June 03, 2015

Experts Call Unhealthy Behaviors Among Pregnant Teens ‘Huge’ Problem

“Drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy that leads to serious birth defects… the message often struggles to reach pregnant teens…” BRENTWOOD, TN – May 13, 2015 – MotherToBaby Aims To Curb Trend Through New Partnership With ‘Healthy Teen Network’ Drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy that leads to serious birth defects is something health care […]
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June 03, 2015

FASD prevention needs to begin before pregnancy

Findings from the US National Survey of Family Growth https://fasdprevention.wordpress.com/ Girls, Women, Alcohol and Pregnancy May 20, 2015 Most interventions and programs to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy focus on encouraging pregnant women to abstain from alcohol use. However, one of the most consistent predictors of alcohol use during pregnancy is women’s drinking patterns before […]
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June 03, 2015

CANFASD welcomes Justice Committee recommendations

http://www.canfasd.ca/blog/2015/05/20/parliament-one-step-closer/ Parliament one step closer: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder the Criminal Code The Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network Welcomes Justice Committee Recommendations VANCOUVER, May 2015 – The Canadian justice system is one step closer to recognising the potential impacts of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. This week the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research […]
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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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June 03, 2015

Services for sex offenders lacking, says lawyer

Yellowknifer May 8, 2015 Following charge of sexual assault, man unable to access programming in wellness court By John McFadden Northern News Services A man convicted of sexual assault on Wednesday has received a conditional discharge in territorial court in Yellowknife. The man, 43, pleaded guilty to touching a woman’s genitals through her clothing while […]
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June 03, 2015

Kids with FASD 19 times more likely to cause trouble

The New Zealand Herald May 26, 2015 Youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are 19 times more likely to get into trouble with the law than other people, a district health board says. And among those in foster care, the prevalence of the disorder, caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy, is 10 times the rate […]
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June 03, 2015

Brother tells Pora ‘you didn’t do it’

25 May 2015 Taranaki Daily News Fairfax New Zealand Teina Pora has met the brother of the woman he was twice convicted of murdering and been told: ‘‘You didn’t do it.’’ Pora, 39, whose conviction for the 1992 murder of Auckland woman Susan Burdett was quashed by the Privy Council, gave his first interview to […]
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May 22, 2015

Yukon MP Ryan Leef’s recommendations on FASD dropped

Standing Committee doesn’t recommend judges have ability to consider FASD a ‘mitigating factor’ CBC: Mar 11, 2015 The Standing committee for Justice on FASD has recommended more training on FASD in the RCMP and Correctional Service. (CBC) A parliamentary committee has dropped recommendations proposed by Yukon MP Ryan Leef, which relate to how people with […]
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