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PhD Candidate: Hayley Passmore PhD Title: Improving the management of young people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in detention Summary Health and justice professionals across Australia are urging for an increase in services to better ...

Page last updated 22 May 2018

PhD Candidate: Dave Tucker PhD Title: Determinants of prenatal alcohol exposure among Aboriginal women in the Pilbara: Developing a statistically validated model of prenatal alcohol consumption for evidence based intervention development Summary The ...

Page last updated 22 May 2018

As part of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement, the Council of Australian Governments agreed to the enhancement of perinatal data to capture additional information in relation to antenatal care and alcohol use during pregnancy.  Since 2010, the ...

Page last updated 18 October 2017

The aim of this research is to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence-based model of prevention aimed at reducing the rates of alcohol consumption among women in the Pilbara. The research team is working with community organisation to support ...

Page last updated 15 May 2018

The project involves researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute working with Wirraka Maya Health Services and BHP to make FASD History in the Pilbara. The project aims to identify and reduce the rates of alcohol use in pregnancy and increase the ...

Page last updated 18 October 2017

The goal of this research project is to develop, implement and evaluate the Alert Program to improve self-regulation and executive functioning skills of primary school aged children in the Fitzroy Valley. Project lead: Telethon Kids Institute ...

Page last updated 16 May 2018

Aboriginal leaders in Fitzroy Valley (Kimberley, Western Australia) identified prevention, diagnosis and management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as a community priority and invited researchers from The University of Sydney to initiate ...

Page last updated 15 May 2018

The overall aim of the project is to improve community capacity for screening, diagnosis and management of FASD and establish prevalence (i.e how common FASD is) data to inform future health and education needs and prevention programs. Project lead: ...

Page last updated 15 May 2018

The aim of the FASD Prevention Strategy is to implement and evaluate a community designed FASD prevention strategy for communities in the Fitzroy Valley in remote Western Australia. The program includes the use of mass media, community messaging and ...

Page last updated 18 October 2017

This qualitative study of 61 Aboriginal women from Perth, the Goldfields and Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, showed that although some participants had not heard of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, they attributed some adverse birth outcomes ...

Page last updated 18 October 2017