Supporting pregnant and parenting women who use substances: what communities are doing to help

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English
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Online
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Canada FASD Research Network’s Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Profiles the development of single-access programs for supporting pregnant and parenting women who use substances in four different communities, and talks about why this type of program works. Single-access programs seek to provide a range of services under one roof (a “one-stop shop” or “single-access” model), address women’s needs from a holistic perspective, provide practical and emotional support, and strive to reduce barriers to accessing care and support. Each of these four programs also started as a unique network of cross-sectoral partnerships that developed a common vision, values, and goals.

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Includes bibliographical references.