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. … Continue reading Day 24 of 99 Days to FASDay: Change our Language
Welcome to Day 1 of a 99 day journey of all things FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), leading up to International FASD Awareness Day or FASDay on September 9. I will be once again participating actively from September 1-9 in the Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD campaign to raise awareness but I thought I … Continue reading Day 1: 99 Days to FASDay: First Published Study Linking Prenatal Alcohol Use and Birth Defects
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. … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Day 3: Kilometre 3: (Stamp Out Stigma) 9 kms in 9 days for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.
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 … Continue reading October is Child Abuse Prevention Month
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0 This is one of the most powerful videos I have seen in a long time - if ever. Just under 19 minutes. Anyone considering fostering or adopting or looking after any child removed from their birth family needs to see this film. Although it is well produced and the child's words may not really … Continue reading ReMoved – a child goes into foster care