About Us & News
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network
Newfoundland & Labrador
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder matters. We educate, network, & share resources - to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.
The fasdNL Network was officially formed in December 2012. For several years prior to the formation of the fasdNL Network we, as a group of individuals, came together due to a shared interest in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as a Provincial FASD Committee. Some of us have done work in our respective fields with individuals and/or families affected by FASD; others are caring for children affected by FASD. We all share a common interest in this topic and in supporting people throughout the area in which we serve.
By promoting accurate and credible information, the NL FASD Committee is focused on increasing the awareness of FASD and related issues among individuals, families and communities. The Committee believes that such awareness efforts will assist in the prevention of FASD as well as to increase support and functioning for those affected by FASD.
May 6, 2016
The Virtual Support Group for parents and caregivers of individuals with FASD meets next Wednesday May 11th at 7pm. Open to people across the province. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
May 5, 2016
FASD 101 training is being offered to a variety of professionals Wednesday June 1st in St. John's. If you or your organization is interested, please email email@example.com Limited seats remaining!
April 6, 2016
Check out the Training tab for upcoming FASD training throughout Newfoundland & Labrador!
April 6, 2016
The Virtual Support Group for parents & caregivers of individuals with FASD meets next Wednesday April 13th @ 7pm. Meetings are accessible by phone or computer and are open to people across Newfoundland & Labrador. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 5, 2016
Strongest Families is still recruiting families into their FASD study, but will be closing the Strongest Families FASD study in July 2016 to analyze the data that’s been collected, so please contact your families soon.The Strongest Families FASD study is testing an online coached parenting program with families of children age 4-12 with an FASD diagnosis from across Canada. There is NO COST to parents. Families can go directly to the website (http://mystudies.ca/studies/fasd) to see if they are eligible to participate in the study.
February 25, 2016
The first meeting of the Virtual Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of individuals with FASD will be held on Wednesday, March 16th. For more information click here or email email@example.com
February 10, 2016
The second webinar on Trauma informed practice will be taking place February 29. This webinar features Dr. Nancy Poole, Holly Murphy & panelists from across Atlantic Canada. Click here for more information.
January 24, 2016
Ongoing Recruitment for Strongest Families FASD Study
For more information visit: https://mystudies.ca/studies/fasd
December 13, 2015
Check out our sign up form under 'Contact' to receive Newsletters from fasdNL
December 7, 2015
Interested in a virtual support group for parents & caregivers of individuals with FASD? Support meetings can be accessed from anywhere across the island by phone or video call. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Resources page!
October 29, 2015
Recent FASD training took place in Sheshatshiu, more information is available under Training.
October 25, 2015
Paediatricians advise no alcohol during pregnancy.
October 16, 2015
The Goose Bay FASD Diagnostic Clinic is featured in the Rajani FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Clinic Training Services September Newsletter. See it on page 4 of the file posted above.
September 14, 2015
Information on the Fetal Alcohol & Other Neurobehavioural Conditions Workshop is available on the 'Events' tab of this website.
September 9, 2015
International FASD Day
August 21, 2015
Information on the 7th National Biennial Conference is now available on the 'Events' tab of this website.
August 12, 2015
Strongest Families FASD study with families across the country is still recruiting families into the study.
The Strongest Families FASD study is testing an online coached parenting program with 200 families of children age 4-12 with an FASD diagnosis from across Canada. There is NO COST to parents. The Strongest Families FASD program will be delivered to families in their own home, over the Internet and by telephone. The program is designed to help parents/caregivers deal with challenging behaviours that are present in kids with FASD. This 2.5 minute video provides general details of the study: https://youtu.be/apVEv05IheU
Families can go directly to the website (http://mystudies.ca/studies/fasd) to see if they are eligible to participate in the study.
If you would like additional information about the Strongest Families study or the Centre for Research in Family Health please visit website: http://crfh.ca/index.php/research-programs/current-research/fasd/