The FASD/Children’s Nutrition Program strives to assist with FASD resources available to urban Indigenous people. It offers both traditional and contemporary approaches to FASD, on-site training and consultations. The program also provides intervention, prevention and programming including community development related to FASD.
The FASD/CN provides a unique wholistic component to its direct-service users, as it provides wraparound supports to direct-service users and families. As FASD presents lifelong challenges, the program can provide tools to support the direct-service users’ independence in all aspects of life including (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) while also providing secondary support to caregivers to ensure that wholistic supports are received.
Developing Culturally-Responsive FASD Resources & Indigenous Approaches to Prevention, De-Stigmatization and FASD Care Models: A Community Engagement Webinar
A webinar was implemented as a partnership between the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC), Health Nexus and the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD) to engage community members to support the development of culturally-responsive and Indigenous-specific FASD resources, including the updating of the OFIFC’s FASD Toolkit from 2008. The session was conducted in different virtual rooms and the below documents give an overview of the main takeaways from the webinar.
The Developing Culturally-Responsive FASD Resources & Indigenous Approaches to Prevention, De-Stigmatization and FASD Care Models: A Community Engagement Webinar summary document is available in the following languages:
This service can be found at the following Friendship Centres