FASD Issues & Information

 FASD Caregiver Support group Flyer 2015


Sept 2016:  Alcohol & Other Drugs Update - FASDay Special Edition September 2016    

Aug 2016:FASD costs in lost productivity:  The New Zealand Medical Journal have just published a paper by economist Dr Brian Easton and colleagues estimating the cost of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder on lost productivity in the New Zealand economy as being between $49million and $200 million each year.  The paper is free access online  https://www.nzma.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/50944/Easton-Final.pdf

Dec 2015 -  “To help inform the proposed FASD Action Plan for Aotearoa, the Government has just released an FASD discussion document ‘Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)’.    Consultation will be open until the 26th of February 2016. For further information and a copy of the discussion document click here 

8 Oct 2014: FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act - Call to Action Consensus Statement September 2014   Consensus Statement based on information shared at the FASD Symposium and the FASD Policy and Research Roundtable hosted by the University of Auckland’s Centre for Addiction Research and Alcohol Healthwatch on 5th and 9th September 2014. It identifies areas of priority to prevent FASD and to address the gaps in service delivery to those affected by FASD

2007 Briefing Paper: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand - Activating the Awareness and Intervention Continuum ( PDF)
2007 Briefing Paper: Executive Summary-Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in NZ Briefing Paper(PDF) 
2003 Briefing Paper: Alcohol Health and Safety Advisory Statements(Warning Labels) in New Zealand (PDF)


 "Drinking alcohol during pregnancy...is not a good idea" (PDF)   (updated 2011)

Fact Sheet:

2006 - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The Effect of Alcohol on Early Development

On-line Resources:

Interested in knowing more about the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy?
Making Responsible Decisions about Drinking During Pregnancy is a great way to learn.
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Feb 2012: Alcohol and Pregnancy Resource for Health Professionals  www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/projects/pact

Mar 2017:  Fostering Kids Podcast: To hear the Carecast -FASD click here


May 15, 2009 Presentation ALAC Conference - FASD Finding The Fit

Research & Reports:

Sept 2010: Towards Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Services FASD 2010
Dec 2009:  Report Executive Summary - Primary Healthcare Survey 
Dec 2009: Full Report - Primary Healthcare Survey


4 May 2012: Submission-Preventing child Abuse & improving Children's Health ( to Health Select Committee)

28 Feb 2012: Submission- The Green Paper on Vulnerable Children (by FANNZ)

Feb, 2011  Submission for FANNZ - Alcohol Reform Bill 
Oct 30, 2009: Submission to Law Commission "Alcohol In Our Lives", By FANNZ

Babies & Booze: Youth Social Media Launch (Video Clips)

Alcohol Healthwatch, Well Women and Family Trust  and  The Rotary Club of Parnell  launches the  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Youth Social Media Campaign.  The You-Tube campaign videos can be viewed on www.youtube.com/user/FASDNetworkNZ or by clicking the images below


Picture 1 Babies + Booze: When You Drink, Your Baby Drinks (1)

Picture 2  Babies + Booze: Personal Stories (2)

Picture 3  Babies + Booze: Support Your Mates When They're Not Drinking(3)

Picture 4  Babies + Booze: Simon Rowley - Paediatrician (4) 


Picture 5  Babies + Booze: A Shout Out(5 )   


 Picture 6 Babies + Booze: Jackie  (6)


Picture 7   Babies + Booze: Shona  (7)


FAS-CAN Network Newsletter Jul 2015 

Alana Donkin writes about FASD Oct 2014