Stay informed about local news and events! Check this page often for items like new research, programs, professional development opportunities, education and fundraisers.
If you have a news item or event listing that you’d like to share, please e-mail email@example.com or call 403-249-7215.
Lakeland FASD Summer Camp
Lakeland FASD Summer Camp is taking registrations for children and youth ages 7 - 17. Campers are boys and girls with an FASD diagnosis and they can come from anywhere in Canada. For more information and to register, call 780-594-9905 or visit www.lcfasd.com.
Take Part in a U of C/Alberta Children's Hospital Study on the Effects of Alcohol on a Child's Brain
Researchers are seeking participants in this study aged 3-6 years old who were exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. Participants will undergo a cognitive and behavioural assessment and MRI scan. Caregivers will receive a summary of the child's cognitive and behavioural function, an image of the child's brain and reimbursement of travel costs. The child will also receive a toy.
If you're interested in this study, please contact Preeti Kar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-955-2966. For more information, visit www.developmentalneuroimaginglab.ca.
Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative Survey
Researchers from the University of Guelph and Western University are conducting research into risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning for four populations identified as experiencing increased vulnerability for domestic homicide: Indigenous populations; immigrants and refugees; rural, remote, and northern populations; and children exposed to domestic violence. If you work in the areas of domestic violence risk assessment, risk management, or safety planning, you're invited to participate in this survey. You'll also find more information about the study at the survey link.
Caring home providers needed for youth
There is a large need for supported housing for youth who are suspected or diagnosed with FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder). McMan Calgary and Area is searching for caring home providers that are willing and able to provide housing and support in their own homes to vulnerable youth. As a home provider with McMan Calgary and Area, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the youth in our program by providing a safe and meaningful home environment. As a home provider, you will work closely with the Housing Coordinator and will be compensated for housing a youth in your home. For more information, contact Angela Floratos, Program Supervisor at email@example.com or call 403-508-0807. See the program poster.
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At 9:09 on September 9 (the ninth day of the ninth month) – a time inspired by the nine months of pregnancy – people across the world gather every year to celebrate the successes of families and individuals affected by FASD.
Click here to see photos and an update from our most recent FASD Day Breakfast.
Caregivers Night Out
The CFAN Caregivers Advisory Committee presented the Caregivers Night Out February 25, 2017. See here for pics of this fun evening!