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Outcomes of Children with FASD in the Child Welfare System


Children living in the child welfare system (i.e. foster care, group homes) are known to experience more adverse outcomes compared to children who live with their biological parents or adoptive/other family members. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are also predisposed to adverse experiences. However, these adverse experiences may be more common for those

Indigenous teen overcomes past and raises $5,000 for local food bank with ultra-marathon

COVID-19 may have been the impetus for many people to take up a new pastime, but for one Merritt teenager, the activity he chose seemed unlikely, even impossible. Darius Sam, 19, who had never entered a 10K run, raced a bicycle or swam much at all, decided to run an Ironman Triathlon.

The coronavirus lockdown had cancelled

Student defies odds for college career

Samantha has defied the odds stacked against her since birth.

She knows what it means to work hard despite obstacles being thrown at her from every direction.

Samantha’s perseverance was acknowledged last month when she was awarded the Ronald Lees Bursary from the Children’s Aid Society of Nipissing and Parry Sound.

“As an adopted person who has been

CCSA to Lead Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines

Ottawa, September 17, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is leading a major collaborative initiative to update Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines by March 2022.

The 20-month initiative is being led by CCSA with funding support from Health Canada and will involve key scientific experts, researchers and knowledge mobilization specialists, and representatives

What FASD Means to Me

FASD to Caregivers is what is happening in this moment. As my journey over the last 30 years has taken me to many places, from hope to despair and back again, it is hard to say exactly what FASD is to me. At one point it was the all-encompassing changing and


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