Community-led solutions vital in addressing youth suicide

Liotta M (Feb 9 2019) ‘Community-led solutions vital in addressing youth suicide.’ News GP RACGP

In the interview, Ken Wyatt stated: ‘This report must not join the other reports into Aboriginal wellbeing delivered over the last 15 years that simply sit and gather dust – this report must lead a paradigm shift that leads to community-led solutions that address the clear sense of suffering, hopelessness and disillusionment that is being felt,’ he said.

Opinion: As per the recommendations, it is critical that screening infants and children for fetal alcohol be inclusive of screening for the parents. We must consider the intergenerational impact of alcohol and ask the question of parents: Did your parents drink when you were a child?

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Caregiver Burnout

FASD Network of Southern California Caregiver Burnout If you are providing care to a loved one with FASD, chances are that you will experience at least one of the stages of caregiver burnout at some point.

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Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

KnowFASD (Feb 5 2019) Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society “Although many people with FASD have an IQ within the “normal” range, they often are not able to function within the “normal” range for their age. That is, they may have average IQ, but below average adaptive function. With IQ often playing a large part in school assessment, children who have an average IQ might not end up receiving or qualifying for the services that they need for their difficulties in other areas. IQ may also be an important factor when patients apply for services and financial assistance are submitted in adulthood.”

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