Today, I would like to share my story with you in the hopes it will open your hearts and mind to the reality we go through daily as a biological parent.
Destigmatizing Considerations in FASD Prevention
Stigma is one of the biggest barriers to preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and supporting those with this disorder.
New Webinar: Reducing Stigma, Writing and Talking about FASD
Join us for our newest webinar on Friday August 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT!
Common Messages Guidelines Updated
In 2017, CanFASD developed a document intended to encourage consistency in how we talk and write about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Our Common Messages Guidelines have now been around for five years, and we regularly update them to reflect new research and information.
Let’s Talk About Stigma, Mental Health, and FASD
The goal of Bell Let’s Talk Day is to spread awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma, increase accessibility to treatment, and make a positive change in the attitude towards mental illness nationally. This is an important opportunity to bring fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) into the conversation around mental health.
Mental Illness Awareness Week 2021
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is Mental Health in an Unequal World. There remain various inequalities to accessing services for many individuals across the globe. This theme encourages people to focus on the issues that increase mental health inequality worldwide and how we can help tackle this inequality.
Top FASD Research Articles of 2020
Every January CanFASD does a literature search for research that was published within the previous year. This year the search revealed over 400 articles published on FASD in 2020.
Language Matters: National Addictions Awareness Week
November 22 to 28 is National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). This year’s campaign, Change Begins with Me, focuses on ending the stigma surrounding substance use and encouraging everyone to be a part of stigma reduction. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), substance use, and stigma are all inherently connected, particularly for individuals with FASD and women who use substances during pregnancy. … Read More
What FASD Awareness means to CanFASD
Raising awareness of FASD in Canada can help us to overcome stigma and stereotypes and improve supports and services to address FASD.
September is FASD Awareness Month
Every day in September we are spreading the word about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). We will continue to share information about FASD throughout September and beyond in the hopes of bringing all Canadians together to address this disability.
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