A Normal Life
This video looks at the challenges of living with FASD through the eyes of three adults with FASD. Their parents share their insights and strategies. The video presents success stories of early intervention and diagnosis in reducing secondary disabilities commonly experienced by individuals with FASD.SKU: 3-V-315
A Teratogen is NOT a Dinosaur
This poster describes alcohol as a teratogen that can cause birth defects.SKU: 3-153
A Teratogen is NOT a Dinosaur
Information Card, 2017
This card provides information that alcohol is a teratogen and can harm an unborn baby.SKU: 3-154
Alcohol and Sexual Assault
Youth Action for Prevention partnered with the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program and the University of Saskatchewan student groups (USSU Women’s Centre, What’s Your Cap?, USSU Students’ Union) to develop an infographic for Sexual Assault Awareness Week on campus. This infographic can be shared to raise awareness regarding the connection between alcohol and sexual assault, and the importance of getting consent to all sexual acts.
Alcohol and the Brain
This video summarizes research that shows how alcohol affects parts of the brain, both immediately and long term. It also discusses theories on how alcohol causes addiction and some of the complications for treatment.SKU: 3-V-352
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
Blindsided by the Alcohol Industry
Youth Action for Prevention partnered with the What’s Your Cap? student group at the University of Saskatchewan to develop this educational infographic. It can be shared to raise awareness regarding the influence of the alcohol industry on young women’s drinking behaviours. This infographic was released September 2016 as part of Recovery Day activities on campus.
Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
The goal of this brochure is to provide guidelines to reduce health and safety risks for people who choose to drink alcohol. Through graphics it also provides a clear guide to what a drink is. Low-risk drinking helps to promote a culture of moderation and supports healthy lifestyles. This brochure is also available directly from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse at: www.ccsa.ca.SKU: 3-190
Cope shares the voices of Saskatchewan young people and how they cope with challenges in their lives. The aim is that youth throughout the province will connect with other young peoples’ experiences, feel supported, and learn about healthy ways of coping with difficulties in their lives.
What’s Inside? Creative works which reveal the thoughts and opinions of young people and how they cope with challenges in their lives; the culture of alcohol consumption; a young man’s experience with addiction issues; the impact of addictions on family members; and sex, alcohol, and consent. In addition, the magazine explores youth finding outlets through music, getting involved, youth conference planning, and much more.
Cope was developed as part of the Youth Action for Prevention Program; a youth-focused FASD prevention program that raises awareness about alcohol-related harms and supports youth to create positive change in their communities. The articles and art in this magazine can be used to start conversations about the role of alcohol in the lives of young people and society, and ways to promote resilience.SKU: 3-008
Enhancing Patient Care: Clinical Approaches to Addressing Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
Guide and Manual, 2007
This 40-page manual provides health care professionals with information on assessing the level of risk from alcohol use with women of childbearing age. This manual also provides information about women and alcohol use, use of the T-ACE screening tool, and brief motivational interviewing techniques. Included in the manual is a list of treatment and referral services based in Saskatchewan, along with links to national resources and organizations. Audience: health care professionals.
You can also download each section of the manual:
Everything You Need to Know about Alcohol in 22 Minutes
This DVD shows that teenage drinkers are more likely to experience health problems, school problems, and social dysfunction. It shows the effects of alcohol on the liver, immune system, and gastro-intestinal system, and how binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and death. It also explains how alcohol impacts brain development during adolescence and permanently damages parts of the brain associated with memory. The video details how a mother’s drinking during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and its impact on her child’s entire life. It includes first-person accounts of teens’ DUI tragedies, and describes the legal ramifications of underage drinking. The video helps viewers determine whether they have a drinking problem, plus where and how to get help.Audience: Grades 7-12SKU: 3-V-368
FASD Awareness Day Package
This package includes background information on FASD Awareness Day and suggestions for activities. It also includes a planning and reporting form to track activities.
FASD: Let’s Talk About It
This DVD contains 12 short videos with Myles Himmelreich. These videos may be used for viewing or in presentations. Topics include:
- What is FASD?
- FASD: A message for future parents
- Diagnosis: The start to a better understanding of FASD
- FASD: Doctors play an important role
- FASD: Prevention awareness, support, and understanding
- FASD: Let's move from shame to blame, to support and care
- FASD: Living with a brain and body disability
- FASD: No on/off switch
- FASD: Living with sensory issues and challenges
- FASD: Let’s support mothers and children
- FASD: I struggle but I also succeed
- FASD: Physical challenges
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
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fact Sheet, 2015
This fact sheet describes Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, how it occurs, general characteristics of someone with FASD, factors that influence the impact of alcohol, and prevention recommendations.