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Hedland Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Project

 

Overview

This research project aims to reduce the prevalence and impact of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA). The work will be structured to intentionally foster; genuine community leadership, (particularly of women), ownership of issues related to alcohol and substance use in pregnancy, and increase the resilience and empowerment of local families. The project will cover regions, but the main focus is in three towns:

The project will work with Wirraka Maya and the Hedland FASD Network to support local efforts in:

The project will seek to support and measure the effectiveness of programs that build the knowledge and capacity of families with children who demonstrate symptoms of FASD, including increasing the confidence of families to engage with services and create their own initiatives.

This five year Telethon Kids Institute research initiative is funded by BHP Billiton. 

Contacts

Kaashifah Bruce
Telethon Kids Institute
Email: kaashifah.bruce@telethonkids.org.au

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Last updated: 17 May 2017
 
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