The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is offering a FREE webinar designed for caregivers! This presentation will discuss the number one reason for intense behavior in children and how to create calm, the top 3 landmines that trigger yelling and defiance, and how to make your home an enjoyable space. Space is limited. Register today!
The Wellness Resiliency and Partnership (WRaP) Newsletter provides readers with opportunity to learn new strategies, information, and much more about FASD.
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.
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).
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:
Check out this information sheet that was developed by the Canada FASD Research Networks Action Team
The NW FASD Network will be hosting a free showing of the feature film “Run, Broken yet Brave”
Run, Broken Yet Brave takes a courageous and long overdue look at a topic that has for too long been unspoken or misunderstood. FASD has such a heavy impact on so many lives, and yet is dealt with in a shameful, hidden manner. Tom Simes and his cast of amateur (but awesome) actors bring humanity, humour, and heart to this subject in this penetrating protrayal of FASD and it’s far reaching ramifications.
Location: Community Social Development Department, 10030 102 Ave, Grande Prairie
Date: January 16th 2015
Contact: Please contact Kim Sillito firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending or if you want more information.
Bring snacks if you wish! Hope to see you there!
Check out the trailer here
Check out this webinar on “Trauma Informed Practice”
Trauma-Informed Practice in Nova Scotia – A Webinar Series
Webinar 1 What do we mean by trauma informed practice and why is it important? A free event to be held Tuesday December 16, 2014 12 noon – 1:15 pm AST
Research: Results and Relevance 2015
Integrating research, policy, and promising practice around the world
|This conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the life span, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD. First held in 1987, the conference brings together people passionate about this work in a stimulating environment where they can learn and forge new partnerships.|
Registration now open. Early bird registration deadline is January 30th, 2015.
Check out this article referring again to the dangers of drinking during pregnancy…
Register today to hear leading experts discuss FASD!
The FASD learning series helps individuals with FASD and their caregivers to learn more about FASD and how to support a person with FASD. The webcast and videoconference educational sessions cover a broad range of topics that target both urban and rural audiences.
Attendance is available in-person, via video conference, and via webcast. Next session will be held on October 15th 9-11am.
Register here: http://fasd.alberta.ca/register.aspx