RNZ (New Zealand) – Government unveils fetal alcohol guidelines, plan for diagnosis training
The government is promising to step up the response to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), promising to boost diagnoses and raise awareness.

The Clare Champion (Ireland) – Funding boost for FASD in Ennis
ENNIS-based FASD Ireland, the country’s first national hub to support individuals, families and carers living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), is to be awarded €200,000 in funding.

PsyPost – Scientists link small changes in facial and brain structure to low/moderate prenatal alcohol exposure
Recent scientific studies reveal that even low levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy might subtly alter fetal craniofacial development and specific brain structures, although these changes do not appear to significantly impact broader socio-cognitive development in early childhood.

Post and Courier (USA) – DSS, DAODAS Launch New Public Campaign Highlighting Risks of Drinking While Pregnant
The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) have collaborated on a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign aimed at raising awareness about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the potential consequences for unborn babies, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs).

FARE Australia – “A 10,000-megawatt personality”: Caring for a young person with FASD
As a clinical psychologist, Dr Vanessa Spiller knew she had the tools to support Dylan when she and her partner welcomed him into their home as a baby.

FASD United (USA) – FASD NPN Spotlight: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
FASD United is excited to spotlight each of the CDC’s National Partner Network organizations.  We launched our spotlight series in March with a feature on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).