Filmed on the Beardy's and Okemasis Reserve in Saskatchewan, Precious Gift deals with the issue of drinking during pregnancy. It portrays a real life situation focusing on the life of a young Aboriginal woman, who is pregnant and seeks guidance about making healthy choices from friends and family.
Screening for Alcohol Use
Information Card, 2007
This screening tool has been adapted with permission from Best Start Resource Centre (Ontario). This tool helps health professionals screen for the level of alcohol risk in women of childbearing age. Research has shown that this screening tool has a higher sensitivity level for use with women than other screening tools.Audience: Healthcare ProfessionalsSKU: 3-140
Binge Drinking: Facts and Consequences
Drinking to get drunk, or binge drinking, is a common occurrence among teens that use alcohol. Teens report many reasons for their preoccupation with drinking. For some, drinking is meant to relieve stress or help them fit in socially. For others it is used to celebrate and have a good time. In this program real teens share their reasons for drinking and the grave consequences that resulted from their behavior. Experts in the field of alcohol use present the hard facts teens need to know about alcohol’s toxicity and teen vulnerability. Real teens talk about: how to handle peer pressure to drink; the effect of drinking on relationships; the ineffectiveness of alcohol for stress reduction; loss of trust with parents; and the negative effect drinking has on school work. Dramatic accounts from two teens, one who was almost raped and one who almost died while drinking heavily, bring home the seriousness of binge drinking.SKU: 3-V-364
Learning about FASD – Modules
Guide and Manual, 2009
This resource is for post-secondary instructors and professors to assist them in providing information and education about FASD in professional programs where students, upon graduation, may work with women of childbearing age. The programs include health care, education, justice, addictions, psychology, social work, and other community service programs. The CD contains digital copies of the printed resource “Learning About FASD: A Teaching Package for Post-Secondary Institutions” as well as a copy of a PowerPoint that can be used in classrooms. Both the PowerPoint and written modules contain case studies, activities, and discussion questions that can be used to adapt the presentation to make it useful for any group.
Click the Download File button below to get all the modules or click just the modules that you want from the following links:
- Module One: Values Attitudes and Stereotypes
- Module Two: What is FASD
- Module Three: Alcohol Women and Pregnancy
- Module Four: Youth and Alcohol Use
- Module Five: Supporting Women Who Drink During Pregnancy
- Module Six: Impact of Alcohol on Fetal Development
- Module Seven: Referral and Diagnosis
- Module Eight: Primary Disabilities and Secondary Disabilities
- Module Nine: Prevention of FASD
- Module Ten: FASD and the Media
- Module Eleven: Services In Saskatchewan
FASD: Realities and Possibilities – the Myles Himmelreich Story
Myles Himmelreich is a young man who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He eloquently speaks about his experiences, including both his challenges and his many successes. Myles is a seasoned presenter who has told his story to national and international audiences including professionals, caregivers, and individuals who are affected by FASD.
In this documentary, Myles courageously tells his story, speaking candidly about the issues he continues to face, as well as the strategies he has used to manage and overcome them. Tom Simes, a filmmaker who is passionate about FASD education, has collaborated with Myles and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute to create a resource that captures the engaging and informative style of Myles’ presentations.
This resource includes an accompanying DVD guide, which provides discussion questions and additional information about FASD. This resource is appropriate for anyone wanting to understand more about FASD from an honest and personal perspective. Also available for LOAN, under resource number 3-V-300.SKU: 3-132