The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (Scotland) – Women, Alcohol, Pregnancy and FASD
In this first blog of six, Professor Moira Plant shares highlights from her report to be published this summer.
National Geographic – The overlooked toll of drinking alcohol while pregnant
Estimates suggest up to 5 percent of people in the U.S. have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Here’s how scientists and activists are working toward better diagnoses and treatments.
NZ Herald (New Zealand) – Hawke’s Bay doctor warns of ‘epidemic’ in fetal-alcohol harm
Experts think the alcohol industry needs to be targeted as the root cause of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) “epidemic” among children.
National Organisation for FASD – It’s time to sweep away the old myths!
FASD is a frequently undiagnosed and misdiagnosed condition. In order to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings around FASD, we have a dedicated Mythbuster page on our website.
CanFASD (Canada) – CanFASD 2021/2022 Annual Report Published
The past year has been full of exciting progress in the FASD community. The CanFASD Network, with help from our partners, published over 25 articles, 13 technical reports, 5 book chapters and participated in over 50 presentations and interviews.
American Psychological Association – A hidden epidemic of fetal alcohol syndrome
New legislation could help bring awareness and resources to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
National Organisation for FASD (UK) – Mandy Craig & Katie Hewitt on ‘The Time is Now’
In September 2021, Sheffield Children’s Safeguarding Partnership hosted the National Dialogue on International FASD Day Conference, chaired by Sheffield’s Director of Public Health and with over 700 people attending to hear professionals, politicians, and experts-by-experience share their knowledge and passion for improving the lives and opportunities of people with FASD.