Author: Vicki Russell

FASD support group launch

Fife Today (UK) – Fife launch of support group for little diagnosed lifelong disorder with no cure Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder service. FASD is a result of pre-birth exposure to alcohol. Now, there is a new one-to-one service for parents and carers, run by Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS)

Australia – Senate Inquiry Report on FASD

Mirage News (Australia) – Community organisations welcome Senate Inquiry report into FASD The final report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was handed down on Wednesday afternoon.

FASD Advocates push for more support

ABC News (Australia) –Advocates of FASD students in Qld schools push for more support, prevent future ‘in correctional services’ The Queensland government is being called upon to better recognise fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as a disability in schools by a passionate researcher, with the support of parents, caregivers, and experienced health practitioners.

The fate of children – landmark FASD study

ABC News (Australia) – Researchers return to find out fate of children involved in landmark FASD study Ten years after a groundbreaking study revealed record-high rates of FASD in outback Australia, researchers have returned to the Kimberley to see how the children are coping in adulthood.

Challenging the stigma framing FASD in South Africa

Borgen Project (South Africa) – Challenging the Stigma Framing FASD in South Africa South Africa has the highest rate of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the world, with some communities experiencing a prevalence of up to 28%. FASD encompasses a range of conditions that affect people who were exposed to alcohol before birth.

Young people and risky behaviours

National Organisation for FASD (UK) – Risky Behaviours In February 2021 the National Organisation for FASD teamed up with OnePoll and 72Point to learn more about young people’s understanding of the risk of sex, alcohol and pregnancy. OnePoll polled 1200 16-25 year olds across the UK.

2021 Sterling Clarren Award

CanFASD blog – Announcing the 2021 Sterling Clarren Award recipient! We are excited to announce that this year’s recipient for the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award is Dr. Brianne Redquest for her research on understanding and reducing stress in caregivers of individuals with FASD.