Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Nutrition Program
Goal of the Program
The goal of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Nutrition Program (FASD) is direct services for off reserve Aboriginal Pregnant Women and Families, Aboriginal Children and Youth, and networking with mainstream and Aboriginal agencies/organizations. In addition, to increase awareness of risks associated with alcohol/drug consumption during pregnancy, including breastfeeding and alcohol use.
- Increase the awareness in pregnant women regarding proper nutrition and the impacts of malnutrition on infant development.
- Increase youth awareness of the prevention and impacts of FASD and Healthy Sexuality .
- To improve access to Aboriginal FASD and nutrition series for clients and their families.
General Description of Program/Services
The Aboriginal FASD/Child Nutrition program strives to assist with FASD and Child Nutrition resources available to urban Aboriginal people. It offers both traditional and contemporary approaches to FASD and Child nutrition, on-site training and consultation. The program also provides intervention, prevention and programming including community development related to FASD and Child Nutrition.