fasdNL 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, fasdNL is focused on increasing the awareness of FASD and related issues among individuals, families and communities. The fasdNL Network 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. fasdNL Network gratefully acknowledges the Department of Health and Community Services, the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development and the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation (NLC) for their funding and donations.
fasdNL Provincial Board Members 2018-2019
Karen Beresford (Treasurer) Exploits Valley Community Coalition Karen Smith (Secretary) Central Health Julia O'Brien Labrador Grenfell Health FASD Coordinator Morgan Foley Labrador Correctional Center FASD Case Manager Darlene Winters Nunatsiavut Government FASD Coordinator Juliana Rich. Sheshatshiu Innu FASD Coordinator Wanda Brake Bernice Hancock Community Action Committee for Southwestern Brenda Shepherd Adrienne Peters (Chair) Memorial University of Newfoundland Karen Pennell. Stella's Circle Brenda Oldford Provincial Perinatal Program Pam Griffin (Ex-officio) Public Health Agency of Canada