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

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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June 06, 2015

Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Report

With a history of cultural genocide, reconciliation is the only way forward Bramham, Daphne. The Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, B.C] 03 June 2015 The stories of residential school survivors and the solid documentary evidence of what happened makes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report troubling and thought-provoking reading. Centuries after first contact, the commission asks us […]
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June 03, 2015

Prisons falling behind in treating fetal alcohol cases: Sapers

iPolitics By Janice Dickson | Mar 24, 2015 Prisons are doing a poor job of treating inmates afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Canadian Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers told a justice and human rights committee Monday afternoon. “The unfortunate reality is that most FASD-affected offenders come into prison undiagnosed and untreated and they remain that […]
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June 03, 2015

Saskatchewan Government needs to take ‘bold steps’ to improve child protection

The Canadian Press [Toronto] 07 May 2015. NDP criticizes government response to inquest REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Opposition is criticizing the Ministry of Social Services for its response to an inquest into the death of a six-year-old boy who was killed by an older child on a reserve. A coroner’s inquest into Lee Bonneau’s death resulted […]
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March 14, 2015

FASDay

This day signifies that on the ninth day of the ninth month of each year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy, a woman should abstain from alcohol. www.fasday.com/ When: September 9, every year Where: Anywhere
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