Brian Philcox and Bonnie Buxton are co-founders of FASWorld and parents of two adopted daughters, each with mental health issues. They raised their two grandchildren for 9 years, until their birth mother was able to take over. One of their grandchildren has ARND. Brian and Bonnie, along with their colleague and mentor, Teresa Kellerman, started FASDay in 1999.
♦ FASWorld is committed to :
Provide support and information to parents, caregivers, and professionals dealing with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), as well as individuals living with FASD.
Encourage the development of new programs for individuals with FASD and their families, women of childbearing age and their partners, and individuals struggling with alcohol and substance issues.
Work locally, nationally and internationally, with other support groups, individuals and organizations, who indicate a common interest in some or all of these approaches to dealing with FASD.
Communicate the message that there is no established safe threshold of alcohol.
Build public awareness of FASD, its secondary disabilities, the size and scope of this preventable disorder, and the personal and economic costs of FASD to our society.
Eurocare is an alliance of non-governmental public health and social organisations working on the prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe.
Eurocare was formed in 1990 by 9 organisations concerned with the impact of the European Union on Alcohol Policy in Member States. It now has around 58 member organisations across 25 countries in Europe, most of which are national or supranational umbrella organisations.
Eurocare is not affiliated and does not receive any funding from the alcohol industry or any of its social aspect organisations.
The European Alliance EUFASD prevention Fetal Alcoholization Syndrom Disorders caused by Alcoholization of the fetus (FASD) was founded in February 2011 to meet the growing need for European professionals and NGOs concerned with the problem of Alcohol and Pregnancy to work together and share ideas. EUFASD is an international, without any lucrative goal, registered in Sweden.
♦ The objectives are :
Support associations members in their efforts to improve the quality of life of all people with the consequences of prenatal exposure to alcohol, and their families
Improve awareness of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
Since its foundation in 2008, the association SAF France intends to implement major projects, pledges effectiveness of actions to be taken but also elements of recognition and identification by the various learned societies and institutions such as complementary partner network of specialized professionals.
♦ No FAS UK
Prevention Fetal Alcoholization Syndrom Disorders caused by Alcoholization of the fetus (FASD) was founded in February 2011 to meet the growing need for European professionals and NGOs concerned with the problem of Alcohol and Pregnancy to work together and share ideas. EUFASD is an international, without any lucrative goal, registered in Sweden.
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The Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR) was established as a section 21 Non-governmental, not for profit organisation in 1997, in The Cape, SOUTH AFRICA
The main focus points of FARR are substance abuse, with alcohol and specifically Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), our primary interests
Since its formation, FARR has played a leading role in helping to identify FAS as a major threat to the quality of life for more than a million disadvantaged South Africans.
In association with leading local and international academic and medical institutions, the Foundation has also helped to establish South Africa as a global « centre of excellence » in the field of scientific and medical research into FAS.
FARR has scored several « medical firsts » in the world, including the development of video metric, three-dimensional camera techniques to assess children with FAS. FARR was also the first organisation in the world to demonstrate a genetic protection factor (a polymorphism of the ADH 2 gene) against FAS. Through the Foundation’s fellowship and scholarship programme, FARR has enabled two leading medical professionals in South Africa to attain unique qualifications in the field of medicine. In January 1999, Dr Nathaniel Khaole became FARR’s first fellow to study medical genetics and birth defects as they relate to FAS. In October 2002, Dr Louisa Bhengu became the first South African to qualify as a sub-specialist in medical genetics. Dr Andre van der Westhuizen has followed in Dr Bhengu’s footsteps and is currently training in the sub-speciality of medical genetics.