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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Other Australian Resources
Alcohol & Pregnancy Guidelines from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
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
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.
Australian Alcohol & Pregnancy Videos
GP Ask the Question Videos
These were developed by FASD Hub Australia to highlight the importance of GPs asking women about alcohol use and pregnancy.
More Alcohol & Pregnancy Videos
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
FASD Language Guide – This guide is intended to suggest language that can be used in conversations, presentations and reports about FASD in Australia.
FASD Hub Australia Service Directory – listings of health professionals who have FASD experience and expertise.
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 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.
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.
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.