WRaP Newsletter

The Wellness Resiliency and Partnership (WRaP) Newsletter provides readers with opportunity to learn new strategies, information, and much more about FASD.

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The Wellness Resiliency and Partnership project supports Jr/Sr high school students who are diagnosed with an FASD across the Province of Alberta. To learn more you can visit their website.

FASD Awareness Video- CTV Two & AGLC partnership

I am pleased to inform you that the first of the FASD Awareness videos AGLC has partnered with CTV Two to produce  started airing last week! The series of videos will be shown on Alberta Primetime and during shows such as: E Talk Anger Management Hot in Cleveland Shark Tank Flashpoint Motive CTV Sunday Movie The Marilyn Denis Show Comedy Now The series of videos will air throughout the year  and this on-air campaign is anticipated to reach a minimum of 4 million viewers (adults 18 +) or 2.5 million female viewers (18+). This video is the first one minute video in the series and is on the Science Behind FASD.

In this two-minute video, leading pediatrician Dr. Gail Andrew and Alberta Health’s Chief Addiction and Mental Health officer, Dr. Michael Trew discuss Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

13th Annual Harm Reduction Conference

The 13th Alberta Harm Reduction conference (June 2&3), and satellite on pregnancy and substance use (June 1).

 The Harm Reduction conference website is www.albertaharmreduction.com

The call for abstracts and applications for scholarships can be accessed on the website. The deadline for both is February 9, 2015. All information, and forms, are available on this website.     

The day before the Harm Reduction conference is a one day satellite session entitled Pregnancy and Drug Use: Emerging Trends in Policy and Practice. Information is attached. Attendees can register for the satellite day ($100) or as part of the conference ($50). See below:

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