Author: Vicki Russell

EUFASD News 31 Jan 2022

Emergency Live – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: What It Is, What Consequences It Has On The ChildFetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during the mother’s pregnancy. Medscape – Survey Shows More Women Drinking During PregnancyMore pregnant Americans indulged ― and overindulged ―- in alcohol from 2018 to 2020 than in […]

EUFASD News 13 Dec 2021

Australian Government (Australia) – $37.2 million for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder support and awarenessThe Australian Government is investing more than $37 million for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic services to increase access and reduce waiting times, as well as launching a new National Awareness Campaign for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Women. Todayville (Canada) – Red Deer RCMP […]

EUFASD News 29 Nov 2021

CTV News Edmonton (Canada) – Alberta to spend $5M on supports for students with FASDThe Alberta government will be allocating $5 million over five years to educators to get the tools and skills needed to assist students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Daily Record (UK) – Charity launches in Ayrshire for children exposed to alcohol in […]

EUFASD News 31 Oct 2021

Stuff (New Zealand) – Teenagers left homeless without support for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder One teen ends up sleeping under a bridge. Another is passed between temporary care homes. Carers and social workers agree: “There is nothing for these children.” Josephine Franks reports. Yorkshire Post (UK) – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Family of Yorkshire boy with disorder […]

Better diagnosis of FASD

BBC (UK) – Better diagnosis of FASD in children needed, adoptive mum says An adoptive mother is calling for the NHS to improve its diagnosis for children exposed to alcohol in the womb, so their families can be helped.

EUFASD News 8 September 2021

The Canberra Times (Australia) – Breaking down stigma of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder How much do you know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)? Even if you’re an Australian health professional, your answer could be “not much”. NOFASD Australia – A FATHER’S STORY – MY SON HAS FASD My son, who I will refer to throughout this […]

EUFASD News 24 August 2021

Kitchissipi Times (Canada) – ABLE2 on upcoming FASD Awareness Walk, pandemic fundraisingABLE2, the ‘small but powerful’ charitable organization that supports people across the disability spectrum, is preparing for this year’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  (FASD) Awareness Walk. News (Australia) Funding boost for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and careThe diagnosis and treatment of children with Fetal […]

EUFASD News 1 August 2021

Digital Journal – Avoiding Toxic Substances During PregnancyWhen a woman finds out they are pregnant, it seems to change everything. Suddenly she isn’t just thinking about herself, but about the baby they are carrying. Questions about what substances or environmental exposures may be harmful to mom or baby are a natural reaction. Catch – What We […]