CFAN staff and volunteer educators offer three different workshops tailored to the needs and goals of the audience. We are available for formal and informal presentations and enjoy working with both large and small audiences, from professionals to community members. Typical presentations range from 1 - 2 hours, but can be customized for staff meetings, lunch-and-learns, or any other learning opportunity.

For more information, call 403-249-7215 or e-mail To book a workshop, please submit the adjacent Request a Workshop form.


The Prevention Conversation


The Prevention Conversation is a practice-based workshop that aims to equip health and social service providers with the knowledge and skills to engage in brief, non-judgmental conversation about alcohol and pregnancy. Studies show brief interventions such as these are effective tools to inform and help change behaviour. In these interactive sessions, participants will

  • learn about FASD, its prevalence in Alberta and the effects on individuals and families
  • discuss the factors that influence alcohol use during pregnancy
  • review recent research in FASD prevention, including evidence for best practice
  • learn and practice strategies for talking about alcohol use with your clients
  •  learn about community resources available for women at risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancy

Promising Practices in FASD Supports

In this workshop, participants will learn evidence-based, FASD-informed strategies that assist service providers to identify and modify supports for individuals and families impacted by FASD to help set them up for success. Typical intake and service provision in areas such as justice, child and family services, mental health and addictions, and homelessness may miss the particular needs of individuals with FASD, creating barriers and challenges that lead to poor outcomes. This workshop is tailored to professionals in sectors such as justice, housing, and domestic violence.

Supported by Family and Community Support Services

Promising Practices in FASD Supports Self-Study Manual
Supported by Calgary Foundation and Calgary COOP Community Foundation



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