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It is my pleasure to forward the link below to view the FASD Hub Australia presentation ‘Understanding the needs of children and young people with FASD to effectively engage with the education system” https://www.fasdhub.org.au/virtual-events-information/virtual-seminar-education/

A big thank you to the experts who spoke with the wisdom gained through experience and a special shout out our friend and educationalist colleague from Canterbury, Tracey Jongens. We are so lucky to have dedicated people willing to speak up for those less able to!

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Promotional graphic for FASD Hub virtual seminar #2: Education

Thanks for attending our virtual seminar

 

 

We hope you enjoyed yesterday's virtual seminar: Understanding the needs of children & young people with FASD to effectively engage with the education system.

A big thank you to our speakers Tracey Jongens, Judith King, Nicole van Ingen and Neil Reynolds, for their incredible expertise and insight, and to our moderator Dr Hayley Passmore.

We understand some people had issues accessing the virtual seminar, and for that we sincerely apologise. For those who missed the seminar, the full recording and resources are now available on the FASD Hub.

Dr Hayley Passmore

 

Resources: Seminar graphics& recordings 

Resources: What can teachers do?

We want to hear your thoughts

We would really appreciate your feedback about the event and to learn a little more about you, so that we can tailor future events accordingly. Can you spare two minutes to answer some quick questions? 


FASD in the news

Hungover for Life

Bruce Munro from the Otago Daily Times talks with Associate Professor Anita Gibbs and others about the ignorance and disbelief experienced by whānau and individuals living with FASD. https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/hungover-life

 First steps in addressing FASD can unlock endless possibilities

Christine Rogan provocatively reflects on the media investigation into FASD penned by Bruce Munro of the Otago Daily Times, and calls on others to share stories of positive steps taken for the ‘Uncap our Potential’ website https://www.uncapourpotential.org.nz/news

Congratulations Sarah G!! 

Tairāwhiti/Gisborne based Neuropsychologist Sarah Goldsbury (Ngāti Porou me Te Aitanga-a Hauiti) has been championing the need for research and services for FASD in Aotearoa for years. Sarah has just been awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the Health Research Council to carry out research on Māori whānau experiences of neuropsychological assessment for FASD.  https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/undoctored/epidemic-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-among-maori-come-under-spotlight

Sarah’s mahi will advance much needed knowledge, understanding and practice and we congratulate and wish Sarah all the best with that endeavour!

 

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Ngā mihi mahana 
Christine Rogan 
Health Promotion Advisor and FASD Project Coordinator
Level 1, 27 Gillies Ave, Newmarket, Auckland
 P.O. Box 99407, Newmarket, Auckland 1149
 (09) 520 7037 I christine@ahw.org.nz 
www.ahw.org.nz  www.fan.org.nz 
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