The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Scotland) – Social work and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Given the prevalence, severity and impact of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) on individuals and communities, there should be better social work knowledge and understanding of, as well as support for, these disorders

Clare Echo (Ireland) – Ennis pair working to prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awarded €3,000. Tristan and Scott Casson-Rennie are the CEO and COO respectively  of FASD Ireland, one of eight organisations to win a place on Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s (SEI) Action Lab programme.

TIMESLive (South Africa) – Unborn babies ‘saved’ by booze ban
Prohibition reduced incidence and prevalence of FAS and could be a game-changer for the prevention of alcohol disorders in SA, say researchers. https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/news/2023-01-15-unborn-babies-saved-by-booze-ban/

Irish Examiner (Ireland) – Alcohol labelling is about letting consumers know the truth
The HSE estimate that around 6,000 babies are born each year in Ireland with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and 600 with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome — the most severe form.

Daily Mail (USA) – CDC tells doctors to buck up their ideas as study shows just one in SIX pregnant women who admit drinking alcohol were advised to quit
Just one in six pregnant women who admit to drinking are advised by a doctor to quit, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.

FARE (Australia) – Every Moment Matters in a milestone year. At the end of 2019, FARE was offered a unique challenge: to develop and deliver a world-leading, evidence-based behaviour change program on alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

News Jani – Opening the door to my identity: How a diagnosis of FASD shaped my life during the COVID-19 pandemic. This piece is by Vinnie Naistus, as reported to Rachel Hetherington at FASD Network of Saskatchewan. It has been edited with input and approval from Vinnie for structure and clarity. It was originally published on September 9, 2022.

Higher Learning – Study Summary: CBD Repairs Brain in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A February 2023 study entitled “Cannabidiol Repairs Behavioral and Brain Disturbances in a Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder” that was published in the journal Pharmacological Research explored “the effects of early and chronic cannabidiol (CBD) administration on offspring with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).”

SalfordFASD (UK) – SalfordFASD rated as the most expert group on FASD in the UK
According to Expertscape, an organisation which rates individuals or institution according to expertise in a specific biomedical subject, the SalfordFASD group (based at the University of Salford) has been rated as the group with the most expertise on FASD in the UK.

FAS-föreningen – FOKUS FAS (9 – 10 FEBRUARI)
Välkommen till två lärorika dagar om alkoholrelaterade fosterskador, FAS/FASD, och de livslånga konsekvenserna för dem som drabbas. Uppskattningsvis föds årligen 1000 barn med FASD i Sverige.

University of Salford – FASD in the UK: Building on 20 years of progress (30 Mar 2023)
The University of Salford, in association with Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and the National Organisation FASD, will be hosting a one-day conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), to celebrate the progress made in knowledge and understanding of the condition in the UK in over the past twenty years and to highlight the current priorities.

CanFASD – The Canada FASD Conference 2023 is coming to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan November 7-9, 2023
This conference will bring people from across Canada together to share how research and evidence can inform tangible solutions to address the complexities of FASD. This year’s theme is Connect, Inspire, Innovate: From Evidence to Action.

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium – FASD Instructional Coaching Professional Development Jan 26, 2023. The Government of Alberta, including the Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Education, have collaborated to develop a new approach and service delivery model for building capacity within the education system and across all Alberta school authorities, including First Nation communities and Métis Settlements.

Centre of excellence for women´s health – Co-Creating Evidence: A Digital Handbook on Wraparound Programs Jan 31, 2023
The Digital Handbook on Wraparound Programs was produced as part of the second phase of the Co-Creating Evidence project.

The National Organisation for FASD – How Does Alcohol Affect the Developing Fetus? – Raja & Neil Book Club – 25 January 2023. This session will be presented by Neil Aiton and will be based on Chapter 4 of the book.

„Die Hessische Landesstelle für Suchtfragen e.V. (HLS) startet am 11. Januar die ONLINE-AKADEMIE „SUCHTPRÄVENTION – DIGITAL VOR ORT 2023“.

The Anishinabek Nation /FASD PROGRAM – FASD 1oh!1 Bringing it Back to Brain – 2 Feb 2023
This will not be your ordinary, hum-drum training – you will leave feeling recharged and ready to make some real change in your life or for those that you work with and support.

The FASD Network of Saskatchewan – FASD Sessions 2023 – 8 Mar 2023. This two-day conference will be held in Saskatoon on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9th in Saskatoon at TCU Place (35 22nd Street East).

FASD United – FASD United Monthly Policy Forum – January 25. The forum is a regularly-scheduled monthly virtual meeting to brief advocates and guide policy outreach. The meetings are open to all FASD advocates.

FASD Hub Scotland – FASD: Next Steps for Caregivers, This course takes place over 2 days (Thursdays 2nd & 9th February 2023, 10am-12pm) and attendance at both sessions is required to complete the course.

FASD Hub Scotland – FASD Podcasts & Blogs. We have a wide range of FASD blogs, many of which have been written by members of the FASD Hub team sharing their own lived experience.  Grab a cuppa and read them here via the link below.