The Northern Territory’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.
Do we want to punish some of the most vulnerable young people in the community, or do we want to reduce re-offending? The Northern Territory’s proposed youth justice reforms suggest the former.
COVID-19 is not only disrupting services for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families, but may also be linked to an increase in rates due to an uptick in alcohol use.
As well as introducing mandatory pregnancy alcohol warning labels, we need to address the high rates of alcohol use during pregnancy at a societal level.
Drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
Global evidence suggests that alcohol advertisements increase adolescents’ favourable attitudes towards drinking.
Easy access to alcohol and exposure to alcohol advertisements affect social and health outcomes.
Concrete action steps are needed to help reconciliation, says a research team that offers 12 actionable ideas. Here Ben Paul, of the Musqueam First Nation, sings and plays a drum during the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, B.C., on Sept. 24, 2017, held to promote positive relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.
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It’s been three years since the TRC released its report on the lasting impact of residential schools in Canada but responses to the 94 Calls to Action have been slow. A new framework hopes to change that.
Approximately 11 per cent of Canadian mothers report consuming alcohol during pregnancy, which can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in their children.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Many people aren’t aware of the long-term risks alcohol poses to health.
The growing list of alcohol-related diseases includes bowel cancers, mouth and oesophageal cancers, breast cancers, heart disease, respiratory infections and mental health problems.
If youths with brain impairment had been identified and supported early, their entry into the justice system could have been avoided entirely.
New research assessing young people in WA detention found 89% were severely impaired in at least one area of brain function. One in three had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Liberal MP Sharman Stone, speaking on Q&A.
Liberal Party backbencher Sharman Stone told the Q&A audience that Australia has some of the highest rates per capita of fetal alcohol syndrome in the world. We check the research.
The system is failing Indigenous youths with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Rosie Anne Fulton, a young Northern Territory Indigenous woman with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, highlights how the system is failing.
There is no safe limit of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
The UK government are finally waking up to the problem of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
It’s vital to ensure youth put behind bars have been properly assessed before sentencing.
Many young people in jail suffer fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Diagnosing these before sentencing will establish the most appropriate path for these vulnerable offenders, which often isn’t jail.