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Understanding Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a guide for justice professionals



Previous research conducted by the Telethon Kids Institute (formerly the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research) on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) knowledge, attitudes and practice of justice professionals in Western Australia identified:

The purpose of this research project is to translate this research into a FASD educational intervention for justice professionals so that they can:

This research project is funded by the Western Australian Department of the Attorney General Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program.

Abstract adapted from the Telethon Kids Institute


Telethon Kids Institute
Alcohol, pregnancy and FASD
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7727
Fax: (08) 9489 7700

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Telethon Kids Institute (2015)

FASD and the justice system.

: Telethon Kids Institute

This set of six videos was produced as part of the Understanding Fetal alchohol spectrum disorder (FASD): a guide for justice professionals project to help lawyers, judicial officers and other justice professionals better deal with people who are impacted by FASD.

Topics covered include:

It is hoped that the videos will assist people in legal professions recognise potential FASD in young people engaged in the criminal justice system, and identify the associated legal implications. They also aim to encourage more justice professionals to consider referring young people for assessment, and to consider the diagnosis when making decisions on orders, sentencing and management.

The videos were produced by the Telethon Kids Institute.

Abstract adapted from the Telethon Kids Institute


Last updated: 3 September 2015
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