Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition relating to permanent brain damage caused by fetal alcohol exposure. It is a condition that is a symptom of parents either not being aware of the dangers of alcohol use when pregnant or planning a pregnancy or not being supported to stay healthy and strong during pregnancy (http://www.nofasd.org.au)
FASD is a preventable disorder that can result in cognitive, physical and social disabilities in children and is a direct result of mothers drinking during pregnancy. The Northern Daily Leader recently interviewed Josie Hofman from Centacare NENW regarding FASD. Read the full article here.
Centacare NENW and a range of other services have recently come together to prepare and launch a local campaign, aimed at raising awareness and education around FASD. Contact us 1800 372 826 for more information on services and programs that can help.