Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Northern Territory 2018-2024

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Northern Territory 2018-2024 Report

  • Author(s): Department of Health,
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Government

Abstract: A focus on prevention of FASD by: » continuing to maximise public awareness and increase health literacy of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy » ensuring our health and human services workforce are aware of their roles in preventing FASD and provide the same clear and consistent key messages » ensuring that adolescents and women of childbearing age, and their partners, have adequate access to sexual health information, reliable and affordable contraceptives, and pregnancy support services » ensuring that treatment for alcohol misuse is available and accessible to all women and that women who are high risk alcohol users are being referred to treatment providers, including through proactive outreach methods » ensuring that wrap around services are mobilised to understand the risk factors, and address the social determinants of health for women who are high risk alcohol users » strengthening models to attract and support pregnant women in treatment services and providing follow up and after care services following periods of residential treatment » continuing to support programs that build healthy and strong families and providing parenting advice and support to new parents. A focus on assessment of children for neurodevelopmental disorders by: » improving the ability of families and communities to recognise and respond to neurodevelopmental impairment » increasing early intervention and the number of children assessed by a multidisciplinary team for neurodevelopmental disorders early in life » upskilling workers in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in targeted regions to coordinate awareness raising and community responses to FASD » improving communication between teams who may be involved in the assessment of children at risk of FASD.

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Department of Health,, 2018, Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Northern Territory 2018-2024, Report, viewed 07 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14322.

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