New Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) project

Aquarius are pleased to announce an exciting new Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) project funded by Department of Health and Social Care. This is part of a pilot with ADFAM and National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) to look at providing resources, training and support.
 
The project covers

  • Prevention – 1:1 service for women with a history of substance misuse, who are currently or are likely to become pregnant in the near future.
  • Awareness & Identification – Training to promote education around FASD and to create an awareness about the risks of alcohol during pregnancy.
  • Liaison – A FASD pathway for referrals and screening tool to identify FASD.
  • Support – 1:1 and peer support for children with FASD and their family.

Aquarius is offering this service in Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham.

As part of the awareness and identification aspect of the project we are offering FREE training. For more information on the training we are offering and to book onto existing dates click here. Alternatively, please do get in touch and we would be happy to arrange you a course specifically for your staff.

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or have any questions about the support Aquarius services will be providing, please contact:

Tina Ferran
FASD Senior Practitioner
M: 07917 514868
E: tina.ferran@aquarius.org.uk

Lucy Wenlock
FASD Senior Practitioner
M: 07917 514869
E: lucy.wenlock@aquarius.org.uk

What is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.

FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD have their own unique areas of difficulties and may experience challenges in their daily living and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, emotional regulation, and social skills.