Penticton Herald (Canada) – Lakeland Centre for FASD open house empowers and supports. The Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) open house drew attention as it provided a platform for education, awareness, and support for individuals and families navigating the challenges of this complex condition.
EurekAlert! – Researcher says men should abstain from drinking at least three months prior to conceiving. Researchers at Texas A&M University have already shown that paternal drinking habits prior to conception can have a negative effect on fetal development — with semen from men who regularly consume alcohol impacting placenta development, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)-associated brain and facial defects, and even IVF outcomes.
Mamamia – During her pregnancy, Sophie drank occasionally. At 14, her son received a diagnosis. From the moment Sophie found out she was pregnant, she was excited for the future that lay ahead. She was 30, and this was going to be her first child.
Birmingham Live – ‘My mother drank too much before she had me – now it feels like I have dementia at 21’. In her spare time, she volunteers at her local hospital, picks litter off the street and keeps her neighbourhood safe – but for years Chloe Lambert has been unable to land a job because of her disability. The disability campaigner from Wolverhampton lives with a little-known disability which she says is like having ‘dementia’ at the age of 21.
The Australian (Australia) – How glass baby campaign hit home for mums-to-be
A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health has revealed new data on the efficacy of an advertising campaign designed to support alcohol-free pregnancies. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/growth-agenda/how-glass-baby-campaign-hit-home-for-mumstobe/news-story/ecd5f84a8f44d385ce38ba9e07b18243
FARE Australia (Australia) – Every Moment Matters campaign celebrates two year milestone. Every Moment Matters is a groundbreaking national health campaign about alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding. The campaign has been developed by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and is funded by the Australian Government from July 2020 to September 2024.
Canada.ca – Government of Canada announces partnership with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences to assess fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada. Today, the Honourable Ya’ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health announced close to $950,000 for the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to undertake a comprehensive scientific assessment on FASD.
FASD Ireland (Ireland) – Parliamentary Questions
Below you will find all PQ’s submitted since 2017 related to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder along with the responses from Ministers and the HSE.
FASD United – FASD in the Criminal Justice Space: Interview with Captain Brian Holloman. Research highlights the connection between FASD and interactions with law enforcement and the criminal justice system. While these statistics may spark concern, they emphasize an important point.
Research in Practice – Supporting people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
For the first 26 years of my professional career, I had no knowledge at all about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and only found out about it ‘accidentally’ in 2008 when I came across it in my personal life.
FASD United – Prevention-Based Messaging and Perspectives From Those with FASDs. In the FASD space, prevention messaging undoubtedly plays a crucial role, but focusing solely on prevention can sometimes inadvertently cast a shadow over those living with this disability.