The 5th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD is being held in Vancouver, BC next week and several members and friends of our  Network Action Team will be presenting.

If you’re attending, be sure to check out:

Supporting Marginalized Youth Who have FASD Behaviours/ Characteristics – Lessons for Policy and Practice

Deborah Rutman and colleagues will share frontline lessons and findings from an external evaluation of a three-year youth outreach program in a small rural community. This session will highlight the complexity of life experiences of marginalized adolescents who may have FASD, and the policy and ethical issues resulting from the intersection of multiple systems (social services, justice, child welfare, health, and education).

FASD Prevention for Women Living with FASD

Noella Gentes and Dee Harvey from the InSight Mentor Program in Manitoba will focus on strategies for working with adult women who have FASD and substance use problems to prevent FASD. They will provide an overview of the InSight Mentor Program, the women served, what works and continued challenges.

(For more on this topic, see previous post FASD Mentoring Programs in Canada, December 7, 2011)

Towards an Evaluation Framework for Community-Based FASD Prevention and FASD Support Programs

Marilyn Van Bibber, Deborah Rutman, and Carol Hubberstey will describe the results of a recent project related to principles and practices for evaluation of multi-system FASD prevention and intervention programs serving pregnant women and mothers, and for multi-disciplinary programs serving diagnosed and undiagnosed youth and adults living with FASD.

Building Our Home Fires – A Women’s Health/FASD Prevention Project in the Northwest Territories

Dorothy E Badry and the Building Our Home Fires Team Members will present a poster on an ongoing participatory research project in northern Canada.

Learn more about the conference here.