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Improving the management of youth with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the justice system



The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of two interventions to improve the identification and management of young people with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in the justice system.

The two interventions are:

The specific objectives of this project are to:

The research will establish the first Australian estimate of FASD among young people in detention and will develop and evaluate a new model of service delivery and clinical management. These will provide a sound evidence base to support, implement and maintain culturally appropriate programs and interventions for young people with FASD in the juvenile justice system.

This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) targeted call for FASD funding.

Abstract adapted from the Telethon Kids Institute


Telethon Kids Institute
Alcohol, Pregnancy and FASD
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7724
Fax: (08) 9489 7700


Last updated: 12 April 2016
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