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1 International Study Tour Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Canada, America Oct-Nov 2014 December Progress Report: Robyn Williams PhD Candidate

2 Study Itinerary: Conferences Attended & presented at the INKIHD October Attended Edmonton FASD Conference: Oct Attended & presented at the Living Well FASD and Mental Health Conference: Nov

3 Study Itinerary: FASD Training Training: Fetal Alcohol & other Neurobehavioural conditions (Dianne Malbin) Advanced Case Management of FASD Training (Donna Debolt) Hosted, mentored and trained by Dr Dorothy Badry (University of Calgary) for two weeks Canada FASD National Network Meeting

4 Viewing FASD as a Lifespan Disability Curriculum Development Team: Dorothy Badry, PhD, RSW Jamie Hickey, BA, MSW (c) Faculty of Social Work University of Calgary Project Funder: Public Health Agency of Canada ( ) The Caregiver Curriculum on FASD ©

5 NameAgency/Expertise Mary Cox MillarDirector, Manitoba FASD Centre Brenda KnightPsychologist, FASD Expert, Key note speaker Dr Deborah GoodmanDirector, Child Welfare Institute, Toronto Dr Dorothy BadryUniversity of Calgary (Child Welfare & FASD) Bernadette Lahtail & Dr Jean La France Creating Hope Society of Alberta Jonathon Rudin Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto Donna DeboltFASD Educator Dianne MalbinFASD Educator Sakgeeng ReservationHealth and Cultural programs Dr Peter ChoateUniversity of Calgary (Child Welfare & FASD) Dr Don FuchsUniversity of Calgary (Child Welfare & FASD

6 Presentations Bow Valley College, Calgary University of Calgary Grand Prairie Learning Circles

7 Our Gurlonngas, Our Future

8 Edmonton Conference : Key points FASD Edmonton Annual Conference Opening comments: Annual Budget $16.5million 1 in 4 in Alberta diagnosed with FASD 36,000 people 500 a year born with FASD 26 diagnostic centres

9 Manitoba FASD Centre Centre was established in 1999 No statistics on ethnicity, approx 200 new diagnoses a year The oldest age they treat is 18 and cannot diagnose adults 60% of referals come from the child welfare department Welfare department has 4 specialised FASD officers Community workshops are help once a month at night for parents/carers

10 FASD Best Practice: Canada Parent-Child Assistance Program (3 years intensive support programme for families at risk) Specialised FASD school classrooms (Manitoba) Caregiver Curriculum on FASD Art and pet therapy FASD Training, training and more training FASD unit included in Social Work curriculum (Alberta) Housing support and recognition of the high number of adults with FASD who are homeless Starfish programme supporting young people with FASD FASD camps for youth

11 Key Points Child welfare & FASD Health Promotional materials: Alcohol & Pregnancy Prevention Early transition to adulthood Mental Health (Suicide)

12 Community engagement & data collection Yorgum Counselling Service Rockingham Strong families (DCP) Katanning Health Service Survey Katanning Northam Perth Next: Albany & Bunbury

13 “There is nothing mild about having a mild FASD disability” Donna Debolt, Advanced FASD Case Management training, Calgary November 2014

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