FASD Key Worker
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) describes a range of disabilities that may affect people exposed to alcohol before birth, Including Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (CDBCs).
What are Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions?
People who have CDBCs may have significant difficulties in multiple areas of function, including:
- Development & learning
- Adaptive & social skills
- Mental health
Key Worker & Family Support Services
The role of the Key Worker is to assist families in understanding FASD and CDBCs by providing information, support and advocacy specific to the needs of each family.
The services include:
- FASD education for parents and community
- Advocacy for the family and child
- Case Management
- Resources & referrals
- Family support through the assessment process
- Assistance to families in the implementation of the assessment recommendations
- Strategies and interventions with families
The Key Worker recognizes that each family is unique and provides support that builds on a family’s strengths.
For More Information
FASD Family Support Worker/Key Worker
Family Support Groups
The FASD Family Support groups are available to parents, caregivers and family members of children and youth suspected or diagnosed as having Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and/or Complex Behavioural Development Conditions.
The services include:
- Support to parents attending the Caregiver Support Group
- Information sharing/facilitation of small group meetings
- Opportunities for peer support
- Community education for capacity building/understanding
The support group provides a safe and confidential environment for caregivers, (birth, adoptive, foster, extended families) to share experiences and strategies, problem solve, access current information and identify the child’s strengths.
Eligibility & Fees
Services are provided to families of:
- Children & youth with confirmed or probable FASD
- Child & youth with neurological conditions similar to FASD
This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Service is provided to families free of charge.