Decolonising Justice for Aboriginal Youth with FASD

This book reflects on the issues surrounding FASD and the criminal justice system, and the impacts on Aboriginal children, youth, and their families. It is based on research from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, but the themes explored in this book have worldwide application.

Article Summary #6: Employment Success in Adults with FASD

People with also FASD have numerous strengths. Many of these strengths are valued in the workplace, such as their creativity, gregariousness, tenacity, friendliness, and helpfulness, and their ability to thrive with structure and routine. Previous research has looked into the employment experiences of people with disabilities, but very little research has been done on FASD employment specifically.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Stress

Stress is a normal part of our daily lives and certain amounts of stress are important to help us function. Small doses of stress help us meet deadlines, get to places on time, and prepare for important events. However, long-term stress can be harmful and can lead to mental and physical health problems, like depression, substance use issues, and stroke.

What’s New in FASD Research: September 2020

How health care providers communicate with women about alcohol use during pregnancy is very important for FASD prevention. The authors of this study evaluated 61 midwives in a southwestern U.S. state to understand how their personal alcohol use compared to their professional recommendations about alcohol consumption during pregnancy

Article Summary #3: Forty Years of Assessing the Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Early life assessment of neurodevelopment and behaviour (NDB) can facilitate timely and meaningful intervention for young children at risk of negative outcomes. In the current study, researchers reviewed the literature to examine what has been learned over the last forty years about NDB difficulties in children with PAE in the first 2 years of life.