NW Peace FASD Network Caregiver Support Series

The Northwest Peace FASD Network and Grande Prairie Family Education Society have launched a series of learning sessions for Caregivers/Parents of disabled children, youth or adults who are needing support during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

There are 4 thirty minute sessions in this Caregiver Support Series. The main focus of this series is to assist Caregivers with supportive strategies and resources. We will also have a lived experience from a parent who has a disabled child.

Local resources, as well as information from Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta and the World Health Organization will be shared to help the caregivers build their own support services.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you.

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COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE NW PEACE FASD NETWORK

NWPFASD COVID-19 Update

Thinking of all of you at this uneasy time!

As I am sure that you are all following the CO-VID – 19 Situation, I wanted to touch base.  Thanks for those who have already contacted our office stating their  service plan ideas during this time.

In the light of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus and the new recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta Dr. Deena Hinshaw yesterday we as a FASD Network have installed some preventive measures to keep staff and our clients safe.

  • Staff are now working remotely and all meetings are now being held by phone or video conferencing.
  • All trainings for the next 30 days have been cancelled and may be offered through Skype or teleconference in the coming months.
  • All group support meetings have been cancelled at this time.
  • Updates to staff on prevention and safe practices based on information provided by Alberta Health.

We would like to work with all of our agencies as you develop your own critical  service plans and are addressing program preparedness, natural supports and community resources, staff support, etc.

Please consider ways of working less directly with clients , if you yourself feel sick please self- isolate and rest at home.

We are here for support if you need anything from us.  We realize that this is a uneasy time for all of us and we want to continue to stay connected!

 

Keep in mind:

The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough or other cold or influenza-like symptoms. Use this online screening tool to determine whether you need to call 811 to get tested.