Author Archives: Tina Talbot

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2018

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2018. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world. View the 2018 Annotated Bibliography here.

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Talking About Substance Use During Pregnancy: Collaborative Approaches for Health Care Providers

Asking questions about the type, frequency, and amount of substance use is often a routine part of prenatal care for physicians, midwives, nurses, pregnancy outreach workers and other prenatal care providers. Here are some ideas for open, supportive, and effective … Continue reading

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Conversation Starters on Healthy Living for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

These three discussion guides have been developed by researchers at the Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health (CEWH), in collaboration with Girls Action Foundation. They are intended to accompany the Take Care toolkit for girls’ empowerment group facilitators and can … Continue reading

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Grounding Activities and Trauma-Informed Practice

Within trauma-informed organizations and systems, learning grounding activities can be important for clients and service providers alike. This handout offers 10 grounding activities that can be helpful for managing trauma responses. View PDF

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Doorways to Conversation: Brief Intervention on Substance Use with Girls and Women

Because substance use has wide-ranging effects on many different aspects of life, service providers across a range of health care and social service settings can have an important role in addressing the potential harms of substance use and improving overall … Continue reading

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Brief Intervention on Substance Use with Girls and Women: 50 Ideas for Dialogue, Skill Building, and Empowerment

Brief interventions are collaborative conversations between an individual and a health care or social service provider about a health issue. This resource focuses on brief intervention on substance use with girls and women in the preconception and perinatal period in … Continue reading

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50 Trauma, Gender, and Substance Use Cards

These cut-out cards contain key points from the academic research literature on the intersections of trauma, gender, and sex and its role in substance use services and policies. They were developed for a workshop called “Becoming Trauma- and Gender-Informed” held … Continue reading

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New Terrain: Tools to Integrate Trauma and Gender Informed Responses into Substance Use Practice and Policy

This toolkit provides information about trauma, gender, and sex informed programs, initiatives and projects to share in staff training, program planning and evaluation, and to assist in supporting these approaches in programs and organizations. It also includes specific tools to … Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Practice and the Opioid Crisis: A Discussion Guide for Health Care and Social Service Providers

This discussion guide is intended to stimulate further conversation on “becoming trauma-informed” and assist health care and social service providers in considering additional ways of addressing the opioid crisis in their particular context. It is one of many publications created … Continue reading

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Women and Opioids: Media Guide

This backgrounder on women and opioids is based on research showing that many women are affected differently from men by the opioid crisis and that prevention and intervention approaches require attention to these differences. Includes suggestions for better reporting on … Continue reading

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FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2017

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2017. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world. View the 2017 Annotated Bibliography here.

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Building a Trauma Informed Aftercare Network in Saskatchewan

A summary of meetings at the Family Treatment Centre in Prince Albert to discuss what service providers know about aftercare for women who have completed treatment for substance use problems, and what opportunities exist for enhancing aftercare in a trauma-informed … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Opioids

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes sex- and gender-based factors impacting opioid use and treatments. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/Gender/ Substance Use (TGS) project made possible by … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Alcohol

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes sex- and gender-based factors impacting alcohol use and treatments. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/ Gender/ Substance Use (TGS) project made possible … Continue reading

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

BRIEF INTERVENTIONS WITH GIRLS AND WOMEN provides a brief introduction to ways of working with Indigenous girls and women to address alcohol, pregnancy, and other related concerns. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Indigenous Mothering

INDIGENOUS MOTHERING provides a brief introduction to how FASD prevention activities can support the health and well-being of Indigenous mothers and their families. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture. The series is … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Reconciliation and Healing

RECONCILIATION AND HEALING provides a brief introduction to how FASD prevention activities can support reconciliation, social justice and change. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture.  The series is a collaboration … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Wellness

WELLNESS provides a brief introduction to activities and interventions that support holistic and cultural approaches to individual and community wellness. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture. The series … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Community Action

COMMUNITY ACTION provides a brief introduction to Indigenous community-led initiatives that can help to prevent FASD and includes examples from Canada and internationally. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture.  … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Cannabis

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes what we know so far about sex- and gender-based factors related to cannabis use. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/Gender/Substance Use (TGS) … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Tobacco

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes sex- and gender-based factors impacting tobacco use and treatments. Examples of gender-transformative approaches are featured. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/Gender/Substance Use … Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed Approaches to Seclusion and Restraint Reduction

A discussion guide for service providers and program planners, this resource offers strategies to support organizational change. It includes reflective questions for examining current approaches to seclusion and restraint, determining current trends and impacts, and developing alternatives that are trauma … Continue reading

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Developing an Indigenous Approach to FASD

The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, and the Canada FASD Research Network convened in May 2017 to create a Consensus Statement to addressing and preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for Indigenous Peoples. Their collaborative response details … Continue reading

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Here’s what we know about alcohol & pregnancy

This infographic provides an overview of what we know about alcohol and pregnancy and the kinds of support women deserve.  It was developed with support from Canada FASD Research Network and its Prevention Network Action Team with a goal of … Continue reading

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FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2016

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2016. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world. Download the 2016 Annotated Bibliography here.

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Alcohol and Pregnancy Brief Intervention Guides

Alcohol and Pregnancy Brief Intervention Guides The resources in this section were developed to support service providers to successfully engage with women and their partners on alcohol use, pregnancy, and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). While many aspects … Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed Practice Resource List

Selection of trauma-informed treatment-related resources and curricula. Some focus solely on trauma-informed practices; others incorporate elements of both trauma-informed and trauma-specific approaches. One of 3 resource lists on trauma, gender, and substance use made possible by funding from Health Canada. Revised May … Continue reading

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Gender Transformative Resource List

Overview of gender transformative resources compiled in 2016. One of 3 resource lists focusing on gender, trauma and substance use. Made possible by funding from Health Canada. Download TGS Gender Transformative Resource list

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Gender Informed Approaches to Substance Use Resource List

An overview of gender-informed resources in the substance use field. This is one of 3 resource lists focusing on gender, trauma and substance use, and has been made possible by a financial contribution from Health Canada. Download  TGS Gender Informed Approaches to … Continue reading

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“I love it because you could just be yourself” – A Study of Girls’ Perspectives on Girls’ Groups and Healthy Living

The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health partnered with the Girls Action Foundation, and researchers from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, York University and the University of Montreal … Continue reading

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How Girls’ Groups Can Promote Health

This resource was developed by the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Girls Action Foundation following a research project on the ways girls’ groups can support and promote healthy living. View PDF

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Women and Cannabis

This resource was developed through the support of the Education and Training Council, Alberta FASD Cross Ministry Committee and reviewed by experts from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Canada FASD Research Network. It was updated September 2017 with new research and uses the scientific name, … Continue reading

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Women and Prescription Opioids

This resource was developed through the support of the Education and Training Council, Alberta FASD Cross Ministry Committee and reviewed by experts from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Canada FASD Research Network. Updated September 2017 View English PDF View French PDF Invisible Keywords for searching: … Continue reading

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Substance Use and Pregnancy Infographics

This series of eight infographics were developed to support BC service providers to successfully engage with women and their partners on alcohol use, pregnancy, and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). They have recently been reformatted for national distribution, … Continue reading

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