Newspaper Icon20 Jan 2021: FANNZ Update

FANNZ Update 20.1.21

From: Christine Rogan
Sent: Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:37 am
To: Fannz <>
Subject: FASD January update

Kia ora FANNZ

Ngā mihi o te tau hou!  I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.

To get your new year FASD action juices flowing, below is a selection of recent publications and links to share.

  • A 2020 Master of Science in Psychology thesis from Ayra Baes (Massey University). Setting up for success – experiences and wellbeing of teachers teaching students with FASD in Aotearoa.

  • Two recently published studies highlighting effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
    • A US study of 9,500 individuals enrolled in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study found that prenatal alcohol exposure of any severity was associated with greater psychopathology, attention deficits, and impulsiveness, with some effects showing a dose-dependent response.
    • Data from a Canadian clinical cohort over 5 years found that people living with FASD were found to have high rates of adverse health and social outcomes.
  • Contrasting viewpoints on the merit or peril of alcohol and pregnancy health promotion interventions.
  • Alcohol Healthwatch’s December 2020 issue of E-News covers some local and international stories in alcohol harm reduction plus links to new research.  

Ngā mihi mahana

Christine Rogan
Health Promotion Advisor and FASD Project Coordinator