Have you heard of the Canadian FASD Mentoring Project?
The purpose of this project is to raise awareness of FASD by providing workshops to Aboriginal Head Start sites in Urban and Northern communities (AHSUNC) across Canada. A group of FASD mentors from across Canada has been trained to deliver these workshops. During the workshops, mentors will share information about alcohol, pregnancy, FASD, and strategies for working with individuals who may have FASD and their families.
Canada has 134 Aboriginal Head Start Urban and Northern off-reserve sites in Canada. These sites provide community-based early intervention, preschool, or daycare services to Indigenous children and their families.
Many ASUNC projects are located in remote areas where on-site training is particularly hard to come by. Having FASD Mentors travel to these communities is a valuable opportunity.