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Substance Use During Pregnancy: An Overview of Key Canadian Policy and Practice Areas

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Legislation, social policy and health care and child welfare practices can contribute significantly to effective care and support for women who use substances during pregnancy. This backgrounder provides a brief overview of several important areas of policy-making and discusses how policy can contribute to developing supportive health and social services to effectively address substance use during pregnancy.

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First Nations Women’s Healing: Moving from Hardship to Resilience

First Nations womens HealingPhotoessay -coverThis Photovoice project was an entry point to developing a deeper understanding of the experiences of women who are concerned about their health, their family, and their culture. Their images and words reflect an understanding of health and healing based on relationships – with the land, with family and friends, with community, and with culture.

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Alcohol and Pregnancy Warning Signage Fact Sheet

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Warning Signage Information Kit for Local Governments in British Columbia, 2014

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Prepared for the Ministry of Health by Gerald Thomas, Okanagan Research and Nancy Poole, BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. This resource includes a discussion of the forms and types of messages that can be provided via FASD prevention signs, including examples of recommended messages to help prevent/reduce drinking in pregnancy and promote health among women of childbearing years.

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FASD Prevention: Taking a Relational Approach: The Importance of Timely and Supportive Connections for Women

 

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This information sheet has been prepared for decision makers, health system planners and service providers interested in improving care for women at risk of having a child affected by FASD. It has been prepared by members of the CanNorthwest FASD Research Network’s Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinant’s Perspective.

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Alcohol, Pregnancy and Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What Men Can do to Help

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading known cause of developmental disability. FASD is the result of exposure to alcohol in utero and is believed to affect 1% of the population. While men’s alcohol use is not a direct contributor to FASD, there are many ways that men can help to prevent FASD. Preventing FASD is about more than telling women not to drink alcohol during pregnancy – in fact, this approach can often lead to more harm than good. Researchers and service providers who are part of the Canada FASD Research Network have some suggestions for men who want to make a difference.

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Women and Alcohol: A Women’s Health Resource

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This resource was written by women for women, to provide useful information about alcohol and to help women make healthy and well-informed choices about alcohol use.

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Evaluation of FASD Prevention and FASD Support Programs: An Introductory Guide

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2014.

This guide is a companion resource to the www.fasd-evaluation.ca website. The website includes evaluation frameworks, methods, tools, and indicators of success to support the work of community-based FASD prevention programs for women including pregnant women and recent mothers, supportive intervention programs for adults and older youth with FASD, and FASD programs in Aboriginal communities. This guide provides an introduction to the visual maps that the website is based on, discussion questions for groups planning or undertaking evaluation, and suggestions on how to make use of the variety of resources available on-line.

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Mapping Evaluation of FASD Programs

These maps are intended to help program staff, planners and funders to more easily identify the aspects of programs that contribute to positive client and community outcomes and the range of outcomes that can result from or be associated with certain approaches and program activities. They also give us a common framework for thinking about how to conduct evaluations across programs or across communities.

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Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubbertstey, Nancy Poole, Sharon Hume and Marilyn Van Bibber, 2012.

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Mapping Evaluation of FASD Prevention Programs

Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubbertstey, Nancy Poole, Sharon Hume and Marilyn Van Bibber, 2012.

 

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Marilyn Van Bibber, Sharon Hume, Carol Hubbertstey, Deborah Rutman and Nancy Poole, 2012.

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Evaluation of FASD Prevention and FASD Support Programs Using Program Philosophy as a Foundation for Evaluation

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2014.

This guide is a companion resource to the fasd-evaluation.ca website. The website includes evaluation frameworks, methods, tools, and indicators of success to support the work of community-based FASD prevention programs for women who are pregnant and parenting, supportive intervention programs for adults and older youth with FASD, and FASD programs in Aboriginal communities. The guide provides an introduction to the program philosophies and theoretical frameworks discussed on the website. It also includes discussion questions for groups beginning or renewing evaluation and suggestions on how to make use of the variety of resources available on-line.

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