Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)


12 Dec 2018

The Northern Territory government is delivering broad alcohol reforms that aim to reduce the demand, supply and harm caused by alcohol across the Territory. It is anticipated that the initiatives targeting alcohol misuse will reduce population levels of consumption, and will contribute to reducing the...

Briefing paper

27 Sep 2018

The widespread use of alcohol during pregnancy is a significant public health concern in Australia. Prenatal exposure to alcohol, caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy, increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and FASD.

Policy report

Ending discrimination against people with FSAD in New South Wales law and policy
4 Sep 2018

This report urges governments to conduct a review of law and policy to determine where people with FASD are excluded, and to work together with medical professionals and advocates for people with FASD and other forms of cognitive impairment, to develop a more inclusive definition...


28 Aug 2018

This project explores diversionary methods and law reform options that will equip courts and multi-agency teams, partnered with community owned and managed services, to construct alternative pathways into treatment and support.

Journal article

13 Feb 2018

This study, in a representative sample of young people in detention in Western Australia, has documented a high prevalence of FASD and severe neurodevelopmental impairment, the majority of which had not been previously identified.


16 Aug 2016

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur when a fetus is exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.

In the broadest sense, this includes miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, physical abnormalities and an increased risk...

Journal article

5 Nov 2014

Background Alcohol is a teratogenic substance and, when consumed during pregnancy, is associated with a range of adverse effects in the developing fetus, including spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, low birthweight, growth deficiency, intra-uterine growth restriction , and prematurity.

The umbrella term FASD describes disabilities...


11 Sep 2014

This presentation discusses a study examining the existing literature on interviews for children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD). Importantly to the child protection context, FASD is likely to be over-represented and can have important implications for family support. This study identified a number of behavioural...



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