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 22, 2015

Focus on fetal alcohol growth

“Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder…” 10 Jun 2015 Northern News [Wellington, New Zealand] Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum […]
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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 04, 2015

Special-needs youth face ‘big abyss’ after leaving school

Long wait times for costly programs create financial burdens By Aleksandra Sagan, CBC News Jun 02, 2015 Youth with neurodevelopmental disorders, like autism or Down syndrome, often stay within the structured confines of school until they’re too old to attend at 21. Parents often struggle to help their children, who are now considered adults, find […]
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June 04, 2015

How not to amend a criminal law re FASD

  Sentencing and Fetal alcohol disorder: How the Conservatives killed the Bill and the Liberal Response March 13, 2015 / Michael Spratt Criminal law is only a rational and effective policy tool when it operates in a principled manner. If a criminal law’s purpose to deter the commission of an offence there must be evidence […]
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