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Families and Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)



Families and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder will explore a number of issues relating to FASD. The training will outline the drinking culture we have in Australia, WA policy surrounding the issue of FASD and how the federal government is acting to reduce the incidence of FASD. It will suggest ways to identify FASD in children, how to help mothers manage FASD and also how to help in the prevention of FASD by suggesting strategies that pregnant women can use to avoid alcohol use. The training will also cover physiological responses that fetuses have when exposed to alcohol, how FASD can impact on a child’s development (physically, socially and emotionally), how to work with pregnant clients that have experienced domestic and family violence and drink alcohol to cope, teaching healthy habits and analysing co-morbidities between FASD and other developmental issues children exposed to alcohol may face. Working with Aboriginal women will also be a key focus of this training.

Presenters include:

RSVP by Friday 14 February 2014.


Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA)
PO Box 281
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9420 7264
Fax: (08) 9486 8744


Last updated: 24 March 2014
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