The African Christian
Democratic Party said, the World Health Organisation has revealed that the
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the leading cause of mental retardation in
ACDP’s Cherellyn Dudley says,
a study has found that FASD affected people typically have a disrupted school
experience with suspensions, expulsion or dropping-out.
She said the Home of Hope in
Cape Town provides professional training and awareness workshops on FASD.
Dudley said the African
Christian Democratic Party calling on the Department of Social Development and
Health for increased diagnosis services and a central data base so that
relevant training can be accessed.
She said woman are empowered
when they avoid any possible damage to their children through alcohol
“Children with behavioural
problems add to the stresses and strains on the family, community and
government budget” she concluded.
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