Healthy Pregnancies & Bright Futures
South Burnett Local Drug Action Team - Alcohol and Pregnancy Community Action Plan
Funded by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation
This project aims to increase community capacity and awareness regarding the risks associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The Community Action Plan will build on and support existing local FASD initiatives and target key local service providers who engage with men and women of reproductive age (including pregnant women and their partners, family and friends) to raise awareness about this issue and promote appropriate resources and evidence-based programs.
Why focus on Alcohol and Pregnancy?
The prenatal period when developing babies are growing in their mother’s womb is a critical time of child development and growth, which determines the health outcomes of the baby at birth and also influences future life development, health and emotional wellbeing. Having an alcohol-free pregnancy helps to protect both the pregnant mother and her developing baby from immediate and long-term health risks and alcohol-related harms.
Who are the Partners?
- The Cherbourg FASD Project
- Education Queensland
- Lives Lived Well
- Queensland Health
- Queensland Police Service
- South Burnett CTC Inc.
- South Burnett Regional Council