Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day

Today is FASD Awareness Day.  The purpose of the Day is to promote awareness of FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders), those affected and their families, as well as of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy, and to provide encouragement to women to consider an alcohol-free pregnancy.

Every year international FASD Awareness Day is celebrated on the 9th September. Community events to mark FASD Awareness Day now take place around the world with communities traditionally pausing at 9.09am, the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year, representing the nine months of pregnancy. This time provides an opportunity to pause, reflect and consider the choice to have an alcohol free pregnancy and to share this prevention message across the world.

Although September is traditionally FASD awareness month; anytime is a good time to raise awareness about (FASD).   Therefore our next FASD workshop will be taking place on Saturday 3rd October 2015.  This workshop is aimed at Community Workers, Youth Workers, Health Care Workers or indeed anyone whose work brings them into contact with women and children or has an interest in the subject. The workshop aims to increase awareness and understanding about FASD.