pregnant women and substance use

Canada FASD Research Network

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Pregnant women
Women with addictions
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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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.

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

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

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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.

Coalescing on women and substance use - online tool

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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
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

An online tool to help people learn about trauma-informed approaches and practices in Canada. Features an overview of four topics related to “trauma-informed” approaches when working with women with mental health and substance use concerns, along with highlights of promising practices, policy challenges and thoughts of where to go next.  Under each of the four topics you’ll find: examples of trauma informed work in action, links to recommended readings, links to  curricula and training resources, and web resources, links to webcasts on the topics.

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Visit their website to use the tool. You may also download a PDF of the tool from the site.

Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

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All women
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Community education/development
Policy development

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2066
Email Address: 
npoole@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
E311 – 4500 Oak Street, Box 48
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Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Mothering and substance use: approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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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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Paper
Online
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BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate further conversation on addressing the needs of pregnant women and mothers in substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment, service system planning, and policy making. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women-centred harm reduction

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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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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate conversation on gendered approaches to harm reduction. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Girl-centred approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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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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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on gendered approaches to youth prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, arising from a national virtual Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The Journey to Compassionate Care : One woman’s experience with early harm-reduction programs in BC

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Susan C. Boyd
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the creation of one of the first woman-centred, harm-reduction programs for women from the downtown eastside of Vancouver. Also discusses harm reduction and pre-and post-natal care, as well as improving maternal outcomes through harm-reduction programs.

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