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FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Awareness

On International FASD Awareness Day (9th September 2021) Sheffield Children Safeguarding Children Partnership hosted a FASD conference. FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is a neurological condition that affects people throughout their life. The condition is entirely preventable.  A clear message throughout the conference was No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby

The conference took attendees on the FASD journey, prevention, diagnosis, and support for those affected by FASD, with a range of respected speakers including the All-Party Parliamentary Group for FASD and the formal launch of the DHSC FASD needs assessment - www.gov.uk/government/publications/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-health-needs-assessment/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-health-needs-assessment

Feedback included:

‘Inspiring from all’

‘Excellent, comprehensive, informative, emotional and challenging’

‘The presenters and speaker were brilliant in getting the information out to us. A good array of speaker made this conference a worthwhile attend.’

‘Excellent day. I thought I had a reasonable understanding, I was wrong. learnt so much that can be applied to practice. have a list of actions to progress’

‘Excellent conference, really informative and eye opening its been one of the best training courses i have attended for a long time.’

‘EVERY medic, social worker, teacher, adopter, parent, prospective parent, teenager, therapist, MP, judge, prison officer should know about this.’

‘Really powerful presentations. Holistic view from scientists and practitioners and parents and young people who have FASD. ‘

‘Using information to destigmatise mothers who have had a drink during pregnancy without the full knowledge and without any intention to harm their baby. This will hopefully lead to removing barriers of professionals asking the question and of parents to answering the question.’

‘It was really great to hear directly from young people and families living with FASD. ‘

Presentations

FASD A Rapid Run Through-  Raja Mucherjee

Preventing Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies - Roisin Reynolds and Rachel Nielsen

FASD History - Jo Buckard

Neurodevelopment in FASD - Cassie Jackson

Supporting and Empowering People With FASD - Sandra Butcher

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