Emergency Live – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: What It Is, What Consequences It Has On The Child
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during the mother’s pregnancy.

Medscape – Survey Shows More Women Drinking During Pregnancy
More pregnant Americans indulged ― and overindulged ―- in alcohol from 2018 to 2020 than in previous years, but researchers found no sharp increase associated with the first wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

University of Toronto – Researchers shed light on how fetal alcohol exposure increases risk of development disorders
Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy have uncovered mechanisms that help to explain how the breast cancer 1 susceptibility protein (BRCA1), best known for its role in suppression of breast cancer, helps to prevent developmental disorders and how alcohol exposure may increase the risk of these disorders.

Mum Central – What I Wish I Knew about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Parenting, in general, is hard work. It is challenging but also rewarding, especially as a biological mother to a teenage son with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Creating a Family – Establishing Daily Routines for a Child with Prenatal Exposure
Parenting a child with prenatal exposure often requires additional scaffolding to help them learn the daily routines we take for granted. Establishing consistent daily routines for your child with prenatal exposure gives repetitive experiential learning that supports him as he acquires the skills to grow to adulthood.

HRI Portal (Canada) – Canada Needs a Coordinated Plan to Address its Leading Developmental Disability
Canada is a world leader in research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, North America’s leading developmental disability. However, this research is not being put into place at a national level. The Canada FASD Research Network is calling on the Government of Canada to develop a national strategy to address the extraordinary complexities of this disability.

CanFASD (Canada) – Let’s Talk About Stigma, Mental Health, and FASD
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, an annual campaign to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for mental health initiatives. Today, Bell Canada will donate money to various mental health programs.

National FASD – 2022: The Tipping Point for FASD
Happy New Year! 2021 was a hugely positive year for FASD, gathering yet more momentum for progress. With that in mind, at National FASD we’re starting 2022 with a lot of excitement.


EUFASD Alliance – Gro Lohaugen Families living with FASD

FASD Hub Scotland – Understanding FASD – Adoption Zooms

FASD Success – #092 Dan Dubovsky: Best Tips for Advocacy, Self Care and Arguing
Today’s guest likely needs no introduction, as he has been a fixture and looked up to as an expert, sharing his story, teaching, and advocating in the FASD world for 35 years – but it wasn’t always that way.

The Adoption and Fostering Podcast – Wednesday Webcast – Tris Casson-Rennie from FASD Ireland
In this episode we speak about why FASD IRL was started, the work that they do and the plans for the future.

B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth – FASD with Myles Himmelreich
Raising awareness around FASD as a disorder that can affect anyone from any culture, society or background is an important step in removing the shame and stigma faced by children with FASD and their families.

Human relationships are the heart of schooling. The interactions that take place between students and teachers and among students are more central to student success than any method of teaching literacy, or science, or math.


Clinical Epigenetics – Association of prenatal alcohol exposure with offspring DNA methylation in mammals: a systematic review of the evidence
Considering heterogeneity in study design and potential for bias, evidence for an association between PAE and offspring DNA methylation was inconclusive.

BMJ Open – Early detection of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants at high risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 12 months corrected age: LEAP-CP prospective cohort study protocol
Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), including cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), are characterised by impaired development of the early central nervous system, impacting cognitive and/or physical function.

Translational Psychiatry – Activation of the anterior cingulate cortex ameliorates anxiety in a preclinical model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Altogether, this study demonstrated that reduced excitation in the ACC is a cause of anxiety in the PAE mice, providing critical insights into the ACC–BLA neural circuit as a potential target for treating anxiety in FASD patients.

Promotion Journal of Australia – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder resources for educators: A scoping review
Children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) can experience neurodevelopmental, physical, psychological and behavioural impairments that can result in a disrupted school experience.

Neuroimage: Reports – Impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on intracortical myelination and deep white matter in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
White matter alterations have been reported in children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); however, as children with PAE often present with ADHD, covert PAE may have contributed to previous ADHD findings.

Neurochemical Research – Neuroprotective Effects of Crocin Against Ethanol Neurotoxicity in the Animal Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Several experimental and clinical findings suggest that ethanol consumption during pregnancy activates an oxidative-inflammatory cascade followed by wide apoptotic neurodegeneration within several brain areas, including the hippocampus.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence – Prenatal alcohol exposure and offspring subsequent alcohol use: A systematic review
The findings of this review suggest a positive link between prenatal alcohol exposure and offspring’s subsequent alcohol use. However, further mechanistic studies that allow stronger causal inference are warranted to further elucidate specific causal pathways.

Preventive Medicine – Effect of maternal alcohol consumption during the pre-pregnancy/early-pregnancy period on congenital heart disease: A prospective cohort study in Central China
Our study supports the need for continued efforts for public health messages surrounding the potential risks of alcohol consumption prior to or during pregnancy.

Addiction Biology – Prenatal opioid exposure reprograms the behavioural response to future alcohol reward
As the opioid crisis has continued to grow, so has the number of infants exposed to opioids during the prenatal period. A growing concern is that prenatal exposure to opioids may induce persistent neurological changes that increase the propensity for future addictions.

Behavioural Sciences – Rates and implications of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among released offenders with mental disorder in Canada
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is prevalent among individuals involved in the justice system. However, many of the characteristics of justice-involved individuals with FASD remain unknown.

Frontiers in Psychology – Responding to the Unique Complexities of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a multifaceted disability, characterized not only by brain- and body-based challenges, but also high rates of environmental adversity, lifelong difficulties with daily living, and distinct sociocultural considerations.