The FASD Prevention Conversation is an important step in raising awareness and supporting the prevention of FASD in Alberta. It involves training health care and social services professionals to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to engage their clients/patients in a supportive and non-judgmental conversation about alcohol use during pregnancy, its lasting effects on the developing child, and resources and supports available to women of childbearing age.

What can I do to help prevent FASD?

Research shows that a brief, non-judgmental conversation about the effects of alcohol use and pregnancy can be very effective in motivating a woman’s decision about alcohol use and pregnancy.

The Prevention Conversation was developed to increase awareness and prevention in our adult population of childbearing age, 18-45 years. This training for professionals is focused on how to have these brief, non-judgmental conversations.

The Adolescent Project will increase education and awareness through train-the-trainer programs  for individuals/professionals who work with adolescent populations and through conversations with adolescents, specifically those 12-18 years old.

Topics include:

  • Alcohol
  • Binge drinking
  • Safer drinking strategies
  • Sex
  • Alcohol and sex
  • What is consent?
  • Birth control and contraception
  • Healthy pregnancies
  • FASD
  • Community resources

How can I learn more about how to have open, engaging, non-judgmental conversations about alcohol use and pregnancy?

Call Jen at 587-386-0133 or email to book an information session about engaging in open, supportive, non-judgmental conversations about alcohol use in pregnancy.

The Prairie Central FASD Association also offers information sessions on understanding FASD and the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy.

Extensive research has provided new information about alcohol use and pregnancy and it’s time we discussed the facts. Let’s talk about alcohol use and pregnancy, let’s have the Prevention Conversation!