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Running head: RESEARCH ON FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME IN LIGHT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT.

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Research on foetal Alcohol syndrome in light of the South African context.

South African College of Applied Psychology2

Class: I

Due Date:

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Table of contents5

Table of contents…………………………………........................................................2

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………3

Background……………………………………………………………………………………………………4

Definition of FAS……………………………………………………………………………………….5

Characteristics of FAS………………………………… …………………………………………6

How does Alcohol affect the brain…………………………………………………………7

How is a baby with FAS affected……………………………………………………………..8

What kind of role has the SA context played in FAS……………………………..9

References………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………10 RESEARCH ON FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME IN LIGHT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT.

Introduction

6This assignment will research Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in light of the South African context. Lot of Professionals, Professors and Doctors have done numerous researches. The research will cover Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, The Cause, Effect, Characteristics and the role South Africa has played in regards to Children with FAS.

RESEARCH ON FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME IN LIGHT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT. Background

The term Foetal Alcohol Syndrome was coined about 40 years ago and it has been slowly recognized as a public Health issue The wine growing areas of the Western Cape in South Africa, has been regarded as the highest known prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world. (Foundation for Alcohol related research 2010)

Investigators for the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) reported a FAS prevalence of 40.5 to 46.4 per children aged 5-9 years in one community in Western Cape.

The research was done even in other parts of South Africa mainly...
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