We characterized size-independent anomalies of the posterior part of the CC in FASD, with an automated method, confirming and extending our previous study.
Child Welfare - Knowledge,
Training, and Support Needs for Identification and Appropriate Care of Children
with Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures in the Child Welfare System
This study was conducted to explore what professionals working in child welfare and caregivers know about prenatal substance exposure, emphasizing prenatal alcohol exposure, and their perceived training needs. This was part of a descriptive mixed methods study conducted in 22 local child welfare agencies across five states.
Alcohol-related Diseases - “From Surviving to Thriving”: A Focused Review of
Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders to Guide a Shift Toward
Strengths-Based Intervention Development
This chapter offers a focused review of existing FASD interventions and community programs to illustrate how current work is already confronting these barriers and demonstrating a shift to a strengths-based perspective.
Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Alcohol consumption and associated
factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at governmental hospitals
in Harari regional state, Eastern, Ethiopia
This study observed that single marital status, previous history of abortion, family history of mental illness, depression, and anxiety were highly associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Seven Editora - Nursing
care for pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs in primary care: An
instructional video for nursing students
Consumption and abuse of alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy constitute one of the most frequent psychiatric disorders during pregnancy. From the assumption of the existence of gaps related to the training of nurses on this subject, a research problem emerged: Are nursing students clearly prepared to act, in primary care, to pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs?
Psychiatry - Substance use during pregnancy and risk of postpartum
depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This meta-analysis provides evidence of an increased risk of PPD among pregnant substance users, particularly those using multiple substances or tobacco. However, caution is needed in interpreting the association with alcohol use due to its non-significant result.
Eur J Midwifery - Women’s
views on moderate and low alcohol consumption: stages of the subjective
transition from pregnancy to postpartum
Pregnant and breastfeeding women perceive alcohol consumption as a risk to the health of the child. Abstinence is sought especially during pregnancy, but this does not preclude occasional and low-level consumption.
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Torun.pl (Poland) - Dla dzieci z FASD w Toruniu
Centrum Diagnozy i Terapii FASD to odpowiedź na potrzeby dzieci z syndromem FASD oraz ich rodziców i opiekunów. W Toruniu dzięki dofinansowaniu ze środków Gminy Miasta Toruń wynoszącym w 2023 r. 83.000 zł oferta proponowana dzieciom i rodzinom dzieci z FASD jest bezpłatna.
Stadt Karlsruhe (Germany) - Aktionswoche
"Suchtfrei ins Leben"
Das Präventionsbüro SUCHT und das städtische Kinderbüro gestalten gemeinsam mit zahlreichen weiteren Akteurinnen und Akteuren vom 6. bis 10.
Kehitysvammaliitto (Finland) – VÄLIINPUTOAJA
Vuodenajoista syksy on usein itelle ollut vaikeeta, masentavaa aikaa. Pelkästään sen kylmyys ja pimeys vaikuttaa jo mieleen ja oma jaksaminen on muutenkin haastavaa. Mua ärsytti oma käytökseni, joka on aika ajoin vittumaista ja joka purkautuu pahimmillaan aina lähimpiin ihmisiin.
Osservatorio Malattie Rare (Italy) - Sindrome
feto alcolica, è la più grave e negletta disabilità permanente di origine non
La Dr.ssa Rita di Sarro, neurologa e psichiatra, Direttore del Programma Integrato Disabilità e Salute della AUSL Bologna, è anche vicepresidente del comitato scientifico di AIDEFAD (Associazione italiana disordini da esposizione fetale ad alcol e/o droghe).
NaczelnaIzba (Poland) - Webinar: FASD –
Krajowe Centrum Przeciwdziałania Uzależnieniom wraz z Naczelną Izbą Pielęgniarek i Położnych zaprasza na webinar dr Teresy Jadczak-Szumiło
Afasaf Fasd (Spain) - Afasaf
ConNecta_Prevención del suicidio y autólisis. Estrategias familiares en
situaciones de crisis
Sesión informativa sobre las estrategias prácticas para familias y cuidadores que se enfrentan a situaciones de crisis relacionadas con la salud mental y el riesgo de suicidio.