October 29, 2019

A unique forum on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) that saw children, youth, caregivers and key decision-makers come together recently in Victoria has highlighted the need for impactful and positive change to the system of supports for a population of young people that has generally been underserved.

The Oct. 25 forum, Sharing Experiences for Change, is one component of an extensive RCY research project designed to understand the current system of supports and the gaps, challenges and opportunities to improve that system for children and youth living with FASD and their families. A public report will be released in spring 2020 that will also reflect input from community dialogues, policy analysis, literature and jurisdictional reviews and service provider interviews.