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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Consigning Fetal alcohol scourge to history

In childhood, Tristan McCarthy, 15 years, was diagnosed with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). With brother Sebastian and sister Rani, he is among a generation whose physical and behavioural deficits - including abnormal facial features and intellectual disability - alerted their community to a sinister wave sweeping the Kimberley, Western Australia.

Ms Oscar and fellow community leaders have pioneered strategies to 'make FASD history'. They have created an early childhood centre around FASD children's needs as well as a therapeutic program, and a mobile Marulu Unit team delivers messages about preventive maternal and child care.

Please see more at the following link:

http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/about/news/2870

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