CanFASD Responds to Federal Budget

Please enjoy an opinion piece from CanFASD Research Network Executive Director, Audrey McFarlane. Reconciliation. Advancement. Growth. Progress. These four words are the section titles for this year’s Federal Budget. Finance Minister Bill Morneau gave a rousing speech in the House of Commons to introduce the ambitious, wide-ranging plan. He concluded by saying: “We will continue […]

CanFASD Activities at the International Research Conference on FASD

It’s that time of year again – the 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD is coming up next week in Vancouver! CanFASD will be there and we are looking forward to a busy and fulfilling week. Here are some of the events we are looking forward to throughout the week. CanFASD Booth: […]

Article Summary: Housing Interventions for Homeless, Pregnant, and Parenting Women

Housing interventions for homeless, pregnant/parenting women with addictions: A systematic review  Journal: Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless Authors: Jessica Krahn, Vera Caine, Jean Chaw-Kent, and Ameeta Singh This article reviews the literature on the issues facing homeless women and examines whether housing interventions demonstrate an impact for homeless, pregnant/parenting women with addictions.  First, here […]

Determining Prenatal Alcohol Exposure for FASD Diagnostic Clinics

Dr. Leigh Wincott and Dr. Hasmukhlal Rajani have written two pieces on important aspects of the making of an FASD diagnosis according to the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): a guideline for diagnosis across the lifespan. Dr. Wincott addresses how teams address the determination of prenatal alcohol exposure for a diagnostic assessment and Dr. Rajani expands on […]

Article Review: Post-incarceration Experiences of Adults with FASD & Mental Illness

Please note: In an earlier version of this post, Dr. Melissa Stoops was incorrectly listed as a student researcher. Dr. Melissa Stoops is a health researcher with a background in anthropology, community health, and epidemiology. Her research interests include population health, social perceptions and lived experiences of health and wellness, and health services and policies. The […]