This Course will provide an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Start this Course now to discover the keys to prevention, screening, diagnosis and support.
- Use knowledge of the effects of alcohol on the developing foetus to educate women of childbearing age on the issue of FASD
- Identify individuals at risk of FASD through screening and assessing infants, children, adolescents, and adults for FASD and other prenatal alcohol-related disorders
- Identify ethical, legal and political issues related to FASD that may be barriers to the implementation of interventions for those who are affected by this condition
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Anne Heath is the Executive Director of Education for NOFASD Australia. She is based in Tasmania and travels nationally to deliver FASD training to organisations, parents/carers, and the community. She has an extensive background in community services (disability, drug and alcohol, youth work, mental health, and homelessness) and has multiple qualifications including a Master of Education. In addition to part time work with NOFASD Australia, Anne is also a lecturer and tutor in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania. Her teaching specialties are: developmental psychology, human resource management, project management, and quality improvement. She currently teaches human development to undergraduate teaching students, and project management and quality evaluation to post-graduate nursing students. Anne is passionate about raising awareness of FASD, and articulating the importance of early diagnosis to ensure those who will live with FASD receive timely support to enable a better quality of life.