Media Briefing/Press ConferenceFrom: Australian Science Media Centre
Nine in ten incarcerated young people have at least one form of severe brain disorder, two thirds have at least three, and one third has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to an Australian study. The authors assessed 99 young people and say most had been previously undiagnosed, despite the youths having had multiple contact with the government and other agencies. These are some of the highest reported rates of FASD and other brain disorders among incarcerated youth in the world, the researchers add.
Join the briefing to hear the authors present their research and its implications.
Speakers, all from the Telethon Kids Institute:
- Professor Carol Bower is a Senior Principal Research Fellow and Director of FASD Research Australia
- Clinical Associate Professor Raewyn Mutch is a Paediatrician and Researcher at the Alcohol & Pregnancy & FASD Research Program (Q&A only)
- Hayley Passmore is a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant (Q&A only)
Date: Tue 13 Feb 2018
Start Time: 12:00 noon AEDT
Duration: Approx 45 min