University of Helsinki (Finland) – Early prenatal alcohol exposure affects genes involved in embryonic development. Alcohol exposure in early pregnancy can change gene function during the tightly regulated embryonic development, and consequently cause developmental disorders – especially neurodevelopmental disorders.
CBC (Canada) – Walking together. It was also around that time she was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (also known as FASD), which affects the brain and body of a person exposed to alcohol in the womb.
Creating a Family – Prenatal Exposure, Part 1: Parenting Babies through Elementary Ages. In the adoptive, foster, and kinship community, there’s often a wide range of what parents know about the child’s birth parents. Frequently, information about the birth mother’s prenatal care can be challenging to verify, especially in foster care adoptions.
University of Saskatchewan (Canada) – Research focused on income, housing security for residents with FASD. Research planned by Dr. Keith Da Silva (DDS), assistant professor at USask’s College of Dentistry, and Andrea Kotlar, executive director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Network of Saskatchewan, will examine financial and housing welfare of provincial residents with FASD.
CanFASD (Canada) – 2022 Successes and Accomplishments. Welcome to 2023! We hope everyone had a happy, safe, and restful holiday season and that you’ve come into the new year feeling refreshed and ready for the year to come.
The Northern Advocate (New Zealand) – New Year Honours: Northlander Chris Rogan made ONZM for alcohol harm reduction work. When Mangawhai woman Chris Rogan started working to raise awareness of and care for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) more than 25 years ago, it was a largely hidden problem with very little publicity.
The Brant FASD Caregiver Support Group – FASD: Challenging Behaviours and Cognitive Supports with Nate Sheets (25 January 2023). Virtual training for caregivers, community partners, educators & those wanting practical strategies to support children and youth with FASD.
ABLE2 – FASD Symposium (January 17, 2023). The 2023 Symposium is a virtual event. Attendees will be able to participate online (virtually) from home or office from all parts of Canada and the United States and will have access to the conference content for an additional week after the event ends.
FASD Hub Scotland – Helping Sleep Happen (30 January 2023). Workshop with AUK sleep counsellor and member of FASD Hub who are also experienced adopters, foster & kinship carers about why our children can find it difficult to settle, fall asleep and stay asleep.
FASD Ireland – FASD Ireland Workshops (January 12, 19, 26, 2023). This 2-hour workshop focusses on FASD in the Classroom. There is no requirement to have a child or young adult in your class, school or college to be able to attend this workshop.
FASD/TSAF – Towards Healthy Outcomes for Individuals with FASD (January 11, 2023). Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Pei (R. Psych., PhD), Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
The National Organisation for FASD – The Role of Formal Psychometric Assessment in FASD – Raja & Neil Book Club (16 January 2023). This session will be presented by Alexandra Carlisle & Alexandra Livesey and will be based on Chapter 14 of the book.
EPReachOut – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): The Parent Perspective and The Role of Educational Psychologists (EPs) with Dr Rebecca Griffiths (2nd Feb 2023). During this webinar I will present my doctoral research which gathered the voice of adoptive parents and foster carers who parent a child with a confirmed diagnosis of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Saskatchewan Foster Families Association – FASD Training – January Session (24-Jan-2023). The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides assistance to the Ministry of Social Services to ensure all foster parents across Saskatchewan have completed their provincially mandated training.
FASD Hub Scotland – FASD: Next Steps for Caregivers (2 Feb 2023). 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.
Safe Guards – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); A Four-Part Learning Series (February 27, March 6, 13 & 20, 2023). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) presents itself in everyone’s professional practice and it is important to learn to identify this under recognized and confusing disability.