The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) is a national not-for-profit health promotion charity dedicated to prevention and ensuring that individuals affected prenatally by alcohol have access to diagnostic services, support and multidisciplinary management planning in Australia and that parents and caregivers are supported with a “no blame no shame” ethos.

On this site you will find a range of support resources and information relating to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, or FASD.

The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) Strategic Plan is based on four key priorities:

  1. Prevention
  2. Support
  3. Training & Education
  4. Research & Projects

For all media and other enquiries contact Elizabeth [Anne] Russell on 0412 550 540 or email at

FASD Consultants

The rffada collaborates with and supports the FASD Consultants, a group of people expert in the field of FASD each with  their own unique experience, perspective and expertise. The FASD Consultant’s Website can be found at and the Facebook group where you can ask questions of each Consultant, identify the specific expertise you need and work directly with the Consultant to discuss training options, consultancy and support services

The FASD Consultant’s Flyer can be found here.

Accuracy of five self-report screening instruments for substance use in pregnancy

Steven J. Ondersma, Grace Chang, Tiffany Blake‐Lamb, Kathryn Gilstad‐Hayden, John Orav, Jessica R. Beatty, Gregory L. Goyert, Kimberly A. Yonkers (21 June 2019) ‘Accuracy of five self-report screening instruments for substance use in pregnancy‘. Findings: Performance of all instruments varied significantly with race, site and economic status. Addiction