June 25, 2015

IWK Health Centre refused to admit teen with mental health problems

CBC news Canada – NS [Nova Scotia] IWK Health Centre refused to admit teen with mental health problems, mother says Lily Morinville, 14, arrested shortly after family told to take her home Jun 08, 2015 A Nova Scotia family is speaking out after they were turned away by a children’s hospital after seeking mental health […]
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June 25, 2015

Call to ban booze ads during sports

AAP: Australia June 24/15 Alcohol advertising should be banned during sports broadcasts before 8.30pm and a minimum floor price on booze should be adopted. Those are just two of 23 recommendations a parliamentary committee has made to government it says should be urgently adopted because of the damage alcohol is doing to some indigenous communities. […]
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June 25, 2015

More than half of children in CFS care not ready for school

Winnipeg Free Press June 10, 2015 Behind their classmates before they start By Larry Kusch Fewer than half of Manitoba children in the care of Child and Family Services are ready for school when they begin classes, and only a third will graduate from high school. Those are two of a host of grim statistics […]
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June 23, 2015

Pregnant women should not drink any alcohol, BMA warn

The Telegraph [U.K.] Tuesday 23 June 2015 British Medical Association call for stricter Government advice and “more explicit” warnings of the risks of alcohol to developing babies By Laura Donnelly, Health Editor 21 Jun 2015 (Ed. Note: British medical authorities continue to send mixed messages and fail to acknowledge that avoidance of alcohol should start […]
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June 23, 2015

Taxpayers face £40m bill for babies harmed in the womb by mothers who were alcoholics

“…The [U.K.] Ministry of Justice has budgeted for 87 young claimants to get compensation worth up to £500,000 each if judges rule that the alcoholism of their pregnant mothers meant they were the victims of crimes while still in the womb…” 21 Jun 2015 [Daily Mail, U.K.] By Martin Beckford This case could stigmatise women’ […]
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June 22, 2015

Huge hike in disabled pupil figures

9 Jun 2015 The Cairns Post [Australia] EDUCATION advocates are warning of a crisis in disability education as new data suggests the number of students with special needs has doubled. (Ed. Note: As long as governments ignore growth of FASD, the Special Ed costs will continue to spiral out of control) A 2014 South Australian […]
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June 22, 2015

Rosenbaum discusses her new book ‘Not Exactly as Planned’

ShalomLife Exclusive: An Interview With Author Linda Rosenbaum Rosenbaum discusses her new book Not Exactly as Planned which tackles the challenges of raising a child with fetal alcohol syndrome (Ed. note: Linda’s book is available from FASworld – go to FASDepot to order) By: Caitlin Marceau Published: June 11th, 2015 If you’re looking for the next […]
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June 22, 2015

New alcohol and pregnancy campaign for NZ – Don’t know? Don’t Drink

The first phase of HPA’s (Health Promotion Agency) alcohol and pregnancy ‘Don’t know? Don’t Drink’ campaign went online on Sunday 14 June. It is a mainly online campaign focused on young women. It reminds them that alcohol can harm developing babies and if they ‘don’t know’ whether or not they’re pregnant then ‘don’t drink’. The […]
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June 22, 2015

Focus on fetal alcohol growth

“Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder…” 10 Jun 2015 Northern News [Wellington, New Zealand] Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum […]
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June 22, 2015

Autistic adult daughter leaves mom exhausted with nowhere to turn*

CBC news Toronto, ON Go Public Hope Galloway among thousands of Canadian parents desperate for help By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News Posted: Jun 01, 2015 *(Ed note: this story applies equally to parents with children who struggle with FASD and who are technically “adults” with no support systems in place.) Mom can’t find group home […]
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