We are looking for people who care for those with FASD from Alberta, Manitoba, and the Yukon to be part of our Family Advisory Committee.
Why it is Important to Include the Voice of Families in Research
Sunday May 15th is the International Day of Families. In honour of this celebration, we asked members of our Family Advisory Committee why they believe it is important for families to be included in research on FASD. Here are some of their responses:
Join Our Family Advisory Committee!
We are looking for a caregiver from Saskatchewan to join our incredibly dedicated Family Advisory Committee.
Spotlight on Service Providers: FASD Society for BC
This post is part of our new Feature Friday series called Spotlight on Service Providers. Over the next year, we will be featuring organizations and initiatives across Canada that provide much-needed supports and services for individuals with FASD and their families. Who We Are The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Society for British Columbia, governing body of the Asante Centre, … Read More
What FASD is: a caregiver’s perspective
When asked to write this blog on what FASD means to me, I struggled. FASD is a complicated disability with many challenging aspects. I finally decided that, in my experience, FASD to this point has meant missed opportunities.
What FASD Means to Me
Caregiving has meant making my kids live on their own, knowing that they may fail, but also knowing I needed to keep others safe. Sleeping when I did not know where my child was, praying continually that they would live through the night.
Life with COVID-19 from a Caregivers’ Perspective
We are finally confident that people will understand what we mean when we say life is unpredictable and sometimes feels like it is spiralling out of control. It took a pandemic to have others experience what our lives are like routinely.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Caregivers
A member of the CanFASD Family Advisory Committee recently had the opportunity to participate in a research program that gave caregivers of individuals with FASD the skills to better manage the challenges and stresses of their daily lives using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Nunavut Members Needed for Family Advisory Committee
Are you a parent with a loved one with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) who would like to make a difference in your child’s life and the lives of others that have been prenatally exposed to alcohol? Do you like learning and contributing to discussions that lead to change and new discoveries? Do you presently reside in Nunavut?
Navigating the Holiday Season with FASD: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
December is here and the holidays are just around the corner. For some this is an extremely enjoyable rest period involving lots of time with family and a short respite before the new year. For other individuals and families this time of year can be a stressful, anxiety-inducing experience.
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