The prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is critical to the success and achievement of Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan’s goals and targets, all of which have the aim of reducing the incidence of FASD. The plan intends to ensure an overwhelming majority of Albertans have heard of FASD, that Albertans understand the implications of FASD; change the behavior of Albertans; and assist mothers in reducing the harm from alcohol use during pregnancy.
The Prevention Conversation Project Objectives:
- Increase the capacity of education, health and social service providers across the province to educate and support youth, women and their partners, and communities using evidence-based practices to screen for alcohol use in pregnancy and intervene appropriately and effectively.
- Increase awareness among youth, women of child-bearing age and their partners, and communities about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
- Increase knowledge of community resources available to youth, women and their partners, and communities who may be concerned about alcohol consumption during early pregnancy.
- Create community connections between the education, health and social services and the FASD Service Networks to develop wrap around services.
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