FASD Fact #30: Multiple, systemic barriers are in place that prevent awareness and help for people with FASDS.

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FASD Fact #30: Wide-spread, systemic barriers prevent  understanding and support for people living with FASDs.

System Level Barriers that lead to difficulty understanding FASDs:

Lack of knowledge about FASD and understanding of how it presents

Inadequate training of providers

Inadequate community education

Lack of diagnostic capacity

Lack of intervention services

 These all lead to secondary characteristics.

From: Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug;18(6):1496-505. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1390-y. Prevention of secondary conditions in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: identification of systems-level barriers. Petrenko CL1ahir NMahoney ECChin NP