“FASD: What’s the Point” Workshop and Training – Summary

Thanks to everyone that attended this event on May 11. Special thanks to Cheryl Charron and Tara Castle for taking time out their busy days to share their insights with the crowd—thanks also to the great team of students and the University of Regina for hosting events like this that help connect campus with the community on key social justice issues.

All told we had just over 60 participants from a wide range of sectors including health, justice, social services and community organizations. The morning session featured hands-on strategies from frontline workers and the afternoon included a free one-hour refresher training and focus group.

Preliminary analysis of the surveys and focus group indicate an keen interest in having another event next year with great ideas coming in about different themes to explore including:

  • Speech Language and Occupation Therapy
  • The lived experiences of individuals living with FASD and the service delivery that best meets their needs
  • Discussion about FASD in the classroom and other challenges in the education system

The preliminary findings also indicate an interest in creating an FASD Directory of resources and contacts to help facilitate collaboration and case management.

There is more news to come on both of these items! For now we will leave you with a few news reports that covered the event.

Article in the Leader-Post (with video)

Story in Global News

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