Without proper support, individuals with FASD can face a variety of difficulties. According to some caregivers, one especially concerning challenge relates to sexual behaviour. There is preliminary research to support these reports, suggesting that some individuals with FASD are at a higher risk of being involved in, and being the victim of, problematic sexual behaviour.
This pandemic has been challenging for all of us. But for those with disabilities and those who are disadvantaged in systems already, these challenges are much greater. This is the case for most individuals with FASD and their families. In some cases, families have been able to cope better during this time, finding comfort in limited societal expectations. However, many are struggling.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are conducting a study on chronic health in young adults diagnosed with FASD or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Specifically, we are interested in how brain impairment and physical health are related in this population, and how they affect the quality of day to day life.
Our organization is excited to announce that we have a new member joining our team. Andrew Wrath is a research coordinator at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his Bachelor of Arts Honors Specialization in Psychology from Western University in 2011. He has experience in the areas of mental health, attachment, mood and anxiety disorders, stigma, and trauma. Andrew will be working … Read More
The community-wide prevention measures that have been put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 means that Canadians have a lot of downtime over the next few weeks. Here are a few things that you can do to pass the time while you practice social distancing.
Becoming a mother is a transitional period in a woman’s life involving a number of personal, social, and biological changes. However, researchers have found that our view of motherhood is influenced by our social and cultural norms. Motherhood is performative, meaning that women are expected to behave in ways that correspond to how we (as a society) think mothers should act. For … Read More
The United Nations designated February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to highlight the lack of gender diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. This statistic highlights just how important it is to encourage women and girls to enter these fields, and to celebrate the … Read More
In Canada, we have a strong education system that offers free elementary and high school learning opportunities to all Canadians. However, the structure of our education system does not necessarily take into account the varying needs of all learners across our nation.
David and his dog, Willow David Brown sits on the CanFASD Board of Directors. He is a recent addition to our team but brings years of experience in the field of substance use and addiction. David started in this field as an academic working in the sociology department at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. He shifted from an academic … Read More