The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland – Supporting Community Nurses and Midwives
This is the sixth and final blog in the series presenting key elements from Professor Moira Plant’s forthcoming report. So, what do health professionals want?  More initial education, continuing professional development and other training around alcohol, preconception/interconception health, pregnancy and FASD would be great place to start.

Salem News – FASD: What is known 50 years later
How far we have come. Over the past 50 years a lot of research has gone into the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It has since become an umbrella term for a number of conditions: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Stuff (New Zealand) – ‘Stuff all funding’ for students and schools facing FASD battle
Pat Newman has watched fetal alcohol spectrum disorder change the landscape of New Zealand classrooms over the past 40 years, but support for students and teachers to deal with it has been sparse.

The Millstone (Canada) – $500,000 provincial grant helps FASD families and caregivers
On Friday, local MPPs Steve Clark and John Jordan met with members of the Rural FASD Support Network at South Gower Park to hear more about the impact that a $500,000 Youth Opportunities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has had.

Shepparton News (Australia) – ‘That support is missing’: International FASD Awareness Day sends a message
The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia chair Cheryl Dedman has met hundreds of people in her role over the past four years.

Townsville Bulletin (Australia) – How referral service will help FASDs kids get diagnosed
Townsville children will have greater access to diagnostic assessment for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder as part of a new referral service. See the detail here.

CNN – Nikolas Cruz’s defense says his brain was ‘poisoned’ by birth mother’s addictions in death penalty trial
An attorney for Nikolas Cruz asked jurors Monday to consider the Parkland school shooter’s dysfunctional family life and his serious mental health issues when they decide whether to sentence him to death.

NewsInvasion24 (South Africa) – Pretoria Deputy Minister hosts FASD training for Tavern owners
As part of the 9-9-9 buildup campaign, the Deputy Minister of the Pretoria Department of Social Development, Mme Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, who is the District Development Model (DDM) champion of Amajuba will host training sessions on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) to educate tavern owners about the dangers associated with alcohol drinking during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

CanFASD Blog – Issue Paper: FASD and Suicidality
People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) face complex challenges. When unsupported, many individuals with FASD face challenges with mental health and substance use. One of the most concerning potential outcomes in this population is the risk of suicide.

ADF (Australia) – Why is FASD diagnosis important?
Being diagnosed is important because it means that the person affected, and their family, can be provided with support. Early diagnosis and support results in better social and physical health.

Ria Health – How Much Wine Can You Drink While Pregnant? Here Are The Facts
All major medical organizations agree: drinking any alcohol during pregnancy, including wine, can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). These conditions include birth defects, brain injury, and other disabilities. But there’s good news: if someone does not drink any alcohol during pregnancy, their child will not have an FASD.

CanFASD blog – The Medium Really is the Message
September 9th is International FASD Day, a day recognized since its inception in 1999 by parent educators Bonnie Buxton, Brian Philcox and Teresa Kellerman.