Giving Birth and Boozing

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Giving birth and boozing? The risks of drinking during pregnancy

With new research published about the harms of binge drinking while pregnant, what is the evidence for how much, if any, is too much alcohol?

http://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2014/sep/17/evidence-alcohol-pregnancy-health-giving-birth-boozing

7th Annual Fall FASD Conference: Untangling Anxiety

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Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Fall FASD Conference: Untangling Anxiety.

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Follow the link for the full conference brochure.

The conference has been organized by the FASD Collaboration Roundtable -which is a way of bringing together people from across systems to network, share information, discuss issues and problem-solve effective responses, then try to entrench that in policy and practice. The goal is to involve all of the key systems and agencies that deliver services to children, youth and adults with FASD in the greater community. In addition, the Roundtable welcomes the voices of parents, grandparents, other caregivers of individuals with FASD, as well as other advocates, for the experience-based perspectives these stakeholders bring to the discussion.

Each year the Roundtable focuses on a different topic relevant to FASD…

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FASD Intervention Newsletter from the Canada FASD Research Network

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The Intervention Network Action Team (iNAT) of the Canada FASD Research Network focuses on research and knowledge translation in FASD interventions.

Check out the team’s 14th newsletter here and visit the FASD Intervention blog here. This newsletter includes interviews with folks working on the Caribbean Quest intervention program that aims to improve attention and working memory as well as information about the Strongest Families Research program.

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Life with FASD – The need for life long help

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Jade, a 17-years old young adult diagnosed with FASD, who lives in the UK and talks about her every day challenges. She has a very powerful message to share:

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