The FASD Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project in Alberta is here to equip professionals and frontline staff that work with women of childbearing years, partners and youth, with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in crucial conversations about alcohol, pregnancy, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
At the heart of this project lies a commitment to raising awareness about FASD. FASD is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges
One of the cornerstones of the FASD Prevention Conversation Project is professional development. We understand that informed professionals are essential catalysts for change in their communities. That’s why we offer comprehensive training and workshops that delve into the complexities of FASD, prenatal alcohol exposure, and how to effectively engage in conversations about alcohol and pregnancy.
Our Prevention Conversation Facilitators will guide you through evidence-based research and practical strategies, equipping you with the necessary tools to navigate these sensitive discussions with empathy and respect. By enhancing your knowledge, you will gain the confidence to address misconceptions, provide accurate information, and promote healthy choices surrounding alcohol and pregnancy.
The FASD Prevention Conversation Project recognizes that preventing prenatal alcohol exposure is a shared responsibility. We actively engage a wide range of professionals, including healthcare providers, educators, social workers, community leaders, and concerned citizens throughout Alberta. Together, we can create a network of individuals committed to spreading awareness and supporting expectant individuals in making informed decisions.