Fact Sheet on FASD and the Criminal Justice System

This fact sheet from the John Howard Society of Ontario contains information about FASD that will help raise awareness of service providers in the Criminal Justice system. http://www.johnhoward.on.ca/pdfs/FactSheet_26_FASD_and_the_Criminal_Justice_System.pdf

First European Conference on FASD

The first European Conference on FASD, “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Growing Awareness in Europe” was held from 3 to 5 November 2010 in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. http://www.eufasd.org/EN/conf_en.php

Best Start Newsletter (CMigrator copy 1)

This newsletter  reports on the activities of FASD Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE). The newsletter also shares news of relevance to individuals, caregivers and service providers in Ontario who are working in the area of FASD. www.beststart.org/projects/index.html#fasd

Interventions & treatment for FASD Conference powerpoints

In October there was a conference held at Emory University, focusing on interventions & treatment for FASD, with researchers presenting from the USA and Canada. Here’s the link to the conference power points: http://www.psychiatry.emory.edu/PROGRAMS/GADrug/conference_presentations.php

South African Breweries Limited and the social development department have joined forces to fight against Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Academics and experts joined in a FAS Indaba, convened by the Department of Social Development and South African Breweries, to find the best approach in dealing with preventing the disease, as well as minimising its impact on affected communities. http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article770842.ece/SAB-to-fight-foetal-alcohol-syndrome

The International Medical e-Network November newsletter devoted to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

In response to recent debate, this newsletter includes a section relating to recent research from Australia & Britain relating to the effects of low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure. You can read the studies, some of the press that triggered the debate and thought provoking responses from internationally renowned FASD experts. http://www.nofas-uk.org/PDF/Fetal%20Issue%204%20Nov%202010.pdf