Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the medical term for the pattern of abnormal development associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Alcohol is a substance that causes developmental abnormalities in the fetus.
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What is FANNZ?
Fetal Alcohol Network New Zealand "Everyone is part of the solution"
Fetal Alcohol Network New Zealand (FANNZ) is a group of people and agencies with a shared interest and expertise in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention and intervention. FANNZ is linked through an email information network, face-to-face meetings, educational activities and international affiliations with FASWORLDÓ and other organisations.
If you would like to be part of this network and receive up-to-date information or would like to know more about FASD contact: Christine Rogan at Alcohol Healthwatch Tel. 09-520 7037 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the FANNZ website click www.fan.org.nz
Click to go to: News Updates FASD Links
2016 - Alcohol & Other Drugs Update - FASDay Special Edition September 2016
2016 - Productivity losses associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand. By economist Dr Brian Easton et al. Free access online https://www.nzma.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/50944/Easton-Final.pdf
2015 - FASD discussion document ‘Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)’. Consultation closed 26th February 2016. For further information and a copy of the discussion document click here
2014 - FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act - Call to Action Consensus Statement September 2014 Consensus Statement identifies areas of priority to prevent FASD and to address the gaps in service delivery to those affected by FASD.
2010 - Towards Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Services FASD 2010
2009 - Report Executive Summary - Primary Healthcare Survey
2009 - Full Report - Primary Healthcare Survey
2007 - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand - Activating the Awareness and Intervention Continuum ( PDF)
2007 - Executive Summary-Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in NZ Briefing Paper(PDF)
2003 - Alcohol Health and Safety Advisory Statements(Warning Labels) in New Zealand (PDF)
2011 -"Drinking alcohol during pregnancy...is not a good idea" (PDF) (updated 2011)
2006 - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The Effect of Alcohol on Early Development
Making Responsible Decisions about Drinking During Pregnancy
Interested in knowing more about the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy? Making Responsible Decisions about Drinking During Pregnancy is a great way to learn. Choose whether to get Just the Facts, Play a Game, or Follow a Story. Click on the picture to view.
Feb 2012 - Alcohol and Pregnancy Resource for Health Professionals www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/projects/pact
Mar 2017 - Fostering Kids Podcast: To hear the Carecast -FASD click here
Sept 7, 2017:Whanau ora and the FASD Plan: Achieving success together’ Hui Video Link:
Presentation by Christine Rogan, Alcohol Healthwatch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sgw6NLNCjw
Presentation by Lance Norman, Hāpai Te Hauora https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYQWfA0escw
May 15, 2009 - Presentation ALAC Conference - FASD Finding The Fit
May 2012 - Submission-Preventing child Abuse & improving Children's Health ( to Health Select Committee)
Feb 2012 - Submission- The Green Paper on Vulnerable Children (by FANNZ)
Feb, 2011 - Submission for FANNZ - Alcohol Reform Bill
Oct 30, 2009 - Submission to Law Commission "Alcohol In Our Lives", By FANNZ
Babies & Booze: Youth Social Media Launch (Video Clips)
Alcohol Healthwatch, Well Women and Family Trust and The Rotary Club of Parnell launches the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Youth Social Media Campaign. The You-Tube campaign videos can be viewed on www.youtube.com/user/FASDNetworkNZ or by clicking the images below
Babies + Booze: When You Drink, Your Baby Drinks (1)
Babies + Booze: Personal Stories (2)
Babies + Booze: Support Your Mates When They're Not Drinking(3)
Babies + Booze: Simon Rowley - Paediatrician (4)
Babies + Booze: A Shout Out(5)
Babies + Booze: Jackie (6)
Babies + Booze: Shona (7)
FAS-CAN Network Newsletter Jul 2015
Alana Donkin writes about FASD Oct 2014
Hey Teacher 2016
Call to Action from Australian & NZ Parents "Our Common Voice" Nov 2013
International FASD Awareness Day September 9th 2016