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FASD Key Worker

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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:

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 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.

 

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

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.

FAQs

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).

People who have Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (CDBCs) may have significant difficulties in multiple areas of function, including:

  • Development & learning
  • Adaptive & social skills
  • Mental health
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