What Parents & Caregivers need to know about Sexual Exploitation Virtual presentation via TEAMS

Tuesday, March 9th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 11th from 1:30 -2:30 PM

The Interlake Sexual Exploitation Educators (ISEE) committee would like to acknowledge Stop Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Week by providing a FREE virtual presentation to parents & caregivers. The one-hour session will explore the various ways that children & teens can be exploited virtually. Parents learn the dangers of popular social media and how it can put kids at risk for sexual exploitation and affect their mental health. By providing information and strategies, we hope to empower caregivers to help keep kids safe. Awareness is key!

A device with a camera is required to participate
Attendees have a chance to win a $50.00 Master Card gift card!

To register: Cheryl at choium@lssd.ca or 204-785-8224
Check us out at www.interlakesee.ca or Instagram at iseeinterlake

Another GREAT opportunity to have your voice heard!

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth’s (MACY) Youth Engagement Program is conducting a research project on services provided to children who live with disabilities and they are looking for children and youth who may be interested in having their voices heard regarding their experience in receiving disability services. FOR FULL DETAILS Click here!

Navigating the Education System for FASD families

Navigating the Education system can be difficult and challenging for all families but specifically for our families with neurodevelopmental disorders, like FASD. The Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Network shared this great webinar out of Australia and New Zealand on how to better navigate these systems. Watch for some strategies and tips.

For more information and resources like this, take a look at our resource page at https://www.fasdcoalition.ca/resources/resource-listing/

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUM – SUBSTANCE USE AND ADDICTION: EXPLORING NEW PERSPECTIVES

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba is offering two evening virtual community forum sessions that explore the latest information from experts in the substance use and addiction field. Issues of stigma, harm reduction, how substances impact the brain will be discussed, along with best practices to provide support for individuals struggling with substance use. These evening sessions are intended for the general public.

TO REGISTER see the links on the poster here!

Families Facing COVID-19

The University of Calgary would like to hear about how families of children, youth, and adults with FASD are coping during these uncertain times!

Participation in this research study involves an online survey that takes 20-30 minutes to complete. You are eligible if you: 1) are a caregiver (parent or other legal guardian) of an individual with FASD, 2) live in Canada, 3) can read and write in English, and 4) have access to a device with internet connection. What we learn from this study will help us identify the current needs and priorities of families during the pandemic.

This study was approved by the University of Calgary’s Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB20-0737). For questions about this study, please contact the study coordinator (enhancelab@ucalgary.ca, 403-441-8473) or the study’s principal investigator, Dr. Carly McMorris (camcmorr@ucalgary.ca, 403-220-5457)