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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:
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.
This film gives a close-up look into the lives of parents whose children have FASD. It was created by five courageous women from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. They are all members of the Healthy Generations Family Support Program. It is a very powerful, very honest window into their lives.
This film began as a photovoice research project. Each woman was asked to take photos that provide a look into her life as a parent of a child with FASD and to write a narrative about the photo. The National Film Board of Canada’s CITIZENShift assisted by making the photos and the narratives into this short film.
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.
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