The FASD PosterMaker is a free app that has been designed by The Frontier Group for the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University to provide health professionals working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings with a tool to create their own locally relevant and culturally appropriate resources on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
The aim of the FASD PosterMaker is to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia to produce resources that reflect the shared issues but local differences in addressing alcohol, pregnancy and FASD around the country. It has been developed after consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
FASD PosterMaker is an easy-to-use app, that provides you with pre-loaded messages and images that can be used in the creation of your local resource; or, it allows you to create your own evidence-based text and add your own images to use in your resources.
- library of evidence-based text messages around prevention, safety, symptoms, responsibility, healthy lifestyles;
- library of images from which you can select an image that reflects the text-based messages chosen for your resources;
- the ability to include your own text and images for use only in your resources;
- comprehensive colour palette to choose the colours most appropriate for your setting;
- a set of links providing access to information from Australian and international organisations working in the area of alcohol, pregnancy and FASD;
- series of training videos to talk you through the process of creating your resources; and
- an anonymous and voluntary evaluation of the PosterMaker app where you can record your experiences using the app and provide feedback for enhancing the app.
The FASD PosterMaker has been developed as part of the National FASD Resources project conducted between 2010-2013 by the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University. Funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Drug Strategy.
The National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund.
Disclaimer: The National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, and the Australian Government Department of Health have provided this app for use by health professionals in addressing the issues of alcohol, pregnancy and FASD. Posters created out of the app are the responsibility of the individual users.