Full Circle Support - Parenting with FASD
Fact: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a broad term that describes a range of disabilities affecting those who were exposed to alcohol while still in the womb. Some of the resulting diagnoses include: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), and alcohol-related birth defects (ARDB).
What's more: According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, FASD can only occur when a person is exposed to alcohol while in the womb. FASD is brain damage that cannot be cured. Children and adults who have FASD may have trouble learning and controlling their behavior. However, people with FASD can still lead productive lives when provided with support services.
At the Friendship Centre, our doors are open: Our Full Circle Support Program offers information on how to reduce the incidence of FASD in our community. We also provide around the clock, seven days a week support to those who are currently dealing with the disorder.
How we can help: We will work with you to help develop your pro-active parenting techniques and strategies, including life skills, budgeting, menu and recreation planning, as well as participation and discipline techniques. We offer transportation to and from your necessary appointments. We offer support, seven days a week, to assist parents with issues; verbal assurance by phone and in- person; and we also help with interventions when required.
For more information about services provided by the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre, please call 250.847.5211 or visit www.dzelkant.com.
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