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March 2015 WRaP Newsletter
The NW FASD Network was mentioned in this newsletter. We were happy to be able to send Elaine Rederburg, a Success Coach in High Prairie and a member of the NW FASD Leadership team, to the 2015 International Conference on FASD in Vancouver.
While not related to alcohol consumption this is an important message about overall health during pregnancy.
A U.K research team out of Durham University used 4D scans to show how a fetus reacted when their mother smoked. The results are quite interesting.
Click the link to read the entire article and the full results of the research:
The International Charter on Prevention of FASD has been published in The Lancet Global Health, one of the world’s most influential public-health journals. The Charter – also known as the “Edmonton Charter” – was endorsed at the First International Conference on Prevention of FASD in September 2013.The Edmonton Charter was drafted by senior staff of the Institute of Health Economics, and reviewed and approved by a committee of global leaders in FASD and alcohol policy chaired by Dr. Kenneth Warren, Acting Director of the U.S National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Charter summarizes the latest evidence presented at the conference, and calls for urgent global action to address the public health crisis of FASD.
Jonsson E, Salmon A, Warren KR. The international charter on prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Lancet Glob Health 2014 March 1;2(3):e135-e137
To down a copy of the charter you can visit the Institute of Health Economics Website:
The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is offering a FREE webinar designed for caregivers! This presentation will discuss the number one reason for intense behavior in children and how to create calm, the top 3 landmines that trigger yelling and defiance, and how to make your home an enjoyable space. Space is limited. Register today!