Are we getting the message across? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Target Audience:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term for a range of disorders in children caused by maternal alcohol use during pregnancy. The implications are potentially devastating for the child’s learning, behaviour, speech and ability to interact with others and to function independently. 

This is a half day course for those professionals (voluntary and statutory) who work with children and young people and their parents/carers regularly and for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding (Groups 2,3 and 4). Frontline professional working with families are encouraged to attend as are those staff who complete assessments and child protection investigations. 

Aims and Learning Outcomes: 
  • To provide an awareness of what FASD are 
  • To enable participants to give ‘ evidence based advice’ and information to services users about FASD
  • To help participants understand the effects of alcohol and substance misuse on the development of the foetus
  • To enable participants in recognising FASD and getting the earliest possible formal intervention 

Annemarie Winstone, Research Midwife, Addenbrookes NHS Trust will be facilitating the day