See below to find upcoming webinars from The Arc's FASD Prevention Project, and from partner organizations.
The Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Date and time: February 26, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET
Presenter: Sterling K. Clarren, MD CEO and Scientific Director, Canada FASD Research Network and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
Alcohol is a ubiquitous substance consumed commonly in spite of its many hazards – one of which is permanent alterations in the fetal brain leading to lifelong brain dysfunction in at least 1% of the population. Prevention means no alcohol exposure to the embryo or fetus exposure during all of pregnancy. This simple concept has turned out to be anything but simple to apply and there is no evidence of a reduction FASD over the last 40 years. This lecture will explore the most likely approaches to prevention of this important public health problem.
- Why is the advice “if drinking don’t become pregnant, if pregnant don’t drink” so challenging for professionals to give and for women to receive?
- How effective is brief interventional counseling in warning alcohol abusers about FASD?
- What methods are being used to identify the highest risk women for having children with FASD and helping them?