FASD – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term used to describe the permanent impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol during pregnancy resulting in a spectrum of physical, neurological, emotional and behavioural regulation characteristics.

Who could benefit from this training?

If you come into contact with young people or adults or want to gain a better understanding, then this course is for you.


To provide an overview of Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Learning Objectives:

  • To raise awareness of current medical guidance regarding alcohol use.
  • To gain an awareness of the potential effect of substance use on pregnancy and the effects on the developing baby
  • To discuss potential long-term effects on the child
  • Understand care pathway and referral routes into the County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services.