Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

An evidence-based approach for the prevention, early identification and organisation of existing supports for those affected by FASD

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur when a fetus is exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.

Matua Raḵi within Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui have developed co-design training and resources for frontline health professionals so that they are equipped to recognise and respond appropriately and compassionately to people with FASD and other neurodevelopmental impairments. The experiences of people living with FASD have informed the development of the training and resources. This is action 6 of the FASD Action Plan: 2016-2019.

FASD essential strategies A resource for frontline professionals is a co-designed resource aimed to support frontline professionals to make a positive difference in the lives of people with FASD and their whānau. The suite of e-learning modules and six workshops are available in 2019 - please refer to the events below.

Please help us gather workforce-specific information

As part of this project, we are gathering workforce-specific information via a surveymonkey to inform training development. This will help ensure the content is relevant and that it meets the needs of each sector. We would appreciate your support in completing the short five question survey.   

For any further queries contact katherine.reweti-russell@matuaraki.org.nz