FASD Deutschland e.V. – Filmprojekt Fulda 2018

This film was to be prepared for the EUFASD Conference 2018 in Berlin.

In a brainstorming session many ideas were collected, which messages should come from Germany. From the ranks of the participants came the idea of a picture / a symbol to represent the consequences of prenatal alcohol consumption. There were many ideas, a house with a broken foundation, a brain, etc. But a look into nature brought this brilliant idea.

A tree whose roots are in the alcohol and on the one hand good fruits and on the other side withered fruits. The good fruits indicate what people with FASD can or have achieved, the withered fruit, the negative thing that can happen to people with FASD.

After the idea was born and developed, the implementation with crayons and paper by the group of adults with FASD began.

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NW Peace FASD Network Open House

The time has come to have our OPEN HOUSE in our new location! And you are invited!

Come and learn about our programs and services. Bring your coworkers, friends, family…everyone is welcome.

There will be delicious mocktails and snacks.

Date: Thursday April 18th

Location: #204, 9805 97St, Grande Prairie (in Junction Point building #6, above the AHS junction point lab)

Time: 1:30-4

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Nw Peace FASD Society Open House

Science Daily: New light shed on link between alcohol marketing and increased consumption in young people

alcohol-store-booze-drinking-photo-natalie-sladeDate: March 15, 2019

Source: University of Stirling

Young people’s awareness of alcohol marketing — and their ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise — is associated with increased and higher-risk consumption, a landmark study has found.

Published in BMJ Open, the research — led by the University of Stirling and the Cancer Policy Research Centre at Cancer Research UK — revealed that 11 to 19-year-old current drinkers, who report high alcohol marketing awareness, are one-and-a-half-times more likely to be higher risk drinkers, compared to those who have low or medium awareness.

In young people who have never consumed alcohol, those who own alcohol-branded merchandise are twice as likely to be susceptible to drink in the next year, the research found.

Significantly, the paper reports that 82 per cent of young people recalled seeing at least one form of alcohol marketing in the month preceding the survey, with at least half estimated…

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Agencies Awarded Funding 2019- 2021

The Northwest Peace FASD Network strives to address FASD needs across the lifespan without age barriers, identify gaps in services and provide sustainable solutions, and build on existing capacity to address identified needs.

In order to accomplish these goals, the Northwest Peace Critique Team has evaluated the proposals received for the RFP-01-2019-21 FASD Supports and Services call for proposals issued on January 18th, 2019.  This is a 2 year-contract for the period of April 1st, 2019- March 31st, 2021.

The Team has awarded funding to the following agencies for the next two years:

Grande Prairie Family Education Society (Grande Prairie) two positions: One Parent Child Assistant Mentor, One FASD Supports Worker.

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada (Grande Cache) two positions: One Parent Child Assistant Mentor, One FASD Supports.

W.J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. (Peace River) two positions: One Parent Child Assistant Mentor, One FASD Supports worker.

 Whitefish Lake First Nation #459 (Atikameg) One First Nation Parent Child Assistant Mentor.

Driftpile Cree Nation (Driftpile) One First Nation Parent Child Assistant Mentor.

We would like to acknowledge all Agencies who submitted a proposal to the Network and commend your interest in providing FASD services in our catchment area. We look forward to continuing to work with your agency in partnership and would encourage you to continue to visit the Network website at www.nwfasdnetwork.com for FASD information and future opportunities.

Warm Regards,

Gwen Vekved,

Northwest Peace FASD Executive Director

AHS Child and Youth Program- Kids Klub

AHS Child & Youth Addiction and Mental Health Services will have its next Kids’ Klub program start date on March 19th, 2019.  The sessions will occur every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM for eight consecutive weeks in the fourth floor boardroom at Nordic Court.  The goal of this program is to educate and support children 7 to 12 years of age who are negatively affected by a family member’s alcohol or substance use, gambling and/or mental health problem. 

See attached posters for more information:

Kids’ Klub Brochure Spring2019

Kids Klub Poster 2019FINAL

NW Peace FASD Network- Request for Proposals 2019

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Northwest Peace FASD Board of Directors is requesting detailed and comprehensive applications until 4:30 pm local time Tuesday February 19th, 2019 for the following project:

RFP-01-2019-21

FASD SUPPORTS AND SERVICES

Documents and general information are available on the NWPFASD website (see below for the proposal document) or directly from the office of the Northwest Peace FASD Network.

NWFASD Support Contact- kim@nwfasd.ca

 

Mailing:          #204, 9805 97 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Office:             #204, 9805 97 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Submissions may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to kim@nwfasd.ca

INQUIRIES

All questions must be emailed to NW FASD Program Support, kim@nwfasd.ca

ISSUE DATE: January 18th,2019

Deadline: February 19th, 2019 Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO OPEN THE PROPOSAL DOCUMENT: 

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