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Making FASD history in the Fitzroy Valley

Posted on: 5 December, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Infants and young children Remote Alcohol use Research Western Australia

Telethon Kids Institute (2016)
Making FASD history in the Fitzroy Valley
Perth, WA: Telethon Kids Institute

This video shows how Dr James Fitzpatrick and his travelling health team from Paediatric Child Health and Education Services (PATCHES), visit the remote community school in Muludja in Western Australia’s Fitzroy Valley, to screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The service is part of the Marulu strategy, which is a partnership between Aboriginal leaders and researchers to address the prevalence of FASD in the Fitzroy Valley. The strategy aims to diagnose and prevent FASD, as well as offer therapies and support to the families and children who are affected by FASD. This video highlights the importance of integrating Aboriginal ways of knowing with evidence based practice to empower communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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