Resources

Wellness Resiliency and Partnership (WRaP) Project

The Wellness Resiliency and Partnership project is a provincial project supporting Jr/Sr high schools students who are diagnosed with FASD. Funded through Alberta Education the project is entering its 6th year of capacity building and collaboration in schools throughout the province of Alberta. Success Coaches use a wraparound model to support students to set and achieve academic goals, be engaged students and nurture social, emotional and physical well being.

www.wrapschools.ca 

We are available to come to schools or school divisions to talk about this project! You can also download the WRaP App! Search “FASD” in your App store.

Call Danna or Pam H at 403-652-4776 to learn more or to arrange a presentation.

 

Work A Day In My Shoes

We are proud to partner with the following organizations towards a community with More Inclusive Workspaces:

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The Work a Day in My Shoes project consists of breakfast seminars for business/employers, support for employers in the work place, support for employees and families and the development of an online resource repository for employees and employer. It is offered in partnership with Literacy for Life Foundation, Foothills Special Needs Association for Parents and Siblings (SNAPS), Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society and Wildrose Community Connections. For more information, including upcoming sessions, see:

http:/www.litforlife-blog.com/benefit-employers-benefit-to-employees-benefit-to-families-and-communities

 

Online Resources for Professionals:

www.saskfasdnetwork.ca *Link to the Saskatchewan FASD Network – we recommend signing up for their monthly newsletter!

http://www.skfasnetwork.ca/pdf%20files/fasd_guidecomplete.pdf

http://www.fasdwaterlooregion.ca/about-fasd

A letter for teachers, from a young man affected by FASD:

http://www.fasdconnections.ca/id33_in_their_own_words.htm

Our friends at Lakeland Centre for FASD have some excellent resources for schools and employers working with individuals with FASD:

http://lcfasd.com/store/

*You can borrow many of these resources for free from our office. Call 403-652-4776.

Learn more about what the province of Alberta is doing to help reduce the incidence of FASD, and gain more information about this disability:

http://fasd.alberta.ca/publications.aspx

 

Let’s Talk Program

Learn about the Let’s Talk program for prevention of FASD- thanks to our friends at the Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network for making these resources available online!

http://edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork.org/prevention-conversation/

 

Education and Coaching for Health Care Workers

If you are a Health Care Professional and would like to request a free presentation regarding facilitating conversations about alcohol consumption during pregnancy, please email Pam Henheffer (pam.henheffer@foothillsfas.com)

The Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society provides a multitude of services to professionals who work with individuals affected by FASD. We are available for consultations, resources, and workshops for professionals throughout South Central Alberta. To book a workshop or consultation, please contact us at 403-652-4776!

A sample of our presentations and workshops include:

Work a Day in My Shoes

This half day workshop allows opportunities to explore some common hidden disabilities through conversation, stories and experiential activities. Employers, managers and team leads will leave the workshop knowing a little bit more about their staff and a lot more about how to build a great workplace for all!

Brain…Behavior…or Both?

This full day workshop is designed for all school personnel. The day begins with stories and information about the complicated world of diagnosis and assessment. The rest of the day is filled with interactive activities that enable participants to experience what it might be like to have a variety of different learning issues. The workshop spends the last part of the day exploring strategies that are helpful for all of the “complicated learners” in our classrooms.

Think FASD!

This full or half day workshop caters to those who work with youth and adults who are either currently in trouble with the law, or who have been identified as someone who is at risk of this. Through hands on activities, case studies and review of best practice strategies, participants will be able to identify some “red flags” as well as have some tried and true ways of dealing with those that cause us to worry!

Icebergs in September?!

This half day workshop uses icebergs as an analogy for understanding those children, youth and their families who seem to require more intervention than most. A helpful workshop for Child Protection workers, in home support workers, counselors and others who work with troubled families, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to think differently about how to provide supports in ways that are strength based and hopeful.

FASD Snapshot

This full day workshop is designed for caregivers. Through discussion, videos, stories and interactive experiences, participants will have opportunities to explore ways to “have better days” in our families. We will laugh together, we will talk about those crazy- making behaviors and we will celebrate the uniqueness of each of our families.

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

This half day workshop focuses on prevention and awareness. Combining an examination of past, present and future campaigns from a variety of sources, the participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to discuss attitudes and beliefs about substance using pregnant women and will also have some time to think about ways to promote alcohol free pregnancies within their own communities.