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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome & Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders-04

Course Description

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome & Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders-04

Code: WFD-04FAS-04

Date: 9th February 2018

Time: 9:30am Registration - 10:00am Start - 16:00pm

Duration: All Day Session

Location: Altnaveigh House 51 Downshire Rd, Newry BT34 1EE Map

Eligibility Criteria: This course is available free to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland

Cost: FREE

Description: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is the most common known cause of learning disability in the Western world and as a consequence create major public health issues. It is estimated that 6 - 7000 babies are born in UK each year with alcohol-related brain damage. This translates to a prevalence rate of approximately 1 in 100 children born or 1% of the population affected by FASD. In a population of 1.8 million - Which means that we have approximately 25-30 babies born with FASD within NI each year. The course will provide an opportunity to explore FAS & FASD and strategies on how to support children and young people with it.

Outcomes:

•Gain awareness of the facts surrounding prenatal alcohol exposure.

•The difference between FAS & FASD.

•How FASD impacts on the individual.

•Behaviours of FASD children.

•Strategies in supporting FASD children & young people.
 

Relevance: This course is relevant to people that have a basic awareness of effects of alcohol and want to get a more in depth understanding of FAS & FASD

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