Strong Families: The Truth About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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Information Session, Strong Families

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families.

In our upcoming Strong Families session, Brittany Durant of Catholic Social Services will provide a space for individuals to have an open discussion about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), with the goal of debunking myths, challenging stigma, increasing awareness and demonstrating how we can support healthy pregnancies and prevent FASD. This session will also provide strategies for supporting those with FASD and resources for those living with FASD.

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenter: Brittany Durant, Bachelor of Child and Youth Care, Catholic Social Services

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term used to describe the changes that can occur in the brain and body of a growing baby when they are exposed to alcohol prior to birth. FASD is a lifelong disability that affects approximately 4% of the Canadian population, who may experience an array of challenges, ranging from learning and socio-emotional difficulties to physical health and coordination problems. In this session, participants will learn more about the variety of underlying factors that may impel people to drink while pregnant, how they can help mothers and babies experience a safe and healthy pregnancy, and the ways in which they can support – or locate supports for - people living with FASD.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fasd-registration-296987346147.

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator
Email: vicky.mamczasz@psd.ca

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