CanFASD Media Release: Consensus on the TRC’s Call to Action on FASD

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Reminder: Registration is now open for The 2017 National FASD Conference in Calgary October 24th to 27th.  Program information: Registration form: PDF: CanFASD Media Release on reaching consensus on enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 

What do Manitobans think about FASD?

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The FrameWorks Institute completed a report on the overlaps and gaps between expert and public understandings about FASD. Access the full report on the CanFASD website here and read on for highlights from this excellent project. Interviews were conducted in Manitoba with members of the public and with FASD experts. The main questions were: What is FASD? How does alcohol affect fetal … Read More

Student Spotlight: Harrison Grogan (University of Manitoba)

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We are pleased to introduce our first ever Student Spotlight: Harrison Grogan. Our Student Spotlight aims to highlight the unique research going on in the field of FASD by student researchers across the country!   A Health Diary for Caregivers of Children Ages 6-13 with FASD Written by: Harrison Grogan & Dr. Hanlon-Dearman FASD is complicated – parents know that with … Read More

Update: FASD and the Justice System

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Dr. Michelle Stewart, Strategic Research Lead for Justice Interventions with CanFASD, has had a busy start to the year! As an applied researcher, Dr. Stewart is actively engaged in local FASD initiatives focused on bringing about better justice outcomes for individuals with FASD. As a part of this work, and alongside the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership (CNFASDP), Dr. Stewart hosted … Read More

Article Summary: Fathers’ Role in Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

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We received a reader question about the effect of fathers’ alcohol use on child outcomes. Luckily, there was a review article published in 2016 on this very topic (included in our Top 20 FASD Articles of 2016). The CanFASD Prevention Network Action Team blog Girls, Women, Alcohol, and Pregnancy also highlighted the article in their post Alcohol and FASD: It’s not just … Read More

Just Published: Neuropsychological Aspects of Prevention and Intervention for FASD in Canada

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We’re highlighting a brand new article published by two of CanFASD’s research leads (Dr. Jacqueline Pei and Dr. Nancy Poole), CanFASD Executive Director (Audrey McFarlane), and two University of Alberta PhD students (Melissa Tremblay and Allison McNeil). Neuropsychological Aspects of Prevention and Intervention for FASD in Canada is part of a special issue in the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology covering … Read More

CanFASD Advocates for an Accessible Canada for Individuals with FASD

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Did you know that the Government of Canada is developing new accessibility legislation? The goal is to promote equality of opportunity, and increase inclusion and participation of Canadians who have disabilities or functional limitations. They asked Canadians, What does an accessible Canada mean to you?  To create a more accessible Canada for individuals with FASD and their families, CanFASD believes … Read More

FASD in the News: How Far We’ve Come

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CanFASD Executive Director, Audrey McFarlane, reflects on the inspiring advances she’s seen in FASD research in Canada over the past 20 years in an article published on a Kelowna news site. See the original article here, published last week while the International Conference on FASD took place in Vancouver: This week UBC is hosting the world’s largest FASD research conference. The 7th … Read More