The community of Kowanyama came together to recognise the importance of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on September 13, holding a community event on 13 to highlight and educate people about the impact of drinking when pregnant.
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy
Leading up to the event, teams travelled to Kowanyama with the message that FASD is 100% preventable and worked with schools and women and men’s groups discussing what FASD is and how they can help prevent it happening to their loved ones.
Apunipima Health Promotion Officer Fiona Millard said, 'Events like these not only give an opportunity for communities to come together but also gets the community to understand the effects of drinking can do to a child while pregnant, and if we have the community behind the cause, it empowers them to help and guide other pregnant women to stay sober through their whole pregnancy.'
Kowanyama, besides the church BBQ Area
10.30am to 12pm