The third level of the FASD Prevention Model includes specialized prenatal support and the provision of respectful and holistic care and treatment for girls and women who are using alcohol during pregnancy, and have related health, social, and financial concerns.
Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also known as Orange Shirt Day). In honor of Orange Shirt Day, we wanted to highlight a few Indigenous-led and Indigenous-centered programs across Canada that are working to address FASD and improve the health and wellbeing of their communities by building strengths and abilities.
Canadian prevention specialists have identified four mutually reinforcing levels of prevention that include awareness building approaches, safe and respectful conversations about alcohol use, and holistic support services for pregnant and postpartum women who experience challenges with alcohol and other health and social concerns. This FASD month we wanted to focus on Level 1 prevention.
We are extremely excited to announce our new special issue published today in the Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (JFASD).