Scottish Government launches FASD eLearning resource

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 24th November 2020

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) eLearning resource is now available on NHS Education for Scotland and could have significant benefits

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is both the most common and the most overlooked neurodevelopmental condition in Scotland. The Scottish Government estimates that approximately 172,000 children, young people and adults across the country have their lives and life chances adversely affected by FASD. And yet, only a small proportion of people with FASD have been diagnosed, actively assisted or effectively supported.

To help overcome the longstanding misdiagnosis, misunderstanding and mistreatment of people with this life-altering condition, the Scottish Government has launched a free FASD eLearning resource (this link will take you away from our website) on the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) website. Please note that anyone In Scotland (or beyond) can access this FASD eLearning resource free of charge. However, it does require registering with NES/TURAS. You can register on the NHS Education for Scotland/TURAS website (this link will take you away from our website).

The online module has four sections:

  • Understanding
  • Preventing
  • Identifying
  • Intervening/Supporting.

The completion time is estimated at 1 hour 40 minutes. More detailed resources on each section are available or referenced.



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