About Us & News
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network
Newfoundland & Labrador
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 board. 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 fasdNL Network is focused on increasing the awareness of FASD and related issues among individuals, families and communities. We believe that such awareness efforts will assist in the prevention of FASD as well as to increase support and functioning for those affected by FASD.
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September 7, 2017
fasdNL has released a landscape paper of FASD in Newfoundland and Labrador. The paper is available above. For additional information or media enquires, please email email@example.com
August 17, 2017
In recognition of international FASD day, fasdNL in collaboration with our various FASD regional committees are hosting events in St. John's, Grand Falls-Windsor, Stephenville and Happy Valley-Goose Bay! More details are available on our events page.
August 1, 2017
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August 1, 2017
fasdNL's initiatives are partially funded by the Community Healthy Living Fund. The funding provided through the Department of Children, Seniors & Social Development has helped to support the continued delivery of #FASD 101 training across Newfoundland & Labrador and the continuation of the Virtual Support Group for parents and caregivers. We gratefully acknowledge the provision of this funding to support the important work of fasdNL.
July 13, 2017
Registration is open for our 2nd annual Heart & Sole 3k Walk & Family Fun Run in Bowring Park, St. John's on FASD Day, Saturday September 9th!
Register for this fun, family friendly event here
Stay tuned for more FASD Day events happening across the province!
July 7, 2017
Check out our Events page for information about a recent talk given to Grade 7 students in Happy Valley-Goose Bay about healthy pregnancies.
May 30, 2017
Do you live in the Western region of Newfoundland? Are you interested in joining a Western regional FASD Committee?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and meeting times.
February 22, 2017
Looking for printable FASD resource materials?
Check out these links: Strategies Not Solutions
Teaching Students with FASD
Re: defining success A team approach to supporting students with FASD
February 1, 2017
FASD 101 Introductory Training offered in collaboration with the Newfoundland Housing and Homelessness Network (NLHHN) February 22nd in St. John's.
Video link for training open for individuals across the province available here
January 10, 2017
Upcoming webinar hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 1:00–2:30 p.m. EST. Please note that simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Please join us in learning about how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (#FASD) is a mobilizer in educational change. Sean Monteith, the Director of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) will speak to how and why KPDSB tailored their program and curriculum to meet the needs of children and youth living and learning with FASD.
To register please click here
November 8, 2016
fasdNL's Virtual Support Group meets Wednesday November 23rd. This support group is open to all parents and caregivers of individuals with FASD across Newfoundland & Labrador. For more information email email@example.com
*Support group is free and accessible to all by phone - callers can choose to remain anonymous if they prefer.
September 29, 2016
fasdNL held our Annual General Meeting on September 20th. See our updated board of directors under the FASDNL tab.
August 31, 2016
fasdNL, the St. John's FASD Regional Committee and the Running Room are excited to announce our first annual Heart & Sole 3k Walk & Family Fun Run in Bowring Park on Saturday September 10th at 10:30. See the Events page for more information or click here
To register for the walk, click here
August 26, 2016
Check out our Events page for information about an FASD Day event in Happy Valley Goose-Bay!
August 16, 2016
Check out our Events page for information about FASD Day events in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland!
August 15, 2016
September 9th is international FASD Day an opportunity for communities to come together to support prevention and intervention of FASD. Please join us and our local partners on the steps of City Hall in St. John's for our annual Bell Concordance at 9:09AM Friday September 9th.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 8, 2016
Upcoming FASD 101 Training in Nain throughout the week of July 11-15. These sessions are open to the public. If you would like more information email Tracy.Saunders@nunatsiavut.com
May 26, 2016
Upcoming FASD 101 Training in St. Anthony on June 6th. This training is open to the public. Limited seats available, please RSVP.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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/