New NDRI app delivers culturally appropriate FASD resources
NDRI researchers involved in the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Resources Project have developed a new tool for health professionals working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings. The ‘FASD PosterMaker’ is an easy-to-use app that will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to produce resources that reflect shared issues but local differences in addressing alcohol, pregnancy and FASD around the country. The new app has been developed after consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
The ‘FASD PosterMaker’ can be downloaded as an app for iPad from the Apple App Store (search for ‘FASD Postermaker’). The web version is available at www.fasdpostermaker.com.au.
Features of the ‘FASD PosterMaker’ app include:
- library of evidence-based text messages around prevention, safety, symptoms, responsibility, healthy lifestyles;
- library of images to reflect the text-based messages;
- option to include own text and/or images;
- comprehensive colour palette;
- links to information from Australian and international organisations working in the area of alcohol, pregnancy and FASD;
- training video on how to use the app;
- anonymous and voluntary evaluation of the FASD PosterMaker to provide feedback for enhancing the app.
Download the web version of the 'FASD PosterMaker'.
For more information about FASD, view Culturally appropriate tools needed to tackle FASD by Dr Lynn Roarty.