Learning Opportunities

April 12, 2015
For information, please e-mail http://www.caphc.org/fasd/fasd-webinar-series/.
In partnership with many FASD experts, researchers, and organizations, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) has facilitated the development of the National Screening Tool Kit for Children and Youth Identified and Potentially Affected by FASD. This CAPHC FASD Webinar series introduces participants to the components of the Tool Kit, as well as engaged them in an interactive dialogue with content experts from across Canad

First Steps

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2K-156, 960 19 Street South
T1J 1W5 Lethbridge , AB
The First Steps program is delivered through Alberta Health Services. The program offers specialized services to women designed to help mothers who have consumed alcohol while pregnant, are at risk of giving birth to children with FASD, or have already given birth to children with or suspected to have FASD.

Lakeland Centre for FASD

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5008 50 Avenue
T9M 1P1 Cold Lake , AB
Serves the communities of Lac La Biche, Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Smoky Lake, and surronding areas including First Nations and Metis communities. Provides: a one week overnight camp for children and young adults (8-27 years old) with FASD diagnosis, diagnostic and assessment services to children and adults with or suspected with FASD, outreach mentorship services to mothers or mothers to be who are struggling with substance abuse, and training and education.

About FASD

What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) describes a range or disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. These disabilities include neurodevelopmental problems and cognitive, behavioral and physical disorders. The designaton "FASD" is meant to collect together various disabling conditions falling in the category of spectrum disorders within the Canadian Diagnostic Guidelines.i ii iii iv These include:

Other Networks

Canada FASD Research Network
The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) (formerly known as the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network) is a formally and informally connected group of professionals from a range of research sciences across Canada. Their mission is to create a collaborative environment to produce research leading to FASD prevention and significant improvement in the lives of affected individuals, families, and communities.