Canadian province needs to increase FASD support

Anne Elspeth Rector (9 March 2019) ‘Province needs to increase support’ The Intelligencer. Rector writes: Mere tips of this trauma-filled iceberg as education, healthcare and criminal justice are impacted by unaddressed challenges. Which flags under-funding of parents trying to maximize kids’ potential – and minimize future community burdens; most having adopted with no inkling FASD would upend their lives (and many adopt several children). As one parent remarked; “our kids have the highest prevalence among disabilities and deserve quality of life… there’s not one kid that’s unreachable.” The Intelligencer.

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Exploring the contributions and suitability of relational and community‐centered fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention work in First Nation communities

Jacqueline Pei, Elizabeth Carlson, Melissa Tremblay & Cheryl Poth (20 Feb 2019) ‘Exploring the contributions and suitability of relational and community‐centered fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention work in First Nation communities.’ Conclusion: Relational, trauma‐informed, and community‐centered FASD prevention programming was perceived to have positive impacts and be well suited for use within Indigenous communities and allow for service delivery to be locally and culturally responsive

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