Vicki Russell is CEO of the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
This webinar was held on 10 December 2014.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to cover the range of possible birth defects and developmental issues caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.
In this webinar, Vicki Russell, Sara McLean and Stewart McDougall described some of the adverse consequences of FASD on children’s development, and outlined effective approaches to support children and families affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
While FASD can be found in any population, its impact can be especially significant for children placed in out-of-home or kinship care. The presentation therefore addressed the additional challenges of supporting children with FASD living in these circumstances.
The webinar built upon a related CFCA paper and practice guide:
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