The Wellness Resiliency and Partnership (WRaP) project provided school-based individualized mentorship and coaching supports for children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in schools from 2009 – 2017. The goal of the project was to maximize school engagement, increase academic success and enhance students’ social, emotional, and physical well-being.
The WRaP 2.0: FASD Coaching Partnership Project is a five-year collaboration (February 2021 to January 2026) between the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Community and Social Services and Alberta’s 12 FASD Service Networks that seeks to maintain the same goals as the WRaP Project while extending supports province wide.
Through the services of FASD Instructional Coaches, including at-the-elbow assistance and professional development, school authority staff will be supported to enhance their capacity to meet the education needs of students with FASD (Early Childhood Services – Grade 12).
· Increase the capacity of teachers and schools to meet the educational needs of children and youth (ECS to Grade 12) with FASD.
· Teachers and school leaders will increase their knowledge and skills regarding how to support students with FASD by engaging in current best practices as shared by the FASD Networks through FASD instructional coaches.
· Schools will enhance their capacity by incorporating FASD-informed approaches into their classroom communities, as part of a continuum of supports and services.