To help spread awareness and accurate messaging about FASD, fasdNL invited municipalities to proclaim September 7-11 as FASD Awareness Week. Many municipalities have accepted the invitation to issue proclamations. Due to the pandemic, proclamations are being shared in a variety of ways including youtube channels, social media accounts, and Rogers TV streaming.
We thank all municipalities who took part and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for their awareness efforts. Together, we are putting FASD on the Map!
We are inviting individuals and organizations to participate in the FASD Rock Art Challenge!
All you need for this family-friendly activity are some rocks, some paint and a little creativity.
Paint your rocks with positive FASD awareness messages and images or colours.
Here are some suggestions for positive messages to paint on the rocks:
FASD = My Superpower!
Be kind, Be FASD Aware
Learn more about FASD fasdNL.ca
We've included a few inspiring examples!
Once you've created your rock art, hide them in parks and walking trails in your community in early September.
Don't forget to add our hashtag #RedShoes4FASDNL on the rock itself!
During the month of September, snap a picture of the FASD rock art that you created or found and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@fasdNL).
Move for FASD - International FASD awareness day is quickly approaching (September 9).
This year we are excited to launch Move for FASD across Newfoundland and Labrador.
Interested in participating?
1. During the week of September 7-11 (or anytime before) register online ($5 or donation) at https://bit.ly/2CwYOkw
2. Move! (walk, run, dance, bike)
3. Post a selfie using #RedShoes4FASDNL
4. Be entered to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards
This latest resource developed by fasdNL provides important information about options to seek an FASD assessment or diagnosis in Newfoundland and Labrador.
If you have any questions regarding the information in this resource, please email contact@fasdNL.ca
Canada FASD Research Network and Centre of Excellence for Women's Health have released a joint statement about the prevention of #FASD during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the full statement here:
Our new resource for healthcare professionals offers suggested questions and conversations starters to discuss alcohol and pregnancy. The resource is available for download here.
We are offering our evidence-based FASD 101 training virtually in May. Register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fasd-101-training-tickets-102998978718
Given physical distancing measures currently in place, we must move some of our supports online. Our monthly parent and caregiver support group set to launch in St. John's in April will now be held virtually as a Zoom video meeting.
Please join our group facilitators as we chat about coping and strategies for living with FASD that are especially important during this unsettling time.
This meeting is open to parents and caregivers across the province and will replace our regularly scheduled Virtual Support Group (originally scheduled for April 8).
If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com
Zoom meeting information and directions for how to join will be circulated to those who RSVP.
fasdNL is launching a monthly parent and caregiver support group in St. John's in April. The group is open to individuals caring for someone with confirmed or suspected diagnosis of FASD. Interested in attending? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Key Assets Newfoundland & Labrador for supporting this initiative!
Below is the upcoming schedule for individuals interested in attending Virtual Support Group meetings. Interested in attending? Email email@example.com
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