NorthFASD Coalition Celebrates 2019 FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Walk

The NorthFASD Coalition of Thompson, Manitoba celebrated FASD Awareness Day by participating in a Community Health and Leisure Mart, with the goal of spreading awareness about FASD to the public through conversation.

Coalition members, sporting NorthFASD Coalition T-shirts handed out brochures, balloons, pens and some yummy FASD cookies, each with a special message about FASD. They also took the opportunity to promote their new social media platform through the Northern Region Facebook and Twitter pages. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and joined the conversation!

On September 20th This Is Me online goes live! (corrected post)

New Directions, FASD Family Support, Education and Counselling Program together with our partners: The Manitoba FASD Centre (SCCY), and Manitoba Youth Justice (Manitoba Justice) have successfully completed the 2nd edition of “This is Me”. “This is Me”, is an interactive, online resource, designed to assist in learning about FASD, and is made up of animated video scenarios grouped into sections: My Strengths, My Challenges and Strategies for “Me”. These depict situations and behaviours which can be common to individuals with FASD along with illustrations of ways to respond and interact that lead to successful relationships, supportive environments and better outcomes. Included is also a Guide section which provides more in-depth background and learning. The tentative launch date for this website is Friday, September 20th, 2019.

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Stepping Out on Saturdays Selkirk has an opening.

The Selkirk location of S.O.S. has an opening for 1 child with a diagnosis of FASD. Click here for more information.

A Momentous FASD Awareness Day 2019 in Manitoba!

Let’s celebrate Manitoba! The Province of Manitoba has officially proclaimed September 9th to be known throughout Manitoba as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day!

Come join us on Monday, September 9th, 2019 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Legislature to mark this recognition.

PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN LOCATION TO THE ROTUNDA INSIDE THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING (to be mindful of our unpredictable weather).

‘You’re not alone’: New program in North West Territories helps foster kids with FASD prepare for life on their own

Kate Kyle · CBC News · Posted: Jul 16, 2019

What a success story! Applause for The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT for creating the pilot 4Y Program after identifying a gap in services, specifically for young people with FASD who are transitioning out of foster care! Check out this great article by CBC News on how pairing youth with a service navigator can help them to learn life skills and build support networks that focuses on their strengths and aid them in achieving their goals! Building relationships, taking a team approach and providing support are some of the best known strategies to assisting individuals with FASD to be successful!

Click here for the full article.