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Webinar: Supporting women and families of newborns with opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndome

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BSRC Webinar

Supporting women and families of newborns with opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome

Wednesday, July 25th, 11:00 to 12:00 (EDT)

Presenter:

Dr. Alice Ordean MD, CCFP, MHSc, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM

Objectives:

  1. To review the prevalence of perinatal opioid use and associated factors.
  2. To describe the presentation and management of opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
  3. To review supports for women and families during pregnancy, after delivery and once baby is discharged home.
  4. To discuss the role of breastfeeding in NAS.

This webinar is free to all participants

Click here to register

Requirements:

A computer with speakers (or headset) and high-speed internet are required to participate in this webinar. If speakers (or headset) are not available, a telephone would be required and a toll-free number will be provided.

For further information about registration contact:

Amanda Dupupet at  a.dupupet@healthnexus.ca

Webinar Series, REGISTER- Health Promotion for Girls: Gender-Transformative Approaches

Date & Time: Monday June 18Time: 1:00pm ETD / 10:00AM PDT

(11:00am MDT/ 12:00pm CDT/ 2:00 pm ADT/ and 2:30 NDT)

 

The Presenters

Nancy Poole, Director, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Marbella Carlos, Project Officer, Girls Action Foundation

This webinar will be the first of two webinars on our collaborative work to define, develop curriculum, pilot, and evaluate gender-transformative approaches to health promotion within girls’ programming. This first webinar will focus on promising practices in, and examples of, gender transformative girls’ programming. In the second webinar (to be held in the fall) we will share a new guide on this approach which has been piloted in six communities in Nova Scotia, BC, Ontario and Quebec.

We welcome all individuals and groups who are interested in girls’ group programming and girls health and wellness overall.

To register, please click https://bccewh.hostedincanadasurveys.ca/index.php/272478/lang/en/newtest/Y

The Girls Action Foundation

At Girls Action we are committed to building a movement of active, engaged individuals and organizations across Canada. The Girls Action Foundation’s approach is based on 5 overarching principles: 1. popular education, 2. integrated feminist analysis, 3. gender specific spaces, 4. critical asset based, and 5. social action and change.

With the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, we have partnered on several projects about integrating health promotion approaches within girls’ empowerment group programming that is grounded in these five principles.

This webinar has been made possible by financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.  The views expressed within will not necessarily represent the view of PHAC.

For more information about this webinar contact Marbella Carlos: marbella@girlsactionfoundaton.ca

Red Shoes Rock: Start the Conversation About FASD!

In their hopes to make Edmonton and the surrounding area the most ‘FASD Friendly’ place in Canada, the  Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network is hosting their Red Shoes Rock: Start the FASD Conversation challenge (open to anyone anywhere). But we think, working together, we can make Alberta the most ‘FASD Friendly’ province in this country. Let’s all join the conversation and rock some red shoes as we educate and inform all of our communities about FASD, its prevention, and how we can help to support children, youth, adults, caregivers, and communities whose lives are impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Please see below for more information!Screen Shot 2018-05-24 at 2.32.14 PM

Why Rock in Red?

There are tens of thousands of people and their families living with FASD who:

  • Need friends and understanding.
  • Need support to live safely in our communities.
  • Need to participate in life and have a purpose.

The color RED often signifies life!

  • Red signals stop and take immediate action.
  • Red is a warm, strong and positive color. 
  • Red is energizing and stands out.

Red excites emotions and motivates us to take action!

Red Shoes? Where did this all start?

Now, that is a good question!

With RJ Formanek, founder of the very successful Facebook support group for adults with FASD called Flying with Broken Wings. 

RJ Formanek is an adult with FASD and he decided to wear RED SHOES to stand out, be noticed and have some fun starting the FASD conversation with strangers in 2013. Back then it was all about:

  1. Turning invisibility into visibility
  2. Creating conversation
  3. Changing stigma into understanding and acceptance

In 2014, Jodee Kulp, from Better Endings New Beginnings, a graphic designer and parent of an adult with FASD stepped in to help him build visibility and get the word out – she has continued to be the Little Engine That Could behind this grassroots all-volunteer movement. The goal was to build awareness and momentum to celebrate FASDay. We hoped Red Shoes would help more people notice International FASDay on September 9.

The Logos

You are free to mix and match any of their logo artwork to fit your local campaign. Please email jodeekulp@gmail.com if you need original artwork. 

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RedShoe-DecalLimited $$$ for RED SHOES? – Red Flip Flops, Red Socks, Red Shoelaces and Red Toenails all qualify. Or simply join us to participate in the FUN and the FASD conversation!

 

8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Research, Results and Relevance

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8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Research, Results, and Relevance

Integrating Research, Policy and Promising Practice Around the World

 

March 6-9, 2019


This advanced level conference/meeting continues to bring together global experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science to prevention, diagnosis, and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD. First held in 1987, the conference brings together people passionate about this work in a stimulating environment where they can learn and forge new partnerships.

