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Topic: Student spotlight: Emerging FASD research in Canada
Description: In this webinar, some of Canada’s graduate students and emerging FASD researchers will present on projects they conducted as part of their training. We have brought together three students from diverse backgrounds to provide a snapshot of the various types of research being conducted on FASD in Canada. From the stresses of COVID-19 on individuals with FASD and their families to groundbreaking brain imaging findings to hopeful interventions for motivation and self-regulation, this webinar has something for everyone from all backgrounds.
Time: Apr 30, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Identifying Best Practices for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is designed for use by professionals working in the substance use, mental health, housing, employment, justice, and other service delivery fields. These settings provide ideal opportunities to implement brief, effective approaches to improve outcomes in preventing FASD, screening for FASD, and supporting success among individuals with FASD.
The aim of Identifying Best Practices is to provide a course for a range of service providers that is multidisciplinary, works across the spectrum of FASD, and supports individuals across the lifespan. The course will provide tools and strategies to support individuals who have or are at risk of having a child with FASD and/or may have FASD themselves.
The course includes four modules designed to provide you with:
- An overview of FASD and its various manifestations and implications
- Information about current approaches and strategies for FASD prevention
- Resources on how to screen for FASD
- Strategies to support individuals with FASD to achieve healthy outcomes
In the case study, you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from this course in a common scenario involving a fictional character with FASD in a variety of questions.
A certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion.
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Please see the attached posters as a reminder of the programs the Family Education Society is currently offering. Baby and Me occurs on Fridays and there is still room! Dad’s Discover starts next week and we still have 2 more Lunch & Learns available in April.
Walk and Talk occurs every Thursday, participants must register as they need to ensure numbers are kept to AHS outdoor guidelines and masks are mandatory.
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SPRC have had some openings come available for our upcoming Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop next week.
There are 3 spots available on a first come first serve basis. Visit their website to register: https://www.sp-rc.ca/workshop-registration
SPRC have also opened up addition summer training dates. If you’re interested in learning more or taking this training visit their website at https://www.sp-rc.ca/workshops/applied-suicide-intervention-skills-training-asist
Thousands of people in Canada have already shared their views about alcohol during our public consultation on updating Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. On behalf of all of us at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part so far. Your views matter to us!
If you have not yet had your say, there’s still time. The online consultation survey is open to all people in Canada until April 18. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, depending on how much input you choose to provide.
We want to hear from as many people as possible and ensure that we receive a broad range of perspectives related to alcohol and alcohol consumption. This includes members of the public, as well as professionals from a variety of sectors, including health and social services, health research, education and industry.
The feedback we receive through this consultation will inform the update to the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. It will help us learn about the experiences of the general public and stakeholders with the current guidelines and their needs and expectations for updated guidelines, namely:
- Whether and how people in Canada are using the current alcohol drinking guidelines;
- What are some of the challenges in using the guidelines;
- What is most useful in the guidelines; and
- What your needs and expectations are for the updated guidelines.
Should you decide to take part, rest assured that your information is completely confidential and anonymous.
If you have any questions about this project, please email Lauren Levett, (LLevett@ccsa.ca).
CanFASD has updated their common messages guide! A great resource to refer to when you’re talking about FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy. Check it out!
The purpose of this document is to assist those writing and talking about FASD – and the issues related to the disability – to use the same language, statistics, and framing of topics. The intended outcome, over time, will be an improved understanding by the reader/listener with consistent and respectful FASD messaging.
This is a living document and areas will be updated as they are informed by emerging research.
Key Communication Themes:
The following are some overarching recommendations for all messaging about FASD:
1. Respect, dignity, and inherent human worth should be promoted among individuals with FASD, women who use alcohol during pregnancy, and their families:
o FASD awareness or prevention programs and initiatives should avoid guilt-ridden, blameful, or shameful messaging
o When using imagery, refrain from using pictures of fetuses, pregnant bellies without heads, and naked pregnant people
o Fatalistic or deficits-focused terminology should be replaced with person-first, strength-based, and hope-focused language (see the definition below)
o These language guides provide additional context and information about dignity promotion for individuals with FASD
2. Always rely on information that is accurate and based on rigorous, high-quality research (i.e., evidence-based)
3. Refrain from stating that FASD is “100% preventable” as this statement greatly oversimplifies the issue and can stigmatize individuals and families
In order to promote a common language about FASD and to minimize misinterpretation of key issues, CanFASD has developed a standard definition of FASD. Standard definitions are needed to ensure consistency in administrative, clinical, and research operations. We recommend that this definition be used by governments and policymakers across Canada to promote accurate and consistent language when referring to FASD.
AHS Child & Youth Addiction and Mental Health Services is pleased to announce its next Kids’ Klub program start date for May 4, 2021. The sessions will occur every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM for eight consecutive weeks at our Nordic Court location (Grande Prairie). The goal of this program is to educate and support children 7 to 12 years of age who have been negatively affected by a family member’s alcohol or substance use, gambling and/or mental health problem. Please notify staff and colleagues alike, as you see appropriate, in effort to provide awareness to those in need of this service.