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e-Learning Modules for health professionals involved in FASD diagnosis

These e-learning modules accompany the Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD. They are designed to provide clinicians with an introduction to FASD as well as specific guidance on dealing with alcohol in pregnancy, assessment, diagnosis and management. Developed by University of Sydney and Telethon Kids Insitute.

Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

This online training course provides an overview of alcohol use among women, the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, and discussion of screening, diagnosis, prevention and management of FASD. Developed by the WA Government Mental Health Commission.

Women who want to know

The Women Want to Know project encourages health professionals to routinely discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women and to provide advice consistent with national guidelines.

Developed by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) in collaboration with leading health professional bodies across Australia funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

There are three free online e-Learning courses with Continuing Professional Development accreditation available through the:

  • Australian College of Midwives

Midwifery Learning Package

This learning package for midwives looks at asking questions about alcohol use, brief interventions, and use of the AUDIT-C screening tool. Produced by the Telethon Kids Insititute in 2016.

RFFADA and Brisbane Diamentina Health Partners

Training session with Jeff Nobel, Founder and CEO FASDforever

The session will deliver practical strategies to:

  • increase FASD understanding
  • decrease frustration
  • sharpen advocacy skills
  • strengthen support newtowrks
  • create happier, more balance and confident FASD caregivers

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017

Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm

Venue: Learning Space Room 325, Level 3, Mayne Medical School Building (881), The University of Queensland, 288 Herston Road Herston

Cost: $25 for professionals and $10 for parents/caregivers

RSVP: Reserve your seat by emailing Elizabeth Russell

RFFADA, My Pathway, Wesley Mission, Queensand FASD Support Group

Jeff Noble Founder and President of FASD Initiatives will be conducting a session for people caring for children living with FASD.

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm

Venue: Arundel Community Centre, 1 Napper Road, Arundel Gold Coast

For further information and to RSVP email Elizabeth Russell

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevention in Aboriginal communities

For human service providers who work with Aboriginal women, their families and communities.

This workshop is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing according to their Continuing Professional Development Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Presented by: Workforce Development & Strong Spirirt Strong Mind Aboriginal Programs, Mental Health Commission.

Find out more information and register here by the end of September

Gold Coast FASD training

Courses offered by the Community Child Health unit in Southport are on again in 2018 and are quickly booked out. The course focuses on multidisciplinary evidence based diagnosis using the 4-Digit Code process harmonised with the Canadian Guideline (V2). 

Dates in 2018 are: 

  • 23-25 May 2018
  • 21-23 November 2018

To register or find out more.