Dialogue to Action on Discussing Alcohol with Women Project


This project is designed to:

  • Engage a wide range of health and social service professionals in improving practices with respect to discussing alcohol with women and their support networks, in the preconception period and when pregnant
  • Support national action on this aspect of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention in a manner that is transdisciplinary, participatory, dialogic and forward thinking

The key activities to be undertaken are:

  • Summarizing existing evidence on brief alcohol interventions with women and girls, synchronized with approaches with their partners and support networks
  • Mapping existing approaches in Canada – Face-to-face sessions will be held in 12 provinces and territories to identify: approaches being offered to reach and engage women and their partners in the preconception period and during pregnancy; potential improvements in approaches for discussing alcohol; potential improvements in perinatal data collection and relevant child welfare policy; and ideas for action by different professionals and organizations to advance the work currently underway
  • Promoting promising practice with key partners through a webinar series, meetings with national partners, and virtual working groups on addressing key barriers to improvement in the health system response


Dialogue to Action Project Resources

Resource List for Project Regional Meetings

Women and Alcohol English version French version

Women and Tobacco English version French version

Women and Prescription Opioids English version French version

Women and Cannabis English version French version

Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Brief Interventions with Girls and Women

Webinar—The Role of Anti-violence Workers in Providing Brief Support on Substance Use
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