Women, Alcohol and FASD Prevention

We facilitate a virtual Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective which links researchers, service providers, policy advisors and mothers from across Canada in order to build upon the current knowledge base about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention, and bring it into health promotion, prevention, treatment, harm reduction, policy development, as well as further research. The Canada FASD Research Network is the funder of this Network.

Currently we are contributing to a multi-site evaluation of eight community-based programs from across Canada that support women to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The programs are located in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The project’s primary research questions are: 1) What are common elements of these diverse, holistic, community- based programs engaging pregnant and newly parenting women who use substances across Canada)? 2) What program components are helpful from women’s perspectives? 3) What are best measures to evidence outcomes and what outcomes are being achieved?

Blog – The Team uses a blog to keep its members and others around the world apprised of issues, developments and actions on FASD Prevention See the Network’s Blog.

Key Resources
FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2018

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

50 Brief Intervention Ideas for Dialogue, Skill Building, and Empowerment
English version  French version

Developing an Indigenous Approach to FASD prevention

Women and Alcohol

Key weblinks

Visit the Evaluation of FASD Prevention website

Visit the CanFASD website 

See other materials in the Maternal Health & Substance Use Publications section of this website

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