FASD Gold Coast
FASD GOLD COAST is a volunteer group situated on the Gold Coast Queensland,
devoted to raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and
Alcohol Related Neuro-developmental Disorders (ARND).
Our main emphasis is to reduce the incidence of birth defects caused by prenatal
exposure to alcohol and to assist individuals and families struggling with the
life-long disabilities associated with FASD/ARND.
FASD GOLD COAST intends to raise awareness, give informed choice, provide information
and support for people affected by / interested in FASD.
FASD GOLD COAST to form a group/team of parents and professionals:
- FASD parents
- Mental Health Workers
- Youth Workers
- Child Safety Officers
- Foster Care Agencies
- Other interested parties
FASD GOLD COAST to encourage dedicated specialists/advisors to join the Team:
- General Medical Practitioners
- Drug Councils, Clinics and agencies
- Education providers
- CYMHS clinicians
- Department of Safety
- Foster Care Agencies
- Alcohol Anonymous Agencies/Groups
Interested people/groups to help organise fundraising
and/or assisting with applications for Government funding for FASD Support Group.
Aims and objectives of FASD GOLD COAST
FASD GOLD COAST aims to give informed choice, through honest information.
- Increase public and professional awareness of FASD.
- Promote early detection, assessment, training seminars and workshops
- Resource development and health promotion/prevention.
- Supply collated informed choice to the public and statutory services to both educate and create awareness of FASD and other alcohol birth related problems.
- Set up linked non-judgmental support groups.
- Obtain an office/drop in facility were up to date reference information can be sourced on FASD and other alcohol related birth defects/disorders.
- Organise respite and/or set up a respite home for children and their families struggling to cope with FASD.
FASD children suffer neurological damage, learning disabilities and other behavioural problems.
Disadvantaged children miss out on childhood experiences that others take for granted.
By addressing some of the FASD issues we can start to "turn the tide" and alleviate the stress on families improving their living standards and assist them to be better equipped to cope with difficulties that may arise.
IF FASD INFORMATION IS NOT SHARED WITH THE PUBLIC,
FASD WILL NOT BE ERADICATED,
IT WILL JUST ESCALATE!
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is an irreversible condition but one which is entirely avoidable.
to alcohol, tobacco & other drugs for baby to be born as healthy as possible.
THERE IS NO KNOWN SAFE LEVEL OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION DURING PREGNANCY
Copyright © 2006-2007 FASD GOLD COAST QLD AUSTRALIA
Created ... October 2006