August 20, 2015

Drinking at Conception Boosts Diabetes Risk for Baby

Ed. Note – research has shown that prenatal alcohol exposure can result in any kind of malformation, mental disability, up to and including death. from EFAN edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby: UQ studyBabies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 […]
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June 25, 2015

IWK Health Centre refused to admit teen with mental health problems

CBC news Canada – NS [Nova Scotia] IWK Health Centre refused to admit teen with mental health problems, mother says Lily Morinville, 14, arrested shortly after family told to take her home Jun 08, 2015 A Nova Scotia family is speaking out after they were turned away by a children’s hospital after seeking mental health […]
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June 25, 2015

More than half of children in CFS care not ready for school

Winnipeg Free Press June 10, 2015 Behind their classmates before they start By Larry Kusch Fewer than half of Manitoba children in the care of Child and Family Services are ready for school when they begin classes, and only a third will graduate from high school. Those are two of a host of grim statistics […]
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June 22, 2015

Rosenbaum discusses her new book ‘Not Exactly as Planned’

ShalomLife Exclusive: An Interview With Author Linda Rosenbaum Rosenbaum discusses her new book Not Exactly as Planned which tackles the challenges of raising a child with fetal alcohol syndrome (Ed. note: Linda’s book is available from FASworld – go to FASDepot to order) By: Caitlin Marceau Published: June 11th, 2015 If you’re looking for the next […]
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June 22, 2015

Autistic adult daughter leaves mom exhausted with nowhere to turn*

CBC news Toronto, ON Go Public Hope Galloway among thousands of Canadian parents desperate for help By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News Posted: Jun 01, 2015 *(Ed note: this story applies equally to parents with children who struggle with FASD and who are technically “adults” with no support systems in place.) Mom can’t find group home […]
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June 22, 2015

Nunavik health centres streamline family wellness services

NunatsiaqOnline [Iqaluit, NU] Nunavik June 10, 2015 “It’s really a community approach” SARAH ROGERS KUUJJUAQ — Stacey Ningiuruvik-Turner’s office at the Tulattavik health centre in Kuujjuaq is full of toys, but her work is far from child’s play. Seated on a shelf are three life-size baby dolls, each in a sleeper. Their facial expressions tell […]
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June 22, 2015

Couple frustrated by lack of FASD disclosure…

“Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder affects 30% of Alberta children in care…” CBC News Calgary Couple frustrated by lack of FASD disclosure in adoption aren’t alone, Calgary woman says Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder affects 30% of Alberta children in care Posted: Jun 16, 2015   A Calgary woman says she also had problems getting vital health […]
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June 22, 2015

“…better screening for FASD needed before adoption”

CBC News Calgary, AB David Swann says better screening for FASD needed before adoption Calls for review of system after parents blindsided by undisclosed medical condition CBC News Posted: Jun 17, 2015 Liberal leader David Swann says adoptive parents need to have all possible information about any medical conditions the children may have prior to […]
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June 22, 2015

FASD and criminal justice system

By Terrence McEachern,  Leader-Post, Regina, SK  June 19, 2015 Although many people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are not violent, that segment of the population still has a high incidence of involvement with the criminal justice system. “We know that people with FASD are overrepresented – both as offenders, but also as victims […]
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June 06, 2015

Truth & Reconciliation & FASD

“The Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network Endorses the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Recommendations on FASD…” http://www.canfasd.ca/blog/2015/06/03/truth-reconciliation-report-and-fasd/ CanFASD Canada FASD Research Network Truth & Reconciliation Report: Prioritize Prevention, Diagnosis & Support for Individuals Affected by FASD The Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network Endorses the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Recommendations on FASD VANCOUVER, […]
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