The Implementation of the 2012 Mental Health Strategy for Canada Through the Lens of FASD – 2018

It is the current authors’ perspective that the successful implementation of Changing Directions, Changing Lives, which seeks to improve mental health and well-being in Canada, cannot be realized effectively without considering FASD. Given that 94% of individuals with FASD also have mental disorders, practitioners in the mental health system are

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and youth justice: a prevalence study among young people sentenced to detention in Western Australia

Objectives To estimate the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among young people in youth detention in Australia. Neurodevelopmental impairments due to FASD can predispose young people to engagement with the law. Canadian studies identified FASD in 11%–23% of young people in corrective services, but there are no data

A Unique Response to Offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Perceptions of the Alexis FASD Justice Program – 2018

Despite our knowledge that individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are over-represented and vulnerable in the justice system, there is a critical paucity of research related to supporting offenders with FASD. The Alexis FASD Justice Program (AFJP) is an innovative and multidisciplinary justice program in rural Alberta that uses

FASD and a Parent’s Perspective of Raising Children Affected by FASD and Access to Services – 2015-11-18

Challenges of accessing appropriate and sustainable supports and services for adults at the higher end of the FASD, i.e. ARND (Alcohol Neurological Disability) and how this sets the stage for involvement with the criminal justice system, homelessness and other poor social outcomes. FASD and a Parent’s Perspective of Raising Children Affected by

FASD and the Criminal Justice System – A Poor Fit – 2015-11-17

People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are over-represented in the justice system. This session will describe the disability and emerging effective approaches which include collaboration across systems. An overview of activities in Ontario will be shared along with current provincial and federal initiatives. A video of people sharing their stories will be

Special Populations Primer: Acquired Brain Injury and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

To provide an overview of acquired brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and how individuals experiencing these conditions come into contact with the justice system. Across Ontario, many Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committees (HSJCCs) work with these populations and the aim of this webinar is to make the