Welcome to FASD Research Project!
This research project is lead by Dr. Michelle Stewart at the University of Regina. Working with her team of students, Dr. Stewart has a multi-level research project that focuses on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Her research projects include three key areas:
- FASD and Social Justice: This multi-year, multi-stage project has included a cross-Canada research trip to meet with families and workers to discuss FASD programs and practices with attention to FASD across systems and the lifespan.
- Living with FASD: This multi-province partnership includes collaborations in BC and Saskatchewan that focus on the lived experiences of people with FASD and includes group interviews, community-based arts and participatory action research. Contact us for infographics available free of charge. Preliminary findings forthcoming.
- Improv and FASD: This pilot project focuses on a strengths-based approach to understanding FASD. Drawing together community-based artists, social science researchers, frontline workers and those living with FASD, this project is organized around improv workshops in which key themes are explored through arts.
THINGS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING….
Initially this page was created in Fall 2013, in response to requests for information when Dr. Stewart interviewed police and community organizations. The goal was to provide resources to frontline workers and a broader audience as part of Dr. Stewart’s SSHRC-sponsored research that ran from 2012-2015. Since 2015, Dr. Stewart has expanded her research to place an emphasis on the social justice issues that are often central in discussions about FASD and this is informed by the lived experiences of those that have FASD alongside the perspectives of their families and caregivers. In the coming months you will be able to find more information about preliminary findings, new research and further resources.
Until then, the website contains information on workshops and events and resources pertinent to professionals who work with individuals that have FASD. There is also a section about FASD in the news, as well as podcasts and research findings.
This web page is a product of Dr. Michelle Stewart’s research team from the University of Regina. This research has been made possible by the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, University of Regina and Canada FASD Research Network. For questions and/or comments regarding the research project or about upcoming events please feel free to contact us. Dr. Stewart is at the Strategic Lead for Justice Interventions with Canada FASD Research Network, the Director of the Community Research Unit, she is also an research affiliate to the Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre and Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit.