Elaine Bolt (Feb 6 2019) ‘What to Do when you are at the end of your rope, but there is no rope left to tie a knot and hang on longer?’ CanFASD Guest Blog
Liotta M (Feb 9 2019) ‘Community-led solutions vital in addressing youth suicide.’ News GP RACGP
In the interview, Ken Wyatt stated: ‘This report must not join the other reports into Aboriginal wellbeing delivered over the last 15 years that simply sit and gather dust – this report must lead a paradigm shift that leads to community-led solutions that address the clear sense of suffering, hopelessness and disillusionment that is being felt,’ he said.
Opinion: As per the recommendations, it is critical that screening infants and children for fetal alcohol be inclusive of screening for the parents. We must consider the intergenerational impact of alcohol and ask the question of parents: Did your parents drink when you were a child?
FASD Network of Southern California Caregiver Burnout If you are providing care to a loved one with FASD, chances are that you will experience at least one of the stages of caregiver burnout at some point.
Anderson, T., Mela, M., & Stewart, M. (2017). Research: The Implementation of the 2012 Mental Health Strategy for Canada Through the Lens of FASD. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 36(4), 69-81. doi:10.7870/cjcmh-2017-031
KnowFASD (Feb 5 2019) Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society “Although many people with FASD have an IQ within the “normal” range, they often are not able to function within the “normal” range for their age. That is, they may have average IQ, but below average adaptive function. With IQ often playing a large part in school assessment, children who have an average IQ might not end up receiving or qualifying for the services that they need for their difficulties in other areas. IQ may also be an important factor when patients apply for services and financial assistance are submitted in adulthood.”
Young E (Feb 8 2019) Kimberley report an ‘almost unparalleled’ chance to change: Telethon Kids Institute. WA Today
Szklarski C (Jan 23 2019) ‘Canada’s new food guide takes a tougher stance on alcohol.’ Globe and Mail “It’s sort of been the elephant in the corner of the room,” says University of Guelph nutrition professor David Ma, university research leadership chair and director of the Guelph Family Health Study.
Eileen McLeod (Feb 6 2019) ‘Their Story: Kamloops mom comes forward to share 32 y/o daughter’s struggle with drug addiction.’ Kamloops Matters
A 61 year old tells a poignant story about her 32 year old daughter struggling with addiction, a diagnosis of FASD and the limitation of the health system in Canada to help her daughter.
Malone, KG (4 Feb 2019) ‘Experts welcome Manitoba court for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder’. Globe and Mail