Prevention


The prevention of FASD is done mainly through the Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP). The Camrose Association for Community Living, Midwest Family Connections in Lloydminster and Catholic Social Services facilitate this program. PCAP is a home visitation intervention program offered free of charge that works with women at risk of alcohol or drug use during pregnancy.

The main focus of the program is to provide mentorship to assist women in obtaining addictions treatment if necessary, maintaining recovery, and resolving the complex problems associated with substance abuse. Mentors help to ensure that children are in a safe environment and are receiving appropriate health care and effectively link families with community resources. They practice successful strategies for working with this population to reduce the risk of future drug and alcohol affected children by committing to working with mothers and their families for three years; beginning during pregnancy or 6 months postpartum. They also work with women who have a child diagnosed FASD and are still in their child bearing years and are currently using drugs or alcohol. Mentors offer regular home visits and link women and their families with comprehensive community resources to address needs in all areas of a woman’s life and to help women identify personal goals and the steps necessary to achieving those goals.

For PCAP services in Camrose, Tofield, Killam, Wainwright, Provost and their larger areas contact Stacey Olstad at 780-672-0257 or solstad@cafcl.org for more information.

For PCAP services in Lloydminster and it’s greater area contact Midwest Family Connections at 306-825-5911 or 1-866-651-5911 for more information.

For First Nation PCAP services for the residents of Maskwacis and area First Nations contact Catholic Social Services at 780-352-5535 for more information.

Support Services


The Prairie Central FASD Association funds several Support Services for children, youth, adults and their families that are provided at no charge across the region.

McMan Youth, Family and Community Services

FASD Outreach programs are offered to children, youth, adults and their families. FASD Community Outreach works to educate about the effects of alcohol, support and encourage healthy choices, encourage diagnosis, assist in understanding FASD, assist in FASD intervention strategies, develop long term plans for families, and assist in accessing supports through extended family and the community.

  • Camrose and greater area: Provide Child, Youth and Family based services. Contact Sherri-Lee Marshall at 780-608-6676 for more information
  • Drayton Valley and greater area: Provide Child, Youth, Adult and Family based services. Contact McMan Services at 780-898-1134  for more information.

Catholic Social Services

FASD Outreach programs are provided to children, youth, adults and their families. FASD Community Outreach works to educate about the effects of alcohol, support and encourage healthy choices, encourage diagnosis, assist in understanding FASD, assist in FASD intervention strategies, develop long term plans for families, and assist in accessing supports through extended family and the community.

  • Wainwright and greater area: Provide Child, Youth, Adult and Family based services. Contact Paula Iverson at 780 842 6899, Ext 3117 or paula.iverson@cssalberta.ca.
  • Wetaskiwin and greater area: Provide Adult and Family based services. Contact Paula Iverson at 780 842 6899, Ext. 3117 or paula.iverson@cssalberta.ca.

The Open Door

FASD Outreach programs are provided to older youth, adults and their families. FASD Community Outreach works to educate about the effects of alcohol, support and encourage healthy choices, encourage diagnosis, assist in understanding FASD, assist in FASD intervention strategies, develop long term plans for families, and assist in accessing supports through extended family and the community.

  • Camrose and greater area: Provide Adult and Family based services. Contact The Open Door FASD Support at 780-679-6803

Lakeland Centre for FASD Society

FASD Outreach programs for children, youth, adults and their families. Outreach Coordinators work with families and caregivers of children with FASD, Adults with FASD, schools and community agencies who support individuals with FASD, to educate on the effects of alcohol, support and encourage healthy choices, encourage diagnosis, assist in understanding FASD, assist in FASD intervention strategies, develop long term plans for families, and assist in accessing supports through extended family and the community.

  • Lamont, Minburn and Two Hills Counties: Provide Child, Youth, Adult and Family services. Contact Lakeland Centre at 780-594-9905

Supportive Coaching/Consultations/Education

Provide guided advice, intervention support, and on-going clinical support that is meaningful and valuable to families and the agencies that support the client and their families. This support gives participants an increased understanding of the unique needs of the person with FASD and creates a shared understanding of the client among family members and support workers, school, and any others that may be involved in supporting the client. Public education learning sessions are also available for your community.

  • Prairie Central FASD Association Area: This service is accessible by all families, agencies, and school divisions within the catchment area. Contact Jen Willes at 587-386-0186, Ext. 1  or j.willes@prairiecentralfasd.ca to book a consult.

For more information on other services that may be available in your area for individuals with an FASD and their families or support persons please contact Jen Willes at 587-386-0186, Ext.1