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What is FASD?
What is a safe amount to drink?
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What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term used to describe the lifelong physical and/or neurodevelopmental impairments that can result from fetal alcohol exposure. FASD is a condition that is an outcome of parents either not being aware of the dangers of alcohol use when pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or not being supported to stay healthy and strong during pregnancy.

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NOFASD Blog

CORONAVIRUS – RESOURCES FOR YOUR FAMILY

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is impacting all Australians in some way. For individuals with FASD, disrupted routines, uncertainty about school closures...

RESEARCH: EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN WITH FASD

Researchers at the University of Queensland are conducting an exciting new research project for children with FASD! PhD Candidate Kelly Skorka...

ORIGIN STORIES AND DESTINATIONS

ORIGIN STORIES AND DESTINATIONS – DO THEY MATTER? "There's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face....

EXPERT PREGNANCY HEALTH WARNINGS FINALLY BREAK THROUGH ALCOHOL INDUSTRY’S BLOCKADE

17 February 2020: After eight years of obstruction by the alcohol industry, mandatory pregnancy health warnings on all alcoholic products have been...

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"The tricky thing about values is that they are not necessarily consciously chosen... These deep beliefs are learned from our own parents... we’re not always aware of them."

Read more: https://www.eileendevine.com/singlepost/2018/02/27/Intersection-of-Values-and-Behaviors

Thanks Eileen Devine for this thoughtful blog!

Children and teenagers are likely absorbing information and stress from adults. Parents and carers play an important role in processing and understanding the Coronavirus.

Get the link to this article and more from the latest NOFASD Australia blog: https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/coronavirus/

The Home Education Network provides some useful information and tips for families considering keeping their children at home due to the threat of Coronavirus.

Get the link to this article and more on the latest NOFASD Australia blog: https://www.nofasd.org.au/blog/coronavirus/

Trauma surgeons are concerned that the ready availability of #alcohol during the coronavirus pandemic will result in an increase in the number of women attending emergency departments with domestic violence-related injuries.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6698842/trauma-surgeons-brace-for-surge-in-domestic-violence-related-injuries/

@AlexWodak You are so right Alek our staff are concerned but our Regab centre is open & still taking referrals. They r already at risk & safest place during this crisis is probably a rehab centre. We have to make sure Govts don’t forget our services & staff who r essential

Webinar from @NOFASDAustralia Managing the Toll of Caregiver Trauma and Building Resiliency in Families Impacted by FASD. #FASD #yycFASD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S89FAto27Tk&feature=emb_logo

FASD and Trauma - parenting tips for foster carers

This article co-produced by our friends at NOFAS-UK and the East Hertfordshire and Area FASD Support Network explains why support at home and school must be FASD-informed.

Read now: https://edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FASD-and-Trauma-for-Foster-Carers-FINAL.pdf

#MEDIARELEASE - Western Australian Premier @MarkMcGowanMP has been congratulated for strong leadership, with his announcement to place limits on takeaway #alcohol to assist with the state’s #COVID19 response.
http://fare.org.au/covid-19-wa-premier-shows-leadership-on-addressing-alcohol-harm/

SA Health is trying to contact around 40 people they've not been able to reach, who were on Virgin flight VA428 which departed Sydney on Thursday March 19th. They may have come into contact with infected cruise ship passengers.
@7NewsAdelaide

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