The goal of Bell Let’s Talk Day is to spread awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma, increase accessibility to treatment, and make a positive change in the attitude towards mental illness nationally. This is an important opportunity to bring fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) into the conversation around mental health.
Celebrating Education Day 2022
“Education is a human right, a public good, and a public responsibility.” By working together, schools and families can support and maintain an education system that is inclusive to all. It is our public responsibility to do so.
Employment Services for People with FASD
Employment can be an important part of creating a positive identity and increasing self-esteem, but people with FASD often face challenges finding and maintaining meaningful employment.
FASD Advocates Criticize SNL for Inappropriate Sketch
Unfortunately, not all news we get to share is good news. Over the weekend, NBC’s Saturday Night Live published an inappropriate sketch featuring a character with prenatal alcohol exposure.
New Webinar: Optimizing Employment Opportunities and Outcomes
Register now for our first webinar of 2022: Optimizing Employment Opportunities and Outcomes for People with FASD!
Article Summary #13: Prenatal Alcohol and Preschool Child Stress
The purpose of this German study was to examine EtG and basal cortisol activity (baseline stress) in preschoolers aged 6-9 years to determine if EtG could be an effective biomarker of PAE.
Article Summary #11: PAE and Developmental Programming of Mental Illness
There have been numerous research studies examining the impacts of high-dose alcohol consumption during pregnancy on postnatal development. However, there are not many studies on low and early dose effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the offspring’s mental health.
Article Summary #10: Self-Regulation and Emotional Reactivity in Infants with Prenatal Exposure
Over the last 13 years, there has been a 127% increase in opioid use disorders during pregnancy. However, developmental challenges associated with prenatal substance exposure have been under-explored, with no prior studies examining the combined effects of opioids and alcohol use during pregnancy.