"Today’s investment will support fasdNL Network’s work to increase knowledge of FASD, help reduce drinking during pregnancy, and promote positive health and social outcomes for people with FASD.” - The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health
"Today, Member of Parliament, Scott Simms, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding for Toward Prevention, which will increase awareness of FASD, prevent alcohol use in pregnancy, and improve the health and social outcomes for those affected by FASD.
The prevention-based awareness campaign will include social media ads, infographics, and resource materials for the public and for health and social service professionals that reflect Atlantic Canada’s unique needs, values, and contexts. The campaign and resources will be translated into French, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy-Maliseet, Innu-Aimun, and Inuktitut.
The ‘FASD 101 and the Justice System’ training curriculum is tailored to justice professionals such as policing, corrections and parole officers, lawyers and judges.This comprehensive, evidence-based FASD training offers a trauma-informed lens to understanding FASD and its intersection with the justice system in Atlantic Canada. This project will support the development of a facilitator manual and virtual training sessions to increase capacity of justice professionals to train others across the Atlantic provinces."
Read the full press release here.
Watch the announcement here with remarks by Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, Newfoundland and Labrador, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Katharine Dunbar Winsor, fasdNL Executive Director.
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