Explaining the impact of substance abuse to children and their parents

The National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization has developed a picture book story for 5-8 year olds about substance use during pregnancy and brain development.

It combines storytelling with science and includes a guide on brain development for caregivers and parents. Available in French and English, it  may be a valuable tool for First Nation & Inuit health workers (CHRs, CHNs, NADAP Workers), Child & Family Services, Child welfare system, Foster families, School Boards, and Correctional Services.

The organization has just received funding from Health Canada for a second printing. You can order a copy from the Resource section of their web site.