Top FASD Research Articles of 2020

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Announcing our list for the top FASD articles of 2020! Every January CanFASD does a literature search for research that was published within the previous year. This year the search revealed over 400 articles published on FASD in 2020.

Our final list was selected by a group of CanFASD staff, researchers, and members of the Family Advisory Committee. It was difficult to narrow down a list of over 400 excellent publications to just 30. The articles we’ve chosen reflect CanFASD’s areas of emphasis for FASD research: assessment and diagnosis; intervention; mental health; prevention; child welfare; justice; and family collaboration.

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Clinical Presentation
  1. Characterizing adverse childhood experiences among children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  2. Katherine Flannigan, Aamena Kapasi, Jacqueline Pei, Isabel Murdoch, Gail Andrew, Carmen Rasmussen
    Child Abuse and Neglect

  1. Ten years of evidence for the diagnostic assessment of preschoolers with prenatal alcohol exposure (open-access)
  2. Ana Hanlon Dearman, Shelley Proven, Kellsey Scheepers, Kristene Cheung, Sandra Marles, The MB FASD Centre Team
    Journal of Population Therapeutics & Clinical Pharmacology

  1. Difficulties in daily living experienced by adolescents, transition-aged youth, and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (open-access)
  2. Kaitlyn McLachlan, Katherine Flannigan, Valerie Temple, Kathy Unsworth, Jocelynn L. Cook
    Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

  1. Treatment algorithm for the use of psychopharmacological agents in individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol and/or with diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (open-access)
  2. Mansfield Mela, Ana Hanlon Dearman, AG Ahmed, Susan D. Rich, Rod Densmore, Dorothy Reid, Alasdair M. Barr, David Osser, Tara Anderson, Bola Suberu, Osman Ipsiroglu, Hasu Rajani, Christine Loock
    Journal of Population Therapeutics & Clinical Pharmacology

  1. Connecting people with people: Diagnosing persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder using telehealth
  2. Lisa M. Whittingham, Kelly Coons-Harding
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

  1. A systematic review of interventions to improve mental health and substance use outcomes for individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (open-access)
  2. Katherine Flannigan, Kelly Coons-Harding, Tara Anderson, Lindsay Wolfson, Alanna Campbell, Mansfield Mela, Jacqueline Pei
    Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

  1. Exploring self-regulation strategy use in adolescents with FASD
  2. Aamena Kapasi, Jacqueline Pei, Kathryn Kryska, Vannesa Joly, Kamaldeep Gill, Sandra Thompson-Hodgetts, Kaitlyn McLachlan, Gail Andrew, Carmen Rasmussen
    Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention

  1. Outcomes and needs of health and education professionals following Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder-specific training
  2. Natasha Reid, Codi White, Erinn Hawkins, Andi Crawford, Wei Liu, Dianne Shanley
    Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

  1. Dog-assisted therapy for children and adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders a randomized controlled pilot study (open-access)
  2. Raquel Vidal, Laura Vidal, Francesc Ristol, Eva Domènec, Marta Segú, Cristina Vico, Núria Gomez-Barros, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga
    Frontiers in Psychology

Mental Health
  1. Self-regulation and emotional reactivity in infants with prenatal exposure to opioids and alcohol
  2. Kathryn G Beauchamp, Jean Lowe, Ronald M Schrader, Shikhar Shrestha, Crystal Aragón, Natalia Moss, Julia M Stephen, Ludmila N Bakhireva
    Early Human Development

  1. Prenatal alcohol exposure and developmental programming of mental illness
  2. Danielle J Burgess, Karen M Moritz
    Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

  1. Developmental cascades to children’s conduct problems: The role of prenatal substance use, socioeconomic adversity, maternal depression and sensitivity, and children’s conscience (open-access)
  2. Idean Ettekal, Rina D Eiden, Amanda B Nickerson, Danielle S Molnar, Pamela Schuetze
    Developmental Psychopathology

  1. The association between prenatal alcohol consumption and preschool child stress system disturbance (open-access)
  2. Jennifer Grimm, Mark Stemmler, Yulia Golub, Eva Schwenke, Tamme W. Goecke, Peter A. Fasching, Matthias W. Beckmann, Oliver Kratz, Gunther H. Moll, Johannes Kornhuber,  Anna Eichler
    Developmental Psychobiology

