Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Some children whose birth mothers drink alcohol during pregnancy can develop Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD(. Alcohol can have an impact on the baby's brain development which can make it more difficult for children with FASD to manage their thoughts and feelings or to handle certain tasks. NOFAS-UK have developed a book for children with FASD to help explain what they are going through. You can view the video below or download the PDF here.
Online Training Course
FASD - The Course will give you more information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Better knowledge will contribute to better prevention of FASD and better support for the people affected.
The Course can be taken at your own pace. It has been designed for health, mental health, social service providers, educators and any professionals in the UK working with children, adolescents and adults affected by FASD. Parents, caregivers and family members may also find the course useful. The course provides an overview of FASD history, risk factors for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, signs, symptoms, prevention and suggested treatment.
The course is hosted by The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - (UK NOFAS-UK), on their website, in association with Mencap.
- Take the course here
No Alcohol No Risk - FASD Information for Midwives
This 26 minute film produced by NOFAS and Mencap explains the risks of drinking alcohol in pregnancy while following a birth mother with a child with suspected FASD, a midwife and a pregnant woman who is drinking low levels of alcohol. View the film online here