Dr Raja Mukherjee (National Clinic for Fetal Alcohol, UK) explains why diagnosing FASD is important.
with Professor Barry Carpenter, January 13th, 2016.
This Australian produced video raises some important issues related to the management of people with FASD in the criminal justice system of any Country.
As an Educationalist, the issues raised underscore for me the need for high quality Education for children and young people with FASD, to prevent some of the tragic admissions to the criminal justice system. Many go on to become ‘revolving door prisoners’ with no quality of life.
One day Society will wake up to this ticking time-bomb.
A TEDx talk on FASD by Dr James Fitzpatrick , Perth, Australia.
The debate around Alcohol in Pregnancy continues.
The ITV show ‘Exposure’ encourages the simplification of guidance give to women on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. For more information visit this ITN article
Watch the video to the debate initiated by NOFAS-UK in the Houses of Parliament and experts responses to the recent court case challenging whether heavy drinking in pregnancy should beconsidered as a mother’s crime against her fetus. The Court of Appeal ruled that the fetus cannot be the victim of a crime. As controversial as the debate was, more importantly, it made people aware of the dangers of drinking alcohol in pregnancy.
The article ‘Bottle babies: the devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders’ highlights the societal impact of FASD in Australia.
This powerpoint has some useful advice to families, foster carers, teachers on others, on raising and working with the child with FASD.
‘Teachers need the type of information that gives them a sound, solid appreciation of how fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is going to impact on the effectiveness of the child as a learner.’
Professor Barry Carpenter