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“Every hour in Germany alone, at least one child is born with prenatal alcohol impairment (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder = FASD). The consequences of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can be: organ and skeletal malformations, mental and psychological disorders, brain-organic impairments, developmental disorders and extreme behavioural problems. These impairments are irreversible. FASD is the most common mental disability in Germany and is preventable if alcohol is not consumed during pregnancy.

In 2022, on the day of the alcohol-impaired child on 9 September, FASD Deutschland e.V. will draw attention to the fact that alcohol and pregnancy do not go together with 1050 posters on large screens with the hashtag “dukennstdieantwort” in several major German cities. With our campaign, we want to draw the attention of women of childbearing age and their partners, but also children and young people, and motivate them to deal with the issue of alcohol and pregnancy. The QR code on the posters leads to our landing page www.dukennstdieantwort.de with information, films and quizzes on the topic of FASD for children, young people and adults.

The 23rd symposium of FASD Deutschland e.V. will take place on 16 and 17 September 2022 in Ludwigsburg at the Forum am Schlosspark. Further information at https://www.fasd-deutschland.de/fachtagung/

Find more from FASD Deutschland e.V. (Germany, September 2022)

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