Reducing Risk of Alcohol Misuse Further Information

Further information and opportunities for action

There is a range of resources available on FASD which may assist healthcare providers to integrate prevention approaches and provide support services. Healthcare providers are encouraged to take the following key steps:

  1. Provide accurate and timely information to patients and families about the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy and the cause of FASD.
  2. Equip yourself with the appropriate resources for patients and obtain necessary training from an accredited organisation regarding FASD.
  3. Talk to all women of childbearing age, who are sexually active, about the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy. This may also provide an opportunity to have a conversation about appropriate contraception.

The links below provide information, tools and services relevant to healthcare providers about FASD.

FASD Language Guide

A guidelines document that provides suggested wording to use during conversations, presentations and reports about FASD in Australia.

Women Want to Know

An Australian Government initiative focused on providing health professionals with the skills to discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women.

The Power of Words

A practical language guideline focused on person-first language when discussing alcohol and other drugs with a patient.


An Australian organisation with a website that provides a range of FASD-related resources, including content for healthcare providers. It also offers training specific to FASD for healthcare providers.


An Australian organisation focused on connecting people with lived experiences of FASD to researchers and clinicians. It also offers information and training specifically designed for healthcare providers.

Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD

Provides clinical support to practitioners in diagnosing FASD in Australia.

Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network (CanFASD)

A Canadian national interdisciplinary research network, that collaborates on research in various FASD areas to build prevention strategies and improved support services.

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