Australian Government Department of Health (Australia) – ‘Strong Born’ a new campaign supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to yarn about FASD
On February 22, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) supported by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), will launch the Strong Born campaign aimed at raising awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and safe breastfeeding practices.
The Medical Republic – Mythbusting fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
This is a good thing according to our guest Nirosha Boaden. She is undertaking a PhD in FASD and brings expertise in social work and public health research to her role as a senior mental health specialist in the Northern Territory.
ABC (Australia) – Ex-prisoner says FASD screening would help break cycle of crime
Geoffrey Taylor says it wasn’t until he was diagnosed with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder at 54, that he was able to make sense of his life of crime.
Albuquerque Journal (USA) – New Mexico Senate OKs bill intended to aid ‘vulnerable’ newborns
Legislation moving forward at the Roundhouse would require New Mexico’s child welfare agency to conduct a family assessment when a newborn suffers from drug withdrawals and the parents don’t comply with a hospital-issued plan of care.
Indiana Alliance – I’m Sorry- Reframing the FASD Diagnosis
We have all heard these words. Throughout so many seasons, for so many reasons. The I’m Sorry I want to discuss is the one I hear on occasion when I divulge my FASD diagnosis, and how I got it.