VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY We are doing a research study on substance use and addictions treatment for adults who have or may have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). We are interested in interviewing adults with FASD who have had experiences of addictions treatment, and caregivers of individuals with FASD who have had experience … [Read more...] about CanFASD and the UofA: Volunteers needed for a research study
If you Google the term “wine mom,” you’ll find an array of comedic returns, including countless memes of celebrities like Julia Louis-Dreyfus maniacally waving a bottle of wine or Amy Schumer drinking from an oversized glass, or numbered lists pointing to “signs you might be a wine mom.” You’ll also find popular media articles highlighting that … [Read more...] about #WineMom: Humour and empowerment or binge drinking and mental health challenges?
Dr. Mela and a team of 12 multidisciplinary international experts have spent over 2 years developing a decision-tree style medication algorithm to guide prescribers as they see patients with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder/Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (FASD/ND-PAE). This algorithm is the first-ever treatment … [Read more...] about Evaluation of the Psychotropic Medication Algorithm for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
For the post from CanFASD: click here. We created the Adult FASD Expert Collaboration Team (AFECT) to make sure the voices of those with FASD are included in the research process. Research can help to improve outcomes for people with FASD. We use research to create programs and resources that are backed by evidence. But in order for research to … [Read more...] about CanFASD AFECT Team
Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) requires a range of efforts from general awareness to targeted prevention and treatment services. In the Canadian Four-Part FASD Prevention Model, Level 3 and 4 programs provide low barrier holistic services for pregnant or parenting women who face substance use and a range of other health and … [Read more...] about FASD Prevention News: The remarkable findings of the co-creating evidence evaluation study
We will be hosting a new webinar with Dr. Brianne Redquest, our 2021 Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award winner, on March 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. Dr. Redquest is a postdoctoral fellow with the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Her research looks at the effect of Acceptance and … [Read more...] about Webinar: Supporting Caregivers through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)