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An article by Catherine Shanahan of the Irish Examinier highlights a study that concludes that paternal alcohol exposure prior to conception causes developmental defects in the next generation at pre- and post-natal stage.
According to the article, this is the first definitive evidence that fathers' drinking habits pre-conception can cause significant foetal abnormalities. To read this article, go to http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/pre-conception-drinking-by-dads-can-damage-foetus-258857.html .
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:06
“If you think FASD doesn’t affect you and your family, Deb Evensen wants you to think again. Evensen has been educating Alaskans about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for more than 30 years. She works with school districts and organizations across Alaska and the U.S. to address the issue. In this video, she explains the five things everyone should know about FASD.” - Anchorage Daily News
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:20
This webcast hosted by the Alberta Government highlights Dr. Vinesh Gupta, Section Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Alberta Health Services
Learning Objectives: - Understand the concept of NCR (Not Criminally Responsible) - The applicability of NCR defense for clients with FASD.
More Information: http://fasd.alberta.ca/current-year.aspx
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:40
Choices is an evidence based brief intervention focused on helping women lower their risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) by reducing risky drinking, using effective contraception, or both. It has been implemented in areas of the US, Canada, Russia and South Africa in various forms, controlled trials and pilot studies.
To find out more about this program including quality of research, costs and contact information, go to http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=348 .
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:54
Raising child with ARND a challenge for Burlington couple
Koby Cunningham sits with his grandmother Lori in their living room of their home in Burlington.
This article by Hilary Caton of the Burlington Post chronicles the challenges faced by 7 year old Koby Cunningham and his grandparents. The young boy has a diagnosis of Alcohol Related Neuro-development Disorder (ARND). To read his story, go to http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4365764-raising-child-with-arnd-a-challenge-for-burlington-couple/
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Changing the Conversation
The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of individuals with FASD. Participants will consider and debate how we continue to build on strengths and modify existing programs, services and systems to address barriers to ethical practice in healthcare, housing, social services, mental health, criminal and civil justice, employment and education. Participants will explore ideas for the creation and provision of integrated and collaborative approaches across systems with an emphasis on inclusion, creating a good life, social justice and practicality.
Wednesday, April 9 - Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7
ONLINE REGISTRATION is now open.
BROCHURE is now available.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 22:09
May 2 - 3, 2014 | The Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites | Vancouver, BC
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This study by the National Bureau of Economic Research examines the effect of prenatal alcohol exposure (both generally and with regard to specific dose, pattern and duration of exposure) on child academic achievement.
Results from the study prompted the researchers "to provide advice to policy makers, showing that low-to-moderate alcohol exposure in utero may have similar negative effects on the foetus that may be carried into childhood and adolescence".
To read this working paper, go to http://www.nber.org/papers/w19839.pdf .
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 14:45
This article by Beverley Turner of the Telegraph looks at the reality of alcohol use during pregnancy and the possible reasons why society is not heeding the warnings about the dangers. She tackles the silence that often surrounds middle class drinking and admits, "It is entirely acceptable for 'middle class' mums to offer a glass of rosé at playdates. I know, because I do it".
To read her January 31, 2014 article in The Telegraph, go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/10607140/I-drank-alcohol-throughout-my-three-pregnancies-but-should-I-have-done.html .
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 14:27
A study aimed at determining the most effective elements of a public awareness campaign targeting prenatal alcohol exposure has recently been released.
“This study provides important insights into the components that enhance the persuasiveness and effectiveness of messages aimed at preventing prenatal alcohol exposure.” – BMC Public Health
To read this open access research article, go to http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/30/abstract
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 13:53