The Asante Centre is the recipient of the 2020 Claudette Bradshaw FASD Innovation Award!
Thinking About FASD Month in 2021
FASD Month is just around the corner! Held every year during the month of September, FASD Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness about FASD and the potential impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy and to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of those with FASD.
International Self Care Day
International Self-Care Day is celebrated annually on July 24th. It is a reminder for individuals to look after their own health and to encourage people to practice self-care and made lifelong habits. Self-Care for Caregivers Caregivers of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experience significantly high levels of stress. Stress can be extremely detrimental to our health and … Read More
Become a Member of CanFASD!
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new CanFASD Individual Membership plan! We’ve always been a member organization, offering jurisdictional memberships to provinces and territories across Canada. Now we’re happy to announce that we’re expanding our membership opportunities to make our network more accessible to individuals from coast to coast.
New Webinar: #WineMoms
Register now for our newest webinar on Wednesday July 28th at 1:00pm eastern time. The webinar, #WineMom: Humour and empowerment or binge drinking and mental health challenges? will discuss the ‘wine mom’ culture and how alcohol is used to subvert the idea of perfection in motherhood on social media. The webinar will follow a panel discussion hosted by Ana Andrade from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, with co-presenters Dr. Kelly Harding and … Read More
Tomorrow is World Youth Skills Day!
Employers need to recognize the skills that people with FASD bring to the workforce and help support youth to develop these skills.
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Brain Development, and Mental Health
Mental health challenges are common in children, youth, and adults with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). If these challenges are not treated, they can persist for many years. Many mental health problems first emerge in adolescence, but we don’t know a lot about exactly how and when mental health problems begin for people with PAE.
Summer Camps for Kids with FASD
Although camps are an excellent place for belonging, some children require their unique needs to be met for them to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Children with FASD make up a group of children who may miss out on these experience because of these needs. Fortunately, within Canada there are a number of summer camps that have been specifically designed for children with FASD, which aim to create a positive summer camp experience for all.
Volunteers Needed for a Research Study on Substance Use and Addiction
The University of Alberta is currently conducting a research study on substance use and addiction treatment for adults who have or may have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).