It is well established that early interventions and diagnosis are critical to supporting healthy outcomes in the future. However, there is a limited body of research focused on FASD diagnosis in preschool aged children and a reluctance among clinicians to provide a definitive diagnosis at this age.
Canadian prevention specialists have identified four mutually reinforcing levels of prevention that include awareness building approaches, safe and respectful conversations about alcohol use, and holistic support services for pregnant and postpartum women who experience challenges with alcohol and other health and social concerns. This FASD month we wanted to focus on Level 1 prevention.
We are extremely excited to announce our new special issue published today in the Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (JFASD).