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Welcome FASD Hub Scotland and ZO!-zorgoplossingen

Welcome to our two newest members. FASD Hub Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to provide support services for parents and carers of individuals with a history of prenatal alcohol exposure, with or without a FASD diagnosis. ZO!-zorgoplossingen is a practice for child & youth mental health in the north of The Netherlands, providing out-client care for children, youth, their families and schools on a broad range of problems. Posted 03 October 2022

EUFASD 2022

The sixth European Conference on FASD took place on September 12 to 14, 2022, with a pre-conference training day on 11 September and a satellite conference on the EU-funded FAR SEAS project on Tuesday, September 13. The conference was held in-person in Arendal, Norway.

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Updated 23 September 2022

Supporting Ukrainian families and carers of children with FASD in Europe

The EUFASD Alliance and the member organizations are deeply concerned about the welfare of refugees from Ukraine, in particular children who may be affected by FASD. These children have sensory, cognitive and behavioral disorders which make them particularly vulnerable to stress and inappropriate or dangerous behavior. Although we do not know the number of affected children among the refugee population, we do know from our colleagues at FAS Ukraine that many children have fled with their families. Furthermore, there is serious cause for concern among child refugees from child care homes, as research suggests that at least 50% of children in Ukrainian orphanages have FASD.

The EUFASD Alliance is working closely together with FAS Ukraine and colleagues in Poland, Slovakia, and Romania to identify and support child refugees with FASD, including those without families.

Ukrainian families of children with FASD can contact FAS Ukraine. For support in various European countries, please contact any of our EUFASD member organizations. Additionally, in the UK, National FASD can provide support. Posted 24 March 2022

EVENTS

13 October 2022, 4:00 to 5:00 PM, ET
and 20 October 2022, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Two-part webinar

Exploring the Intersection of Tobacco and Alcohol in Cancer Control

Tobacco and alcohol use behaviors contribute to cancer risk and to poor outcomes among survivors. Using tobacco and alcohol has synergistic effects on the risk of cancers in the aero-digestive tract. Both behaviors are related in notable ways. For example, current and former tobacco use is a significant predictor of binge drinking, and cancer risk from cigarette smoking increases in a dose-dependent manner alongside increases in alcohol use. Further, alcohol can serve as a contextual and/or disinhibitory trigger for daily or occasional smoking, leading to lower quit rates and higher rates of relapse.

In 2020, NCI published a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) NOT-CA-20-039 to encourage research on the co-use of tobacco and alcohol as cancer risk factors. This two-part webinar will feature work from grantees who received supplemental funds through this NOSI.
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10 November 2022

FASD Hilfe Austria Online Training

Topics will cover e.g. diagnosis, adaptation of environment shown with an example of a school child, puberty, FASD and trauma, MRI prenatal study at General Hospital Vienna regarding brain changes in unborn babies when mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy, and sensory integration. For professionals, parents, adults with FASD, and all who are interested. The program will be in German and Polish.

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