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Health professionals play a key role in effective prevention, diagnosis and management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The following resources and links provide current, evidenced based best practices for the screening, diagnosis and management of the disabilities associated with this condition.

 Alcohol & Pregnancy Resources

The following resources are available to community groups and professionals to raise awareness about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and to provide a better understanding of FASD. These resources are available for free to download by clicking on the title, and we are happy to mail you a limited number of hard copies for just a nominal charge for postage and handling. Email admin@nofasd.org.au 

‘An alcohol-free pregnancy’ Information Card

50 free printed copies per annum can be ordered by email.  A nominal charge will be made for postage and handling.  (Additional copies 30 cents ea plus postage.)  Enquire now or click on the title to download.

‘An alcohol-free pregnancy’ Poster

Up to 5 printed copies per annum can be ordered by email. A nominal charge will be made for postage and handling. Enquire now or click on the title to download

‘Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – The Preventable Disability’ Brochure

Up to 30 printed copies can be ordered by email. A nominal charge will be made for postage and handling.  (Additional copies 50 cents ea plus postage.) Enquire now or click on the title to download.

28 FASD Fast Facts for Health Professionals

Other Australian Alcohol & Pregnancy Resources

Alcohol & Pregnancy Guidelines from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Drug Education Network: FASD Handbook for Health Professionals

WA Health AUDIT-C Learning Guide – draws on a range of high quality education and informational resources developed nationally and internationally by those concerned with raising awareness of alcohol, pregnancy and FASD.

Women Want to Know Project –  Information for health professionals on alcohol & pregnancy

Australian Department of Health – Information for Health Professionals

FASD PosterMaker –  an easy-to-use app, that provides pre-loaded messages and images that can be used by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities to create their own local resource or they can use their own evidence-based text and images if preferred.

Yarning about Alcohol & Pregnancy (Indigenous)

Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Package

What is the safe amount to drink?
Strong Boorais, Bright Futures – Keeping healthy during pregnancy
Marulu Prevention Strategy  – This video highlights the prevention, diagnosis and interventions related to FASD as part of the Marulu Prevention Strategy in Western Australia.

Australian FASD Resources

What is FASD?

Responding to the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in AustraliaAustralian FASD Strategy 2018-2028

FASD Hub Australia – Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD

FASD Hub Australia Service Directory –  listings of health professionals who have FASD experience and expertise.

Australian Medical Association (AMA) Position Paper on FASD

E-learning modules for Health Professionals involved in FASD diagnosis

An Introduction to FASD This online training course provides an overview of alcohol use among women, the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, and discussion of screening, diagnosis, prevention and management of FASD. Produced by WA Mental Health Commission, Drug and Alcohol Office (2015)

Australian Institute of Family Studies: Supporting children living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Practice principles (Australian Institute of Family Studies)

Alcohol and Drug Foundation – FASD Information.

Australian FASD Videos

The Story of Alcohol Use in Pregnancy and FASD – Professor Elizabeth Elliott, University of New South Wales
Making FASD history in the Fitzroy Valley
Close the Gap – Dr James Fitzpatrick, Paediatrician, Patches Pediatrics
Important Messages about FASD for Professionals – Dr Doug Shelton, Paediatrician, Gold Coast.

International Resources

FASD Language Guide – this guide has been produced in an effort to promote the dignity of those with FASD and their families

University of Washington FASD 4-digit diagnostic code – A website guide to the FASD 4-Digit Diagnostic Code developed by the University of Washington.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Canadian guidelines for diagnosis

Becoming FASD Informed: Strengthening Practice and Programs Working with Women with FASD

Parent Child Assistance Program – this is an evidence‐based home visitation case‐management model for mothers who abuse alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. Its goals are to help mothers build healthy families and prevent future births of children exposed prenatally to alcohol and drugs.

A Literature Review on Promising Approaches in Substance Use Treatment and Care for Women with FASD

National Screening Tool Kit for Children and Youth Identified and Potentially Affected by FASD: Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

Ten Brain Domains: A Proposal for Functional Central Nervous System Parameters for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Follow-up.

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