FASD AWARENESS DAY 2023 proclaimed by RMWB during NEAFAN’s event at Mac Island on Saturday, Sept. 9th 2023.

Empowering Communities through FASD Prevention Conversation

Welcome to FASD Prevention Conversation—an initiative focused on awareness and community engagement. Our program is dedicated to fostering understanding and dialogue surrounding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention. By reaching out to diverse groups, including Healthcare and Social Service Providers, Women of Childbearing Age (18-45), Partners, Families, and Friends, we aim to create a network of informed advocates committed to making a positive difference.

At the core of our efforts is the recognition of the crucial role of early intervention. We emphasize the significance of screening women within the childbearing age bracket for alcohol use, along with the potential risks associated with FASD. By enhancing support systems and involving community members and primary care providers, we hope to create an environment where women feel heard and understood.

Prevention Conversation is about more than just raising awareness; it’s about igniting conversations that lead to change. Our approach is built on empathy and non-judgmental communication, allowing for open discussions about alcohol use during pregnancy. By fostering a safe space for dialogue, we empower individuals to be part of the solution.

Education is the cornerstone of our endeavor. By equipping service providers with the tools they need, we enable them to engage women in informative discussions about FASD prevention. Our program’s overarching goal is to empower communities with the knowledge required to decrease the prevalence of FASD and its associated challenges.

For those seeking to explore FASD Prevention Conversation further, we invite you to connect with our dedicated FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator, Amy Tobin. Amy possesses a wealth of information and insights about the program’s objectives and implementation within the context of our non-profit organization.

Amy Tobin

FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator

McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Assoc.

Fort McMurray, AB

Email: amy.tobin@mcman.ca

Phone: 780-715-9729

Thank you for considering FASD Prevention Conversation—a platform that aspires to create a lasting impact through education, dialogue, and community involvement. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and families within our community.

The Prevention Conversation

The Prevention Conversation is an innovative approach that focuses on the unique role healthcare professionals and social service providers can play in engaging women of childbearing age in supportive and non-judgemental conversations about alcohol use and pregnancy.

Free training is available through NEAFAN for anyone interacting with women of childbearing age. The Prevention Conversation continues to increase community awareness about FASD, raise the profile of the FASD Service Networks and strengthen community partnerships.

For more information, go to the Prevention Conversation website or connect directly with Amy Tobin, the NEAFAN Prevention Conversation facilitator – 

Email: amy.tobin@mcman.ca

Phone: 780-715-9729

Let’s Get Real

The Let’s Get Real conversation targets and informs adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 about healthy lifestyle choices, including information on drinking, being sexually active and using protection.

For more information, go to the Let’s Get Real website.