We envision a region with no new FASD births and where currently affected individuals are well supported.
To establish and ensure that accurate information about FASD, effective prevention, diagnosis and support services are available in the region.
About LAKELAND FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER SOCIETY
The Society operates the Lakeland Centre for FASD in the northeast corner of Alberta and offers a wide range of services in the areas of Diagnosis for children and adults; post diagnostic supports and prevention services. The LCFASD is a leader in the development of services for individuals with FASD and thier families in rural communties. We were the first FASD diagnostic clinic in the province for children and the first adult FASD diagnostic clinic in the country.
In post diagnostic supports we provide outreach workers to work with individuals, families and communities. Also offered are parent/caregiver support groups, art therapy groups for clients; summer camp for kids; employment supports for adults; and transition planning for youth to ease the tranistion to adult services.
In prevention supports the LCFASD operates an intensive outreach program called Mothers to be Mentorship and follows the Parent Child Assistance Program model (PCAP). This program offers 3 years of support to assist women struggling with addictions to get their lives back on track.
LCFASD offers gender and age specific overnight summer camps where children diagnosed with FASD can be themselves, meets others, create friendships and have a positive & enjoyable camp experience. Visit our website to see pictures.
The 2nd Floor Women's Recovery Centre
The LCFASD has opened a unique to Canada, a long term residential alcohol & drug treatment program for women of childbearing age. This is a provincial service so women can come from anywhere in Alberta; there is also a fee for service bed for women outside of Alberta to access. Individual treatment plans are designed to strenghen each individual woman's physical, mental, spiritual & emothional health. The program works on a model of gender specific, harm reduction, trauma informed, strength based, holistic care and focues on future lifestyle, holistic therapies, employment, parenting, and health, personal care.
What People Are Saying
"I am extremely proud of the Lakeland FASD Society employees and volunteers that make our agency so successful for so many individuals. "
— Audrey McFarlane, Executive Director , CanFASD