Alberta

University of Alberta

Cognitive Habilitation Using a Mathematics Intervention for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure 

|Researcher: Katrina Kully-Martens|
|Funded by: CIHR|

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The Utility of the Neurobehavioral Screening Tool in Screening for FASD

|Researcher: Carmen Rasmussen|
|Funded by: The Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research (CFFAR) and the Brewers Association of Canada (BAC)|

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Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

|Researcher: Carmen Rasmussen|
|Funded by: CIHR|

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Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neurodevelopment

|Researcher: Carmen Rasmussen and Christian Beaulieu|
|Funded by: CIHR|

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Incorporating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder into a Restorative Model of Justice

Project Description:

The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation is an Aboriginal community in northwest central Alberta where innovative justice services are being delivered based on restorative justice concepts. In the last several years the issue of FASD has been raised by the Alexis Justice Committee, who determined that effective services were not being delivered for individuals affected by the disorder. As a result, a partnership was formed between the Justice Committee and the Northwest Central Alberta FASD Services Network (Network) to provide clinical services to adult offenders suspected of being affected by FASD. The Justice Committee refers clients for assessment, the results of which guide the court in providing FASD-informed services. The partnership’s goal is to improve outcomes for individuals in the Alexis justice system, enhance community capacity for FASD clinical services, decrease costs associated with ineffective justice services, increase access to adult FASD services, and promote community engagement in FASD intervention and prevention. Since the project’s inception, researchers from the University of Alberta have been invited to work alongside the Justice Committee, Network, and the community to study the impact of the partnership. Specifically, the study is looking at whether FASD-informed justice services lead to: 1) enhanced offender satisfaction, 2) improved criminal outcomes and social success for offenders, and 3) deeper understanding of FASD among the community and service providers.

Keywords: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, assessment/diagnosis, justice services, community collaboration

Time frame: 2011-2017

|Researcher: Katherine Wyper|
|Funded by: SSHRC|

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FASD Awareness and Prevention Campaign: Engaging Alberta Pharmacists

|Researcher: Sharon Mitchell|
|Funded by: Alberta Health|

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