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FARR – Foundation for Alcohol Related Research
The Foundation for Alcohol Related Research was founded in 1997, and will be proudly celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2022.
Since 1997, the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR) has been dedicated to building positive futures in South African communities by significantly reducing birth defects and mental disabilities caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
FARR understands the far-reaching implications of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and it’s impact on affected people and communities, and strives to have sustainable outcomes by:
Raising social awareness
- Conducting world class medical and psycho-social research related to FASD
- Offering training, education and mentorship programs
- Providing diagnostic and support services
This is achieved through the various scientifically developed Training-, Education-, Research-, Prevention-, Support- and Management Programs that FARR offers across South Africa at our fully funded projects. Our specialists are trained to diagnose FASD and offer support for these individuals and their families. This has culminated in FARR being the leading NGO source of research and information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in South Africa.
FARR has become a hub for experts, community members and everyday South Africans who are determined to improve the lives of those affected by FASD, their families and caregivers.
To date, FARR has completed or is involved in 24 FASD awareness and prevention projects across South Africa and has published more than 65 scientific articles.
FARR – Training Academy
The FARR Training Academy was established in 2008. Start-up funding was provided by The Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education, (aware.org). Funding is now provided by various sponsors and donations from philanthropists. FARR also offers training at cost as to generate our own income. FARR’s training programmes aim to increase the knowledge and skills pertaining to the prevention of alcohol related harm, such as FASD, and other health and psycho-social ills, such as domestic and gender based violence. We offer training to students, professionals, other NGO’s/CBO’s, corporates and community members across South Africa
FARR – Private Clinic
As part of our diagnostic and support services, FARR is offering a FASD clinical diagnostic service with our Private Clinic (registered for Medical Insurance) at the FARR Head Office in Bellville. This service consists of a medical- and/or neurodevelopmental assessment by our diagnostic team, consisting of a Medical Specialist and Psychometrists. For further information about the Private Clinic, or to enquire about an appointment, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021-6862646.
Post Graduate Research in FASD
If you are a university student and you are considering post-graduate research in FASD, you are welcome to contact us at: email@example.com.