New book: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD

Released in November 2010

You should check out the contents of this comprehensive resource on FASD (Wiley, 2010). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD isthe first and most comprehensive resource for over a decade on the molecular basis, prevalence, treatment options, socioeconomic impact and prevention strategies of FASD.”

At over 450 pages, this resource covers everything you could imagine from the epigenetic regulation of gene expression to cultural fairness to evaluation and education to the personal views of individuals living with FASD.

Part 3 focuses on prevention policies and programs:

Chapter 8: FASD: A Preconception Prevention Initiative (Lola Baydala, Stephanie Worrell, and Fay Fletcher)

Chapter 9: Bringing a Women’s Health Perspective to FASD Prevention (Nancy Poole)

Chapter 10: Next Steps in FASD Primary Prevention (Robin Thurmeier, Sameer Deshpande, Anne Lavack, Noreen Agrey, and Madgalena Cismaru)

Chapter 11: Preventing FASD: The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) Intervention with High-Risk Mothers (Therese M. Grant)

Chapter 12: FASD in the Perspective of Primary Health Care (June Bergman)

While the book focuses on FASD in an international context, there are many chapters specific to work in Canadian settings and numerous contributions by members of the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network.

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