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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) knowledge and referral pathways in early childhood settings

Project Team

Chief Investigator:

Dr Kate Frances, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Co-investigators:

Professor Sherry Saggers
Dr Nyanda McBride, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Dr Anne Mahony, Population Health - WA Country Health Service-Goldfields, WA Department of Health
Ms Lorian Hayes, Indigenous Health Unit, Faculty of Health, University of Queensland

Project

It is expected that this project will build on existing FASD research in Western Australia by exploring what is known and done about FASD in early learning and care settings, specifically to:

Explore knowledge of FASD in early learning and care settings in Western Australia;

Explore awareness of referral pathways (both formal and informal) for children with suspected FASD in those settings; and

Identify use of services and incidence of referrals for children with suspected FASD in those settings.

Publications

Frances, K. FASD: Knowledge and referral pathways in early childhood settings in Western Australia. In Carpenter, B., Blackburn, C. and Egerton, J. (eds.). Routledge, London. [In Press] [CH195]