Registration for this November conference is now open

The Promising Practices, Promising Futures Alberta FASD Conference will be held on November 21 and November 22, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta. The schedule, registration guide, and other info are available on the Government of Alberta web site.

Plenary speakers include Martin Brokenleg, co-author of Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future and Gabor Mate, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction and Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.

NAT member, Dorothy Badry, will be presenting a session on “A Casework Practice Model for Children in Care with FASD: Developing Practice Knowledge for Children with FASD.” Other presentations related to prevention include:

  • “My Addiction was the Solution, My Problem is Abuse”: The Risks of Ignoring the Role of Violence in the Lives of Women Who Are Pregnant and Substance Using (Jill Cory, Alexxa Abi‐Jaoude, and Louise Godard)
  • Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Engaging Communities in FASD Awareness (Danna Ormstrup)
  • Towards Self‐Forgiveness and Self Worth: Journeys of Birth Mothers of Children with FASD (Megan Wood)
  • Overview of Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Clinical Guidelines (Doug Wilson)