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Don’t forget; tomorrow (December 18th, 2013) holds two great FASD webinars: “Trauma and Addiction” from the Alberta Learning Series and “The CIFASD: From the Lab to Changing Lives” from NOFAS

Trauma and Addiction

When: December 18, 2013, 9:00-11:00 AM, MST

Kirsty Prasad discusses the relationship between trauma and substance abuse as well as the similarities between the presentation of trauma and substance use. Trauma informed principles will be covered.


The CIFASD: From the Lab to Changing Lives

When: December 18, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM, EST

Dr. Edward P. Riley discusses the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD), an international association of researchers and clinicians working to increase our knowledge of FASD. The webinar will provide an overview of CIFASD and cover findings from the organization’s recent clinical and basic research projects.


FASDlive 2014

The FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute are now accepting abstracts for presentations at the 2014 FASDlive conference: “Mapping our Road to Success”.

Abstracts are due January 15, 2014 and the conference takes place October 7-8, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK.

To fill out an abstract submission form, click on the link below:

FASDlive 2014 call for abstracts

Consensus Statement

Back in September, we posted a follow-up on the Consensus Development Conference on Legal Issues of FASD. In that post, we mentioned that the conference organizers were in the process of finalizing the consensus document and would share it with us once completed so that we could distribute it to our readers.

That time is here! The Institute of Health Economics sent us the finalized document yesterday along with a link for a complete video library of all of the presentations from the conference.  (See links at end of blog post)

To recap:

The three-day conference featured presentations from experts in the field of FASD on a broad range of topics concerning FASD as a disorder and its relation to the justice system. Legal experts attended the conference and wrote a consensus document highlighting the information they had garnered from the presentations.

The goal of the conference was to provide answers to the following questions:

1. What are the implications of FASD for the legal system?

2. Is there a need for enhanced efforts to identify people with FASD, and how can these efforts be achieved?

3. How can the criminal justice system respond more effectively to those with FASD?

4. How can family courts and the family/child welfare legal system address the specific needs of people with FASD?

5. What are the best practices for guardianship, trusteeship and social support in a legal context?

6. What legal measures are there in different jurisdictions to contribute to the prevention of FASD, and what are the ethical and economic implications of these measures?


Consensus Statement on Legal Issues of FASD (finalized document from IHE and Alberta Government)

Videos of all conference presentations

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