Rates of suicidality among individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are greater than
that of the general population and many other disability groups. Increased research, practice, and
policy change are needed to better understand suicidality among individuals with FASD and to
develop and implement effective supports. This issue paper outlines recent research on suicidality
in people with FASD, including how often it occurs and what demographic and biopsychosocial
contextual factors may be associated with suicidality among individuals with FASD.
Many individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) experience challenges with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. Despite the significant need for supports, there is very little evidence on the use of psychotherapy with individuals with FASD. In this issue paper, we review the literature on psychotherapy broadly, and summarize the preliminary scientific and clinical anecdotal evidence to identify approaches and potential adaptations that may be used in psychotherapy to best support mental health and wellbeing for people with FASD.
Parenting with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities for Support and Research (2020)
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the limited available literature about parents with FASD and to provide recommendations for future research, practice, and policy directions.
The purpose of this issue paper is to share information about existing provincial and territorial strategies targeting FASD, including which provinces have (or have not) developed a strategy specific to FASD, and what these strategies include.
New mothers and health care providers need accurate information about the effects of alcohol intake while breastfeeding. This issue paper summarizes what is known about the effects of alcohol use on lactation, as well as the impact of alcohol use while breastfeeding on infant and child health.