We create awareness that consuming alcohol at any time during a pregnancy can harm the baby and lead to FASD; that FASD can be prevented and is a shared societal responsibility.
We provide education and training about FASD as well as information about prevention strategies that promote the health of the mother, prevent or minimize harm to the fetus, reduce the likelihood of further affected pregnancies and reduce the number of secondary issues.
The Parent Child Support Program (PCAP) assists mothers, and mothers to be, to build and maintain healthy, independent lives, to ensure that children are supported in safe and stable homes and to help prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children.
The Central Alberta FASD Network is launching an exciting project that will utilize the principles of Restorative Practice and Restorative Justice to support the needs of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), who are also in conflict with the law.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SUPPORT
We provide outreach services, supports and mentorship for individuals, partners and caregivers impacted by FASD. At any point during pregnancy, and/or after child birth, we offer non-judgmental support and assistance to biological mothers who have consumed alcohol during a pregnancy, and are concerned about the impact this may have had. We believe it is critical that the needs of the biological mother are considered in order to help prevent secondary issues to both the mother and child, and to prevent future births of children prenatally exposed to alcohol.
CORRECTIONS OUTREACH AND SUPPORT
We guide and support individuals diagnosed or suspected of FASD through the Criminal Justice System and connect them with long term services as they transition back into the community.
CENTRAL ALBERTA FASD CLINIC
We are committed to providing timely access to the assessment and diagnostic process for those individuals that meet the criteria for eligibility. Assessment and diagnostic services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team based on the Canadian Clinical Guidelines for diagnosis.
Please contact us with any questions about our supports and services.