Article Summary #5: FASD and Experiences of Neglect

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This Article Summary is part of our new CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Neurodevelopmental outcomes in individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) with and … Read More

FASD Research and Innovation Award Updates

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Claudette Bradshaw FASD Innovation Award applications open Application deadline: February 3, 2021 This award recognizes work of the Honourable Claudette Bradshaw and the many years of service she’s dedicated to the fields of FASD, early education, and homelessness. It is intended for an individual, agency, or organization that has developed an innovative intervention that has made a substantial contribution to … Read More

Article Summary #4: Characterizing adverse prenatal and postnatal experiences

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Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is known to cause negative outcomes for individuals exposed. However, the majority of people with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) are also exposed to other prenatal or postnatal factors that may negatively impact their physical and mental health, including exposure to other substances, toxic stress, lack of resources, abuse, and neglect. These factors can interact with one another, leading to unexpected or cumulative negative effects on health outcomes.

2021 Dr. Sterling Clarren Award Applications Open

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The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to a Canadian graduate student or early career researcher in recognition of a study that has made a substantial contribution to the FASD field.