CanFASD: FASD Prevention Resources

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The Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, with collaborators, researchers and partners across the nation. It is Canada’s first comprehensive national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) research network. It started as an alliance of seven jurisdictions and operated for seven years as the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network.

In their work, CanFASD has pulled together a comprehensive list of FASD prevention resources and publications. These include:

Publications & Resources

Parent-Child Assistance Program in Alberta First Nation Communities Evaluation Report — The evaluation was undertaken to provide key information about how the Parent–Child Assistance Program (PCAP) was being implemented in order to identify areas for improvement, and to provide outcome information to stakeholders to inform decision-making regarding ongoing implementation of PCAP in First Nation communities.

Health Care Students’ Attitudes About Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy: Responses to Narrative Vignettes — This article explores…

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The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 7.50.37 AMClick to download the Caregiver Resource Guide!

Welcome to the “I am a Caregiver” resource guide for those providing care to a person with FASD. This guide was developed as a way for caregivers to access important information and resources relating to providing care for children and adults with FASD. FASD is a life-long disability and individuals impacted by FASD require a community of care and support. As a caregiver, you are a key part of the care team.

Within this book you will find general information and resources to help you in your caregiving role. However, as you go through this resource it is important to remember that each individual is unique and there is no one universal strategy or solution that will work for everyone. As always, it is important to consult regularly with the individual’s professional care team if you have questions or concerns.

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Without screening or supports, offenders with FASD face revolving door of justice

The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

Without screening or supports, offenders with FASD face revolving door of justice

TRC called for reforms to address needs of offenders with FASD, and for prevention to be made a priority

By Kelly Malone, CBC News


Russ Hilsher’s criminal record goes back more than a decade, to an assault charge in 2003. The 40-year-old has been in and out of jail for breaching conditions, other assaults and theft since.

On paper, Hilsher’s background tells a different story than the one the father of two talks about when he explains how he struggles to understand rules, laws and how to interact with police.

Originally from Ghost River, near the mouth of the Cheepay River in northeastern Ontario, Hilsher’s birth mother drank during her pregnancy. He was taken from her soon after and was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as a baby.

As a teenager he landed in a foster home in…

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