Stigma is one of the biggest barriers to health and one of the biggest drivers of health inequities. We all play an important role in challenging stigma and stereotypes.
There are not many resources available to assist with managing the online world with individuals with FASD but this new book by Dr. Ira Chasnoff is a useful one.
For families of children with disabilities, COVID-19 has intensified the unique challenges and associated stressors they face.
Pain as experienced by individuals with FASD is under-researched and frequently misunderstood and under-recognized in the medical community.
Here’s a brief summary on the some of the latest research published on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
The Strategic Priorities Plan doesn’t change what we’re doing right now; it just helps us identify areas where we need to do more.
I recently attended an online Parent/Caregiver Masterclass in Stress Management. I learned a lot and wanted to share some of the excellent strategies and resources to help us support our loved ones.
Stress is a normal part of our daily lives and certain amounts of stress are important to help us function. Small doses of stress help us meet deadlines, get to places on time, and prepare for important events. However, long-term stress can be harmful and can lead to mental and physical health problems, like depression, substance use issues, and stroke.
Children living in the child welfare system (i.e. foster care, group homes) are known to experience more adverse outcomes compared to children who live with their biological parents or adoptive/other family members. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are also predisposed to adverse experiences. However, these adverse experiences may be more common for those with FASD living within the child welfare system.
We’re looking for Canadian artists with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to participate in our annual art competition!