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 […]
READ MORE
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 […]
READ MORE
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 […]
READ MORE
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 […]
READ MORE
June 08, 2015

Alcohol labelling falls short: – midwife

Worth Repeating: “…A Manawatu midwife is not only disappointed alcohol warning labels for pregnant women have not been made compulsory but thinks the industry should take it a step further…” (Ed. Note: Canadian beverage alcohol industry continues to fight against labelling in spite of overwhelming evidence that alcohol is a teratogen and should be identified as such.) 10 […]
READ MORE
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, […]
READ MORE
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 […]
READ MORE
June 04, 2015

KnowFASD is Back! Learn about FASD and Get Help!

https://fasdintervention.wordpress.com/ FASD Interventions Across the Lifespan May 26, 2015 After what seems like far too long, KnowFASD is back in operation! To those of you who use the site regularly and have been waiting for its return, thank you for your patience. If you have never visited the site, please feel free to drop by […]
READ MORE
June 04, 2015

CanFASD endorses Truth & Reconciliation Report Recommendations on FASD

http://www.canfasd.ca/blog/2015/06/03/truth-reconciliation-report-and-fasd/ CanFASD Canada FASD Research Network Truth Reconciliation Report: Prioritise 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, June 2, 2015 – The historic Truth & Reconciliation report released today offers specific recommendations regarding the impacts of Fetal […]
READ MORE
June 04, 2015

New Data on Pregnancy re Binge Drinking in Russia

Women’s Health Weekly June 4, 2015 Researchers at Pedag University Have Reported New Data on Pregnancy (Using a single binge drinking question to identify Russian women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women’s Health Weekly — Fresh data on Women’s Health are presented in a new report. According […]
READ MORE