Research suggests that caring for a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorders (FASD) creates unique challenges for carers.
To investigate this, three focus groups and
education sessions, attended by 66 people, were held in the UK.
FASD and its impact on families was evaluated using
the focus groups, the Parental Stress Index and knowledge
Eight broad themes were identified from thematic
analysis of the focus groups. The findings suggest more support is
for carers of children with FASD, especially as
carers grow older. The implication for current practice should be
evaluated in this group.
E. (2013). The impact of raising a child
with FASD upon carers: findings from a mixed methodology study in the UK. Adoption
& Fostering, 37(1), 43-56. DOI: 10.1177/0308575913477331