Keith Humphreys, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and former senior policy adviser to the White House will address the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre’s (NDARC) Annual Symposium, Critical Issues and NewDirections, on 8 September 2014.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a range of effects on the fetus resulting from maternal ingestion of alcohol which can have serious and lifelong implications for the health and wellbeing of the child. Recognition of FASD as a significant public health problem is relatively recent in Australia, and accurate prevalence rates are not yet available.
Workplaces have unique potential as settings to implement cost-effective alcohol- and other drug (AOD)- related public health strategies. However, due to a lack of research, they are often underutilised.Over the past decade, NCETA has conducted research to inform the development and implementation of effective prevention, policy and behavioural change strategies in the workplace.