Category Archives: Resource for Agencies

Alcohol and Pregnancy Survey

Service providers are ideally suited to screen pregnant women for alcohol use during pregnancy, as they are the point of contact with the healthcare system for these women.

It is imperative that they have appropriate training and skills to feel comfortable and competent working with pregnant women in a culturally safe and sensitive manner. As well, they must have the knowledge needed to assist and connect individuals and families with existing resources and services.

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The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada is leading a large National study and wants to work with

service providers in social services such as:

  • Education
  • Justice
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health
  • Child welfare
  • Women’s shelters
  • Homelessness workers
  • Adult literacy, etc)

to determine the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of service providers with respect to alcohol use during pregnancy. The results of this survey will be used to inform the direction and content for training and education material for service providers related to screening and counselling for alcohol use during pregnancy.

The results will be anonymous and we need to have as many respondents as possible to make the data meaningful.  Participants will be entered into a draw for an iPad.

Please share widely with your contacts

Recruitment Email and Consent Form

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https://www.research.net/r/providersaboutalcoholandpregnancy

 

Thank you for your collaboration. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional information.

November 2016 – FASD Frontline Meeting

Charlene Malish, Mental Health Independent Living Solutions at Bissell Centre will present at the next FASD Frontline Meeting.  Charlene will incorporate in her presentation information on the Mental Health Diagnosis that are consistently prevalent as a comorbidity with FASD.

Please refer to the below poster for meeting details

november-2016-agenda

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FASD Research Project

CanFASD’s Strategic Lead for Justice Interventions Michelle Stewart, and her research team have created an FASD resource page for front line workers and researchers with information about programs/projects across Canada.

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This research project is lead by Dr. Michelle Stewart at the University of Regina. Working with her team of students, Dr. Stewart has a multi-level research project in three key areas:

  • FASD & Social Justice: This multi-year, multi-stage project includes a cross-Canada research trip for interviews with families & workers focused on programs and practices to assist those with  FASD across the lifespan. Data collection is ongoing.
  • FASD & the Lived Experience: This project includes collaborations in BC and Saskatchewan that focus on the lived experiences of people with FASD with attention to the need for life-long supports and experiences of receiving diagnosis. Contact us for infographics available free of charge. Data collection is ongoing.
  • Strengths-Based Workshops:  This pilot project uses strengths-based approach to understanding FASD. The project uses improvisation to explored key issues facing people who have FASD. Preliminary findings will be released in Fall 2016 (including tools such as sleep aids). Contact us for a copy of research infographic.

Visit the following link for more information: https://fasdresearchproject.com/

 

Coaching Families Caregiver Support Group -September 13, 2016

Attention parents and caregivers of children with FASD!!!!

Coaching families caregiver support groups is starting again this fall.  You do not have to be a client of this program in order to attend these support groups. The first group is scheduled for September 13, 2016.

This is a chance for you as a parent/caregiver to relieve some stress, get to know other caregivers to share successes, generate ideas, collectively problem solve and create hope.

There will be a limited child programming for those who can not find a babysitter.  Please let Roxanna know how many children you intend to bring so they are able to provide the best possible experience for you and your children.

Kindly RSVP by September 7, 2016 to Roxanna Clermont by:

Phone: 780-721-2236 OR Email: Roxanna.Clermont@cssalberta.ca

 

Coaching Families September 2016 Flyer

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14 Weeks Parenting Program for Parents Who Also Want Support for Their Substance Use

 

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The Incredible Years parent training series is an Evidence Based Program that focuses on strengthening parenting competencies (e.g., monitoring, positive discipline, confidence) and fostering parents’ involvement in children’s school experiences in order to promote children’s academic, social and emotional competencies and reduce conduct problems.

This 14 week group is based on Trauma Informed Practice and Addiction and Mental Health Intervention to assist parents in their healing journey.

The program is only for parents who want support for their substance use as well as their parenting

 

Child Minding will be provided if needed.

Anyone can refer; please contact Kirsty Prasad

The Incredible Years are Here!

Registration is now open for the Girls Empowered and Strong summer programming.

This is free fun summer programming for teen girls that incorporates the topics of self-esteem, healthy relationships, and empowerment. FASD is not a requirement of enrollment and participants need to be able to attend without a one-on-one support, but the programs are FASD inclusive.

Share with your contacts.

 

GES 2016 Summer Programming

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Frontline Newsletter – May 2016

What do mothers really want on mothers day?  Flowers? probably, but what they really want is me time; sleep in, read a book, go out, and most of all a day free of all the hassles and bustles of running a home.  We have put together a list of things you could do for mommy this mothers day.  Of course, you are free to investigate and find out what yours want.

Please note that, you can find this and previous newsletters at:

https://edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork.org/resources/frontline-newsletters/newsletters/

 

May 2016 Newsletter - Image

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