Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Canada FASD Research Network

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Pregnant women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Community education/development
Policy development
Research

The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD), formerly known as the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network, was established in March of 2005, through the support of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership (CNFASDP). CanFASD is a formally and informally connected group of professionals from a range of research sciences, and located across Canada. Their mission is to produce and maintain national, collaborative research designed for sharing with all Canadians, leading to prevention strategies and improved support services for people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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Email Address: 
canfasd@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
Developmental Neurosciences and Child Health Child and Family Research Institute
Addt'l Street Address: 
L408 4480 Oak Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3V4
Country: 
Canada

Canada FASD Research Network

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Groups Served: 
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Policy development
Research

The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD), formerly known as the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network, was established in March of 2005, through the support of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership (CNFASDP). CanFASD is a formally and informally connected group of professionals from a range of research sciences, and located across Canada.

They support Canada's leadership in addressing the extraordinary complexities of FASD. Their mission is to produce and maintain national, collaborative research designed for sharing with all Canadians, leading to prevention strategies and improved support services for people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
http://www.canfasd.ca/aboutus/contactus.aspx
Country: 
Canada

Fetal alcohol syndrome & fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among Aboriginal Canadians: knowledge gaps

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Translated Title: 
Syndrome d’alcoolisation foetale et ensemble des troubles causés par l’alcoolisation foetale chez les Autochtones du Canada : lacunes en matière de connaissances
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Michael Pacey
Publisher: 
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Prince George, BC

Identifies knowledge gaps in FAS/FASD research from a life course perspective that can help prioritize future research and improve understanding of how to address FAS/FASD in Aboriginal communities.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Discussing alcohol with pregnant women: an exploration of the recommendations in the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) consensus clinical guidelines

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Janet Walker
Nancy Poole
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Slide presentation exploring the recommendations in the SOGC Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Consensus Clinical Guidelines. This session held on April 19, 2011 provided the opportunity to unpack the myths and realities related to harms associated with drinking in pregnancy, and explore the practices recommended by the SOGC. Janet Walker is the Leader Quality Outcomes, Perinatal Services BC. Nancy Poole is Director of the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Provincial Consultant for Women and Substance Use Issues, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Leader of the Network Action Team on FASD Prevention, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network, and one of 13 authors of the SOGC Guidelines.

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Available online.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Details the health effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and lists ways to help reduce the risk to the fetus.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662440641

National database of FASD and substance use during pregnancy resources

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Publication Date: 
2003-2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers a searchable database of Canadian resources and includes a description of each resource and ordering information.

Supporting change: preventing and addressing alcohol use in pregnancy

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English
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Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Informs physicians about alcohol use and abuse in pregnancy, appropriate screening and assessment of their pregnant patients, and provides tools and resources.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Keys to a successful alcohol and pregnancy communication campaign

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English
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Paper
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Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides resources, tools and advice to support service providers in developing effective campaigns on the topic of alcohol use and pregnancy.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Planning guide: training local physicians on alcohol use and pregnancy

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English
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Paper
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Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information for event planners and facilitators on how to engage physicians in a training session and includes self-assessment questionnaires for physicians, evaluation forms and referrals for further information.

Preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Aboriginal communities: a methods development project

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Paul Masotti
M Anne George
Karen Szala-Meneok
A Michel Morton
Christine Loock
Marilyn Van Bibber
Jennifer Ranford
Michael Fleming
Stuart MacLeod
Publisher: 
PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Describes a current three-year methods development project in which university-based researchers are working collaboratively with Aboriginal communities interested in preventing FASD.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 15491277 (Print)
ISSN 15491676 (Online)
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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