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Interdisciplinary research on the knowledge, attitudes and practice of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Western Australian court system
The aim of this project was to:
- find out what people within the justice sector knew about Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), their attitudes towards children and adolescents who may have a disorder in the spectrum, and their current practices in dealing with FASD
- identify the training and information needs relating to FASD within the justice system, so that people with FASD may receive appropriate consideration within the justice system and referral for appropriate services within and outside the justice system.
The researchers were from the Telethon Kids Institute. This project was funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).
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Telethon Kids Institute
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7724
Fax: (08) 9489 7700
Mutch R, Watkins R, Jones H, Bower C (2013)
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: knowledge, attitudes and practice within the Western Australian justice system.
Perth, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research