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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

FASD refers to the spectrum of permanent birth defects caused to babies when mothers drink alcohol while pregnant. Hoping to help reduce the numbers of babies born with FASD, BCACCS, together with a group of Aboriginal youth, developed a video that targets teenagers who may wish to gain a greater awareness of and understanding about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. It also comes with a Facilitator's Toolkit that includes instructions, presentation notes, summary slides, agenda and workshop evaluation form.

DVD: The Best Start in Life: What Youth Need to Know about FASD

The video clip above is a short preview. The full video is 15 minutes long and is suitable for ages 12 and up. Developed by Aboriginal youth, it features messages from a doctor, a nurse, an Elder, several youth and a mother whose children have been affected by FASD. It also tells the true-to-life drama of Susan, a young woman who finds out she is pregnant and learns how to have a healthy pregnancy. The video is available on DVD or VHS and comes with a Facilitator's Toolkit.

Price for video and Facilitator's Toolkit: $35.00 (Includes shipping).

For more information contact reception@acc-society.bc.caor call 604-913-9128.