Health Promotion Through Youth Engagement: An Environmental Scan of Canadian Programs
Issues of youth alcohol and drug use, sexual health, and mental health are inextricably linked, and youth with limited access to services and resources are likely at an increased risk of related harms. Extensive research has demonstrated the effectiveness of youth engagement supported by adult allies for addressing youth health, particularly the prevention of alcohol-related harms and the promotion of sexual health. This report shares information about youth engagement programs and activities across Canada that deliver harm reduction, health-promoting programming for youth that are harder to reach and/or those who experience marginalization based on identity, geographic location, class, etc. The purpose of this document is to provide inspiration, context, and contacts from existing programs to facilitate the development of innovative youth engagement programs in Saskatchewan.SKU: 3-014
Learning about FASD – Modules
Guide and Manual, Revised 2020
The Learning about FASD Modules were developed for use by post-secondary instructors, professors, and anyone wishing to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Each module has been updated to reflect the most current research. Here you will find modules (with references) as they are brought up-to-date.
The modules can be used in professional programs where students, upon graduation, may work with women of childbearing age. The programs may include health care, education, justice, addictions, psychology, social work, and other community service programs.
Click the Download File button below to get all the modules or click just the modules that you want from the following links:SKU: 3-146
FASD Awareness Day Package
Booklet, Revised 2019
This package includes background information on FASD Awareness Day and suggestions for activities. It also includes a planning and reporting form to track activities.SKU: 3-127
Let’s Talk About Prenatal Development
Powerpoint Presentation, 2019
To understand what happens to an unborn baby when she is exposed to alcohol, it is helpful to take a look at pregnancy and how the baby grows inside the mother. We can then better understand how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder happens.SKU: 3-149
Let’s Talk About Alcohol
Powerpoint Presentation, 2019
Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Canada. This PowerPoint provides information about alcohol so we know what it really is; what happens when we drink it; how it impacts us, our children, and our community; and how to reduce harms.SKU: 3-148
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.SKU: 3-009
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.SKU: 3-007
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:SKU: 3-141
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.SKU: 3-103