To share our knowledge, strength and collective wisdom with caregivers so that those living with FASD can grow and achieve. Our goal is to educate and provide strategies for those living with FASD.
Until then, if you need support please get in touch with us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our tips for caregivers
Information for School
This is for all parents with kids at school. This ‘Intro to Teachers’ is designed to help broadly explain FASD to school / teachers as well as provide space for you to personalise and add individual comments that might be useful in getting teachers to know you and your child.
For Information for School the most definitive resource on FASD in education in NZ: https://www.inclusive.tki.org.nz/guides/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-and-learning/
Information for Police/Justice
Read our Justice worker tips
FASD eyebite cards
FASD eyebite cards have been developed to help social workers, caregivers and professionals as practice triggers for planning and reflection. Consider how the card/s apply to the situation and use them to help to find ideas to confirm or imporove your practice or decision making. The video below, ‘Social work in action launching FASD eyebite cards’ interviews supervisor, Tessa Nottingham, who shares her experiences and knowledge of working with a young people person with FASD and demonstrates the cards. Eyebite cards are available from Fasd-Can Inc – please email Lee Tempest – email@example.com
Caregiver Support Groups
FASD-CAN Inc (NZ) are aware of a few support groups and professional network groups in Aotearoa. The following lists those we are aware of, but we ask you to note some of these are conducted independently of this national organisation.
We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm – 8.45pm in the lounge of the church in Blockhouse Bay. (Church of the Saviour, 2 Heaphy St, Blockhouse Bay.)
For Caregivers, hosted by Caregivers
For more information please contact:
Anna on 021 905 965 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross on 021 644 150 / email@example.com
We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 am. Gonville Community Room, Gonville Medical Centre, Abbot St, Whanganui
Contact Susan 021 022 43078
Wellington support group is made up of carers and professionals and aims to meet approximately monthly. For details of time and venue please contact Leigh Henderson – firstname.lastname@example.org OR Bernadette Jones – email@example.com
Coffee mornings – last Thursday of each month.
Information evenings 2nd Monday bimonthly 7pm onwards.
Please contact Claire Gerrard on 0274 490 459 for more information
‘Chch FASD Professionals Network” – Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/319624848857324/ We are a group of professionals, representing a range of disciplines. We are working to raise awareness of FASD within CHCH. We meet bimonthly. We are supported by The Collaborative Trust. We are interested in reaching out to professionals in Chch to support those with FASD. In 2018 we successfully ran a workshop in Chch attracting 100 people. This year we are hoping to support a Parent/ Caregiver training, to collaborate more closely with the local Māori community and to celebrate FASD Awareness Month. We are very happy to welcome new people who would like to join with us. Contact: Tracey firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets last Friday of every month at 10am at Otago Museum cafe.
Contact person is Anita Gibbs email@example.com