Explore science through the creative arts! ‘Mother Nature’ leads us through an ideal pregnancy, free from alcohol. She shows us what a developing baby needs for good brain development and the impact that alcohol has on memory, relationships, and day-to-day living. She also paints a picture of what a person who has been exposed to alcohol might experience while growing up, and how we can make accommodations to make things easier for everyone. ‘Mother Nature’ will make you think, make you laugh, and warm your heart.
‘Mother Nature’ is Karmen Krahn-Schulties. She is the author of, and actor in, this creative one-woman play.
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 video explores the lives of four adolescents living with FASDs and the effects that prenatal alcohol exposure has had and continues to have on their journeys to finding independence, fulfillment, and understanding the world around them.
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.
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