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National Indigenous Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Resource Project

 

Overview

This project worked closely with a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander FASD Prevention Reference Group, the Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office, health professionals and other key stakeholders throughout Australia. The project was funded by the Department of Health.

The project aimed to develop templates that can be used in the production of culturally secure and appropriate resources to assist health professionals in Aboriginal and Torres Strait health care settings across Australia to address the issues of alcohol and pregnancy and foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Culturally secure and appropriate resources about alcohol and pregnancy developed from the templates will assist health professionals in increasing their own and their clients' understanding of the risks of drinking alcohol, drinking alcohol whilst pregnant, and breastfeeding. In turn, it is hoped this will encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to stop drinking alcohol during pregnancy, or where this is not possible, to reduce their alcohol consumption.

National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) abstract

Contacts

Dr Lynn Roarty
Research Fellow
National Drug Research Institute
Ph: (08) 9266 1614
Fax: (08) 9266 1611
Email: l.roarty@curtin.edu.au

Related publications

National Drug Research Institute, The Frontier Group (2014)

FASD PosterMaker [Mobile application software].

Retrieved 2014 from http://www.appszoom.com/iphone-apps/education/fasd-postermaker_hmqdx.html

FASD PosterMaker is a free, easy to use app, designed to make locally relevant and culturally appropriate resources on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

FASD PosterMaker comes with pre-loaded messages and images that can be used to create local health promotion resources.

It includes:

The FASD PosterMaker is available to download as a web app for computer users, or as an app from the Apple iTunes store for iPad.

The FASD PosterMaker was developed by the Frontier Group for the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University as part of the National Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Resources Project, and was developed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

Funding for this project was provided by the former Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the National Drug Strategy. NDRI is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund.

Abstract adapted from the National Drug and Research Institute (NDRI)

National Indigenous FASD resources project: snapshot for communities (2014)

National Drug Research Institute

This factsheet provides a summary of the National Indigenous Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Project for communities.

The factsheet covers:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Indigenous FASD resources project: snapshot for health professionals (2014)

National Drug Research Institute

This factsheet provides a summary of the National Indigenous Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) project for health professionals working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care.

The factsheet covers:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 13 April 2017
 
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