Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) knowledge and referral pathways in early childhood settings

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: June 2010
  • Expected end date: April 2012
  • Completion date: May 2012
  • Funded by: Healthway Starter Grant Scheme
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It is expected that this project will build on existing FASD research in Western Australia by exploring what is known and done about FASD in early learning and care settings, specifically to:

• Explore knowledge of FASD in early learning and care settings in Western Australia;

• Explore awareness of referral pathways (both formal and informal) for children with suspected FASD in those settings; and

• Identify use of services and incidence of referrals for children with suspected FASD in those settings.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Associate Professor Nyanda McBride
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1600
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Prevention and early intervention


  • Chief Investigator: Kate Frances, Curtin University
  • Co-investigator: Sherry Saggers, Curtin University
  • Co-investigator: Anne Mahony, WA Department of Health
  • Co-investigator: Lorian Hayes, University of Queensland

This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Frances, K. (2013). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Knowledge and Referral Pathways in Early Childhood Settings in Western Australia. In Carpenter, B., Blackburn, C. and Egerton, J. (eds.) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge, London. ISBN: 9780415670166 [CH195] View web page