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11 Dec. 2018

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and complex trauma: A resource for educators

This new resource published by the Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and complex trauma: A resource for educators, explores complex trauma and its relationship with FASD.

This practical education resource is designed to support schools, educators and community members to recognise, understand and work effectively in schools with students with FASD and complex trauma. While the resource has been written for educators and school communities in Western Australia, the materials are also relevant for all school communities across Australia.

This resource seeks to provide educators and the communities they serve with an understanding of the needs of students with trauma and FASD by: „

  • understanding trauma and its effects 
  • defining FASD
  • describing the common learning and behavioural characteristics of children with FASD
  • presenting evidence-based strategies that may be helpful in meeting the complex needs of these children and young people
  • providing links to further resources that will assist teachers with more comprehensive advice and support.

The material presented has been informed by:

  • local, national and international research and evidence
  • advice provided by educators with experience in working with students with FASD and trauma
  • current effective practices and adjustments designed to meet the needs of this significant group of students.

To read the resource and access it, please click here.