National Post (Apr 2019) ‘Canadian study identifies five most vulnerable groups for FASD’. The study identified five high-prevalence groups: children in care; people in correctional service custody; people in special education services; people using specialized services for developmental disabilities or psychiatric care; and Indigenous populations.
Cam Yoos (29 Apr 2019) ‘The Watch will benefit downtown.’ The training covered many areas to provide The Watch volunteers with skills to interact with citizens on the streets of Lethbridge. The topics included dealing with persons with mental-health challenges, Indigenous awareness, the resources available through the City of Lethbridge, suicide awareness and dealing with persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Lethbridge Herald
Vanessa Hvartin (Apr 2019) ‘Why the most common developmental disability in Canada is misdiagnosed or missed — and the devastating results’. Calgary Herald
Vanessa Hvartin (Apr 2019) ‘A broken system’: Adoptive families say child welfare agencies are failing on FASD’. National Post
VIDEO National Post Canada (26 Apr 2019) ‘How two generations coped with a FASD diagnosis’. Very little was known about FASD when Dolores gave birth to Kim in 1971. Now Dolores is helping raise Kim’s daughter Sarah, who is also living with FASD.
Vanessa Hvartin (Apr 2019) ‘Prenatal exposure to alcohol affects a million Canadians. Why it’s time to start tackling our hidden drinking problem’. National Post
VIDEO: Postmedia (24 Apr 201) ‘How these Winnipeg classrooms are rethinking lessons for kids with FASD’. Winnipeg Sun
Katie DeRosa (16 march 2019) ‘For former youth in care, college tuition waiver ‘makes me hopeful’ Times Colonist
Hannah Petersen (17 April 2019) ‘Province hosting a Prince George public hearing to help kids with neuro-diverse special needs’. Prince George Matters.
CanFASD Research Network (20 March 2019) ‘Challenging sleep-wake behaviours reported in informal, conversational interviews of caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.’