Welcome to the website of the Fetal Alcohol Network NZ

6 Aug 2016: Invitation - A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder parenting workshop will be held on Saturday August 6thin Wellington in association with FASD-CAN.  For further details and to register click here  

22 June 2016: Invitation-“FASD-Informed Practice - A Professional Development Workshop with Neuropsycholgist Dr Valerie McGinn and Paediatrician Dr Zoe McLaren, Wed 22nd June, Hamilton.

RSVP essential by 15 June. For further information …  “   Invitation- FASD - informed practice: A professional development workshop

NEW HPA Resource for Health Professionals – Hazards of alcohol use by pregnant women and women of reproductive age

This new resource from the Health Promotion Agency encourages all health professionals to provide consistent messaging on alcohol and pregnancy.

Michael Hempseed of Plains FM 96.9 talks with Canadian FASD specialists Tracy Mastrangelo and Jacqueline Pei during their recent workshop tour in New Zealand

MiniDoc: Justice for FASD  Being an adolescent male can be hard. But add to that an invisible disability affecting how you learn, how you think and how you behave…It can soon become a nightmare.
Daniel and Jakob are two teenagers who have a surprisingly common and yet largely misunderstood disability - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Watch the full episode now!


A new HPA Alcohol and Pregnancy Campaign for NZ – Don’t know? Don’t Drink

Auckland Law School lecture from Judge Catherine Crawford ‘How youth affected by FASD are treated in criminal jurisdictions’ and/or listen to the audio of her lecture.

 July 2015:   FAS-CAN Network Newsletter

FASD Caregiver Support Flyer

8 Oct 2014: FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act - Call to Action Consensus Statement September 2014   Consensus Statement based on information shared at the FASD Symposium and the FASD Policy and Research Roundtable hosted by the University of Auckland’s Centre for Addiction Research and Alcohol Healthwatch on 5th and 9th September 2014. It identifies areas of priority to prevent FASD and to address the gaps in service delivery to those affected by FASD

Two new papers contributing to our understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder have been added to the FANNZ website.  New Zealand FASD specialist psychologists, Valerie McGinn and Andi Crawford discuss different features of FASD behavior -  the importance of understanding Adaptive Behaviour and Confabulation .


The Fetal Alcohol Network provides information and opportunities for people affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder to connect, to learn, to advocate and respond more effectively to prevention and family support.

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