CanFASD Celebrates Open Access Week 2022

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International Open Access Week Logo with that wording and an open lock in the centre.

Open access to information has the power to transform the way knowledge is shared. Open access is the free, immediate, online access to scholarly research. Journals often charge readers a fee to access the research articles they publish. When research is published open access, it means the article is free for anyone to read and download.

International Open Access Week is celebrated by individuals, institutions, and organizations around the world. It is an opportunity for the research community to celebrate the benefit of open access information, which can lead to shared knowledge, improved policy changes, and increased recognition of social issues.

At CanFASD, we recognize the value in open access research as it helps us to share research and knowledge about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) with a larger number of people. To celebrate Open Access Week, we’d like to highlight a few of our more recent open-access publications. Check them out below!


Responding to the Unique Complexities of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Integrated Service Delivery in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A Review of the Alberta FASD Service Network Model 

Balancing the story of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A narrative review of the literature on strengths

Utilization of psychotropic medications in children with FASD: A retrospective review


Examining barriers to harm reduction and child welfare services for pregnant women and mothers who use substances using a stigma action framework

“The problem is that we hear a bit of everything…”: A qualitative systematic review of factors associated with alcohol use, reduction, and abstinence in pregnancy

Child Welfare

Infants, children, and youth in foster care with prenatal substance exposure: A synthesis of two scoping reviews.


Understanding the needs of justice-involved adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in an Indigenous community

The neurocognitive profiles of justice involved people with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A systematic review


Caregivers’ experiences and perceptions of suicidality among their children and youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Diagnosis and Prevalence

Alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada: who, what, where?

Teacher-reported prevalence of FASD in kindergarten in Canada: Association with child development and problems at home

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