This book reflects on the issues surrounding FASD and the criminal justice system, and the impacts on Aboriginal children, youth, and their families. It is based on research from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, but the themes explored in this book have worldwide application.
We’re taking a short break from our CanFASD webinar series for the month of December but will return in the new year. In the meantime, you can re-watch all of our past webinars on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to get regular updates!
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.
We are taking a short hiatus from our CanFASD Webinar Series for the month of October as we prepare for the many amazing virtual conferences that we will be attending.
The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to a Canadian graduate student or early career researcher in recognition of a study that has made a substantial contribution to the FASD field.
Reaching women in childbearing years and their support networks through respectful conversations about alcohol is key to FASD prevention.
Every day in September we are spreading the word about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). We will continue to share information about FASD throughout September and beyond in the hopes of bringing all Canadians together to address this disability.
Canada has had an evidence-based FASD diagnostic guideline since 2005. This guideline was updated in 2015 to reflect new research in the field. The majority of FASD diagnostic clinics in Canada are using this guideline and we recommend that they continue to do so.
One day is not enough. Like many of you, we recognize September as FASD Month and encourage all our followers to continue to work towards increased awareness of FASD throughout FASD Month and beyond.
Register now for our webinar Understanding FASD in the Criminal Justice System: A Research Update! Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan, along with two student researchers, will be presenting an overview of the recent research on FASD and criminal justice in Canada.