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Ontario Budget Details- Includes Funds for FASD Assessment

Improving Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention

For many kids, early detection and intervention means better mental health throughout their lives. This initiative will include more investments in early psychosis intervention workers; improved screening for substance abuse issues; funding for community-based eating disorder services; and diagnostic services for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
$74.4 million over four years


https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2018/03/ontario-making-historic-investment-in-mental-health-and-addictions-care-for-every-stage-of-life.html

Great New Caregiver Resource Guide

Helpful tips and tricks according to age and/or developmental stage. Download a copy here:
https://www.fasdwaterlooregion.ca/assets/images/general/Caregiver-Resource-Guide-2018.pdf
Click on the poster to download a copy

 
More evidence as to why our community of information sharing and continued professional capacity building and understanding is important

Adaptation in families raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Part II: What would help

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/3QqSrVWgnIRymPDTfV4h/full
This campaign is an initiative of the Alcohol Harm Prevention Working Group of the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy that has been supported by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

Check out Laurie's story about raising two children with FASD.

The full campaign can be found at https://alcoholstories.ca/
 
Alcohol is everywhere. We find it in grocery stores, at farmer’s markets, the LCBO and countless bars and restaurants. We are constantly bombarded by advertising about the latest novelty beverage or craft brew. Marketing campaigns always highlight the positive aspects of drinking alcohol – having fun, celebrating, connecting with friends or enjoying a cold drink on a hot day.

In reality, there is another side to the story. Alcohol has a profound impact on people and communities. Alcohol puts more Canadians in the hospital than heart attacks. It can lead to injuries, disease, family issues, legal problems and financial concerns. It contributes to crime, violence, vandalism and community disruption. Every year, alcohol strains our local healthcare, justice, and municipal resources. We don’t often talk about these issues. Locally, residents of Guelph and Wellington County are more likely to drink in a high-risk way than the rest of Ontarians.

LAST CALL – Real Stories about Alcohol’s Impact in Guelph and Wellington County aims to start a conversation about the ways alcohol causes harm in our communities. We talked with a diverse group of community members about their perspectives on alcohol-related harms in Guelph and Wellington County. We heard stories about personal, health, family, professional and financial impacts of alcohol use. When you start to add up the harms, the real cost of alcohol may surprise you.

 

The Toronto FASD Coordinating Network Presents FASD & ADULTHOOD

Saturday, April 14, 2018  9:00-4:30
30 Isabella St, 7th floor Auditorium, Toronto
http://www.fasdontario.ca/cms/event/fasd-adulthood/?instance_id=223
FASD and Trauma- Oregon Behaviour Supports
Visit their YouTube Channel for more helpful videos. Great teaching tools to use is sessions with caregivers or service providers wanting to learn more.
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Kitchener, ON
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