Best practice for women with substance abuse problems can be found in the Parent Child Assistance Programs (PCAP) in Alberta modeled on the work of Dr. Therese Grant and colleagues from the University of Seattle, Washington. The relationship between Alberta and Washington in terms of training and support for women struggling with addiction problems is about prevention, protection and preventing the intergenerational cycle of substance abuse.
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:
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.