Tagged: Parenting

NEWS: Australia: Regulator Revises Alcohol Pregnancy Warning

The Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has revised the wording on the proposed pregnancy warning label for alcohol packaging, but rejected alcohol industry claims that the label change is too costly. Since the FSANZ proposed the pregnancy warning label for alcohol packaging, Big Alcohol has been fighting against implementing it…

REPORT: Outcomes of Childhood Preventive Intervention Across Generations

The study found that there were significant differences in the offspring of individuals (now parents) who had received the intervention in childhood, across 4 domains: improved early-childhood developmental functioning, lower teacher-rated behavioral problems, higher teacher-rated academic skills and performance, and lower child-reported risk behaviors…

NEWS: Norway: Wave of Substance Use Disorder Predicted after COVID-19

Blå Kors Kompasset or the Blue Cross Compass has predicted that Norway could be hit with a wave of substance use disorder after COVID-19. Blue Cross Compass works on substance use prevention. Their focus is on children and youth growing in families with alcohol and substance use problems…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO: Advocacy for the Creation of National Center on FASD

Heart Driven IOGT-NTO members are advocating for the creation of a National Center of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). “Of all the lifestyle choices we make in connection with a pregnancy, there is nothing more important to the child’s future health and development than the choices we make about alcohol,” writes IOGT-NTO as per their website…

NEWS: UK: Young Adults Unaware of Alcohol Risks During Pregnancy

Many young adults in Britain are unaware of the alcohol risks during pregnancy. This is specifically alarming considering the baby boom expected in the aftermath of coronavirus crisis lockdown measures that is coinciding with reports of increased alcohol use during lockdown…

NEWS: South Africa: 10 Reasons for Parents to Support Alcohol Sales Ban

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared an alcohol sales ban from the beginning of April along with other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Janet Gourand who is the founder of worldwithoutwine.com shares how the ban helps parents and 10 reasons for parents to support the ban…

REPORT: Personality Traits Associated with Smoking and Alcohol Use Prior to and during Pregnancy

This study demonstrated a significant relationship between personality traits and women’s likelihood of continued alcohol consumption prior to and during pregnancy. Understanding personality-based determinants of health-detrimental behavior is important in order to design interventions that aim at decreasing rates of maladaptive health behaviors among pregnant women…

NEWS: Scotland: Families With Alcohol Problems Need Comprehensive Support

Research by Public Health Scotland on whether the minimum unit price (MUP) policy implemented in the country had an impact on the lives of children and young people within families with alcohol problems found that these families need comprehensive support…

MEMBER NEWS: Junis, Sweden: 300 People Trained to Talk About Alcohol Addiction with Children

Ludde the dog teaches more adults to chat with children about alcohol problems. Junis, Movendi International member organization from Sweden, developed the education material ‘Ludde’ in order to teach adults. So far, 300 people have completed the ‘Ludde’ training…

REPORT: Parental Alcohol Use and the Alcohol Misuse of their Children in Finland

The findings indicated that parents’ alcohol use was stable from the prenatal period to adolescence. Mothers’ and fathers’ (based on mothers’ perceptions) alcohol use during the prenatal period and adolescence were directly related to adolescents’ heavy alcohol use…