Article Summary: Housing Interventions for Homeless, Pregnant, and Parenting Women

Housing interventions for homeless, pregnant/parenting women with addictions: A systematic review  Journal: Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless Authors: Jessica Krahn, Vera Caine, Jean Chaw-Kent, and Ameeta Singh This article reviews the literature on the issues facing homeless women and examines whether housing interventions demonstrate an impact for homeless, pregnant/parenting women with addictions.  First, here […]

Article Summary: Post-incarceration Experiences of Adults with FASD & Mental Illness

Please note: In an earlier version of this post, Dr. Melissa Stoops was incorrectly listed as a student researcher. Dr. Melissa Stoops is a health researcher with a background in anthropology, community health, and epidemiology. Her research interests include population health, social perceptions and lived experiences of health and wellness, and health services and policies. The […]

Article Summary: Protective Factors for Child Development

Protective factors for child development at age 2 in the presence of poor maternal mental health: Results from the All Our Babies (AOB) pregnancy cohort  Authors: Sheila McDonald, Heather Kehler, and Suzanne Tough                                  Journal: BMJ Open What is this […]

Article Summary: Interventions, Cultural Considerations, and Access Information

Interventions in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: An International Perspective Journal: European Journal of Medical Genetics                                                               Authors: Christie Petrenko and Michelle Alto       […]

Article Summary: Fathers’ Role in Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

We received a reader question about the effect of fathers’ alcohol use on child outcomes. Luckily, there was a review article published in 2016 on this very topic (included in our Top 20 FASD Articles of 2016). The CanFASD Prevention Network Action Team blog Girls, Women, Alcohol, and Pregnancy also highlighted the article in their post Alcohol […]

Just Published: Neuropsychological Aspects of Prevention and Intervention for FASD in Canada

We’re highlighting a brand new article published by two of CanFASD’s research leads (Dr. Jacqueline Pei and Dr. Nancy Poole), CanFASD Executive Director (Audrey McFarlane), and two University of Alberta PhD students (Melissa Tremblay and Allison McNeil). Neuropsychological Aspects of Prevention and Intervention for FASD in Canada is part of a special issue in the […]

Article Summary: Prevalence of FASD and associated costs of special education in Canadian schools

In this series, we summarize newly published research articles about FASD and break them down for the CanFASD reader. Please contact us to request a topic and we will look for articles that fit your interests.  Special Education of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (2016). Authors: Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Larry Burd, Seungree Nam, & Jurgen Rehm Journal […]

Article Summary: Ethical Challenges in Contemporary FASD Research

In this series, we summarize newly published research articles about FASD for the readers of CanFASD Connect. Please contact us to request a topic and we will look for articles that fit your interests.  Ethical challenges in contemporary FASD research (2016) Authors: Nina Di Pietro, Jantina De Vries, Angelina Paolozza, *Dorothy Reid, James Reynolds, Amy Salmon, *Marsha […]