Objectives

  • consider the implication and potential application of emerging evidence-based, and cutting-edge research
  • expand and challenge their knowledge and understanding of hard science
  • explore different models of advanced practice from and across disciplines
  • engage in knowledge exchange and focused dialogue through formal sessions, networking, and onsite meetings
  • develop connections and partnerships among global researchers, networks, governments, communities, service providers and families

Who Should Attend

This interdisciplinary conference/meeting will be of interest to the following audiences: researchers; scientists; students; clinicians; health/mental health clinicians; physicians; addictions specialists; primary prevention workers; child welfare professionals, justice; FASD specialists; women’s service providers; educators; elected officials; policy-makers; administrators; community members; family members; and anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD.

WHEN

March 6 – 9, 2019

WHERE

The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4 Canada

UPDATES

Call for Abstracts is now open for submissions! See here for more information on how to submit your abstract.

The advanced notice is available online! Click here to see (pdf)

If you are interested in finding out more about how you financially can support this initiative, please contact Kristina Hiemstra at Kristina.ipce@ubc.ca

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kristina by email kristina.ipce@ubc.ca

TESTIMONIAL

I always enjoy the opportunity to see what is happening across the country, in the US, and around the globe. I come away from the conference feeling excited as I do think work is being done to advance the field in all areas.

– (Social Worker – FASD 2017)

REGISTRATION

Registration is currently not available.

FASD Webinar: Trauma-Informed FASD Prevention and Care, April 18, 2018

Register now for the April 18, 2018, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free webcast titled: Trauma-Informed FASD Prevention and Care.

In this webinar, our presenters will discuss the issues of trauma-informed FASD prevention and care. They will provide a definition of trauma and the impact it has on health, relationships, substance abuse, FASD prevention and presentation of services.

The topic will be addressed from both a prevention and supports and services perspective.

This webinar will be of interest to front-line workers, managers, support staff, caregivers and anyone directly affected by FASD.

AGENDA:
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m. MST
Speakers: Candice Sutterfield and Dr. Peter Choate
Register Here
Format: Presenters with PowerPoint Presentation
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality. Remember, the live webcasts are interactive and we encourage you to participate in the question and answer portions by typing questions for speakers in the chat window, which is located below the main video panel on the webcast page.

SPEAKER BIOS
Candice is the supervisor for the mothers-to-be mentorship program, part of the Alberta Parent-Child Assistance Program, with the Lakeland Centre for FASD. As a supervisor, Candice provides guidance to the regional mentors, who build relationships with local partners through attendance at interagency meetings, annual medical advisory meetings, and regular meetings with key partners.

Dr. Peter Choate is a registered social worker and member of the clinical registry and an approved clinical supervisor for the Alberta College of Registered Social Workers. He holds a PhD in Addictions and a Master of Social Work. He is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Mount Royal University.

Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series Website.

THE FASD LEARNING SERIES:
The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans.

Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement.

April 17, 2018, Free Webcast: MENTORING CAREGIVERS: THE LIVED EXPERIENCE.

Register now for the April 17, 2018, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free webcast titled: Mentoring Caregivers: The Lived Experience.

This presentation explores the benefits of an FASD caregiver mentorship program and the importance of acceptance, compassion and understanding from someone who shares the same experience of parenting individuals with FASD.

Our presenters will discuss the importance of coaching and mentoring caregivers to advocate for their loved ones and involving their own natural supports in the mentorship program. They will also share their mentorship program success stories and caregiving strategies and ideas that work for them.

Specific information about the FASD mentorship program (provided by Wood’s Homes in Calgary) will be shared.

This presentation will be of interest to community services and front-line workers as well as caregivers supporting persons with FASD.

AGENDA:
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MST
Speakers: Jody Jordan and Janet Stewart
Register Here
Format: Pre-recorded webcast
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks

Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality. Remember, the live webcasts are interactive and we encourage you to participate in the question and answer portions by typing questions for speakers in the chat window, which is located below the main video panel on the webcast page.

SPEAKER BIOS
Jody Jordan is a parent to three children with FASD.  She is a caregiver mentor with Wood’s Homes.  She is also a facilitator for the MAPS Partnership Caregiver Networking Support Group and an active executive board member for the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network.

Janet Stewart, R. Psych, has been involved with Wood’s Homes in Calgary in a variety of programs over the past 14 years as a clinician. She is currently the manager of the Eastside Family Centre – a walk-in, no-fee counselling center.

Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series Website.

THE FASD LEARNING SERIES:
The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans.

Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement.

Webinar: Population-based prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada.

 

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Initiative is pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar, Population-based prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada.

This webinar presentation concludes one of the FASD Initiative’s funded projects, led by Dr. Svetlana Popova, a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and an associate professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Popova will discuss the methodology and results of her study that led to the first population-based estimates of FASD prevalence among elementary school children in the Greater Toronto Area.  Dr. Popova will also be joined by Dr. Valerie Temple, diagnostic team member, during  the question and answer period.

Join us on March 27, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST to learn more.

Please note that simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

To register, please visit:

http://www.chnet-works.ca/index.php?option=com_rsevents&view=events&layout=show&cid=425%3A&Itemid=6&lang=en

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