One of the highlights for producing this 99 Day journey to FASDay is learning new information. There is so much to learn about FASD and there are so many organizations, families, caregivers, and groups sharing information freely. I continue to discover things I did not know through my research for this project. The International Charter … More Day 41 of 99 Days to FASDay
Welcome to Day 24 of our 99 Days to FASDay journey. We continue with our suggested changes to the language we use for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Today’s suggestion is on some of the messages we use for prevention. While FASD is preventable, saying it is 100% is misleading in a society that uses alcohol. … More Day 24 of 99 Days to FASDay
An estimated 189 million people will tune into the television tonight to watch the 50th Super Bowl. During commercial breaks 46 advertisements, at a cost of $4.6 million – $5 million per 30 or 60 second spot, will be broadcast around the world. This is a minimum of $211,600,000 in advertising revenue for the network. … More Selling to our Souls during the Super Bowl
This is a great 26 minute video about FASD. It underscores the importance of not drinking alcohol if you are thinking about getting pregnant or are pregnant. It also talks about the importance of being honest and getting supports for yourself and your child if you did consume alcohol while pregnant. Two brave birth moms … More The Most Powerful Video on FASD We Have Seen
Another kilometre walked to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Today I wanted to share information about a campaign to Stamp Out Stigma of birth mothers of children with FASD. This stigma also extends to adoptive/foster parents, caregivers, and those with FASD. In the efforts of all involved in talking about the prevention of … More Day 3: Kilometre 3: 9 kms in 9 days for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.
Originally posted on Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society:
One in three women will experience abuse or violence in her lifetime and a significant percentage of women with previous and current experiences of abuse and violence will use alcohol or other drugs to cope, or as a way to stay safe by appeasing an…
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month when the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and CASs’ call on all Ontarians to help protect children from fear, harm and violence and support families in crisis. Throughout October, we will raise awareness of the signs of child abuse and neglect and the vital role that members … More October is Child Abuse Prevention Month