Prevention and Maternal Health
  1. Prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among pregnant and postpartum women: A systematic review
  2. May Na Erng, Andrew Smirnov, Natasha Reid
    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

  1. Guideline No. 405: Screening and Counselling for Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy
  2. Lisa Graves, George Carson, Nancy Poole, Tejal Patel, Jodie Bigalky, Courtney R. Green, Jocelynn L. Cook
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

  1. ‘We do what we can as soon as we can’ alcohol and other drug workforce perspectives on preventing and responding to prenatal alcohol exposure (open-access)
  2. Rebecca A. Pedruzzi, Olivia Hamilton, Helena H. A. Hodgson, Elizabeth Connor, Elvira Johnson, James Fitzpatrick
    Drugs-Education Prevention and Policy

  1. Maternal substance use in pregnancy: Differential prediction by childhood adversity subtypes
  2. Nicole Racine, Sheila McDonald, Kathleen Chaput, Suzanne Tough, Sheri Madigan
    Preventive Medicine

  1. Multi-service prevention programs for pregnant and parenting women with substance use and multiple vulnerabilities: Program structure and clients’ perspectives on wraparound programming (open-access)
  2. Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubberstey, Nancy Poole, Rose A. Schmidt, Marilyn Van Bibber
    BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth

Child Welfare
  1. Comparing outcomes of children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the child welfare system to those in other living situations in Canada: Results from the Canadian National FASD Database
  2. Jessica Burns, Dorothy E. Badry, Kelly D. Harding, Nicole Roberts, Kathy Unsworth, Jocelynn L. Cook
    Child: Care, Health & Development

  1. Identifying Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and psychiatric comorbidity for children and youth in care: A community approach to diagnosis and treatment
  2. Mitesh Patela, Sabrina Agnihotri, Connor Hawkins, Leo Levin, Deborah Goodman, Alexander Simpson
    Children and Youth Services Review

  1. Caregivers of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Psychosocial factors and evidence for self-compassion as a potential intervention target
  2. Zoe Biddle, Frances V. O’Callaghan, Amy L. Finlay-Jones, Natasha E. Reid

  1. Self-care in caregivers of children with FASD: How do caregivers care for themselves, and what are the benefits and obstacles for doing so?
  2. Carson Kautz, Jennifer Parr, Christie L M Petrenko
    Research in Developmental Disabilities

  1. Experiences of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and their families: A critical review
  2. Kelly Skorka, Catherine McBryde, Jodie Copley, Pamela J. Meredith, Natasha Reid
    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

  1. Screening for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in forensic mental health settings
  2. Kaitlyn McLachlan, Michael Amlung, Lana Vedelago, Gary Chaimowitz
    Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology

  1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and neurodevelopmental disorders: An international practice survey of forensic mental health clinicians
  2. Kaitlyn McLachlan, Katelyn Mullally, Chantel Ritter, Mansfield Mela, Jacqueline Pei
    International Journal of Forensic Mental Health

  1. Neurocognitive function and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in offenders with mental Disorders (open-access)
  2. Mansfield Mela, Katherine Flannigan, Tara Anderson, Monty Nelson, Sudheej Krishnan, Chibuike Chizea, Sarah Takahashi, Rohan Sanjanwala
    The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

  1. Performance validity testing in justice-involved adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  2. Katelyn Mullally, Kaitlyn McLachlan, Emily MacKillop, Jacqueline Pei
    Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Stigma/Policy Issues 
  1. Understanding the social stigma of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: From theory to interventions (open-access)
  2. Sylvia Roozen, Sarah E. Stutterheim, Arjan E. R. Bos, Gerjo Kok, Leopold M. G. Curfs
    Foundations of Science.

Brain Science
  1. Different brain profiles in children with prenatal alcohol exposure with or without early adverse exposures (open-access)
  2. Quinn R. Andre, Carly A. McMorris, Preeti Kar, Chantel Ritter, W. Ben Gibbard, Christina Tortorelli, Catherine Lebel
    Human Brain Mapping

  1. Current socioeconomic status correlates with brain volumes in healthy children and adolescents but not in children with prenatal alcohol exposure (open-access)
  2. Kaitlyn McLachlan, Dongming Zhou, Graham Little, Carmen Rasmussen, Jacqueline Pei, Gail Andrew, James N. Reynolds, Christian Beaulieu
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

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