Present Our FASD Prevention Lesson

Prevention Powerpoint

Another option for high school teachers is to present our FASD Prevention lesson to their students. This option provides access to a prepared PowerPoint presentation, complete with supporting information for each slide and instructions for the activities. Teachers can reduce or expand the length of the lesson depending on how much time is available. The purpose for the lesson is to provide information about the potential harmful effects that drinking alcohol while pregnant may cause. If you are interested in presenting this information to your high school students, please click the link below. This will connect you with one of our Teacher Consultants, who will then provide the link to access the PowerPoint file.

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Explore FASD Prevention Resources

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    Family Life and Sexual Health Curriculum (F.L.A.S.H.)

    Reviewed January, 2007 (updated November, 2010)

    (Public Health - Seattle & King County)

    Comments

    revisions began in 2002; lesson plans; Special Education component updated in 2006

    POPFASD Note

    We have not seen or used the revised curriculum; perusal of the original curriculum makes us think it might be a very useful resource.

    Contents

    • divided into K - 4; 4 - 6; 7 - 8; 9 - 10; 11 - 12; Special Education: Secondary
    • lesson plans
    • addresses such issues as physical development, promotion of sexual health, prevention of disease, affection, interpersonal relationships, body image and gender roles

    To order hard copy

    Fill out and print the order form at http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx; prices vary, 1-5 copies of the Special Ed curriculum is $60.00 US each.

    To download

    For more information and free downloadable lesson plans, go to http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx.

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    9 Lives, I will Survive

    Reviewed January, 2011

    (Jan Crossen)

    Comments

    2007l 112 pages

    Contents

    An uplifting, yet realistic story which tells the story of Joshua who was adopted into an interracial family, with two white mothers. Joshua endures many struggles and overcomes multiple threats to his existence. It is a touching story with a therapeutic effect to heal the emotional wounds of adopted children, birth parents, and adoptive parents.

    The novel is written for preteens, teenagers, young adults, and those with low reading skills and is appropriate for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their parents, teachers, therapists, and social workers. Due to the sensitivity of issues raised, prescreening is recommended. As this novel is set in the United States, some references have an American historical focus.

    To order

    Order from Amazon

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    9 Lives, Cat Tales

    Reviewed January, 2011

    (Jan Crossen)

    Comments

    2008; 164 pages

    Contents

    The continuing story of Joshua where the reader begins by seeing how normal he appears to be and how desperately he wants to fit in and belong. As the novel continues, however, Joshua's behavioural challenges due to early exposure to alcohol, begin to emerge.

    The novel is written for preteens, teenagers, young adults, and those with low reading skills and is appropriate for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their parents, teachers, therapists, and social workers. Due to the sensitivity of issues raised, prescreening is recommended. As this novel is set in the United States, some references have an American historical focus.

    To order

    Order from Amazon

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    9 Lives, Full Circle

    Reviewed January, 2011

    (Jan Crossen)

    Comments

    2008; 152 pages

    Contents

    This is the final book in Jan Crossen's fictional trilogy inspired by her adopted son, Joshua. Like many teens, Josh struggles to understand his identity. He is a handsome and charismatic guy with a fabulous smile. Josh has a normal IQ, but experiences social, academic, and behavioral issues that are difficult to understand. Joshua reunites with his birth family members and realizes that he has an invisible disability. Josh has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders which is brain damage caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Josh must find a way to manage his disability and achieve his dreams.

    The novel is written for preteens, teenagers, young adults, and those with low reading skills and is appropriate for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their parents, teachers, therapists, and social workers. Due to the sensitivity of issues raised, prescreening is recommended. As this novel is set in the United States, some references have an American historical focus.

    To order

    Order from Amazon

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    9 Lives, Learning Opportunity Guides

    Reviewed January, 2011

    (Jan Crossen)

    Comments

    2010; 210 pages (teachers' edition) and 136 pages (students' edition); coil bound format.

    Note: POPFASD has not used this program in the classroom - if you know of anyone who has used this, please ivite the person to "post a comment".

    Contents

    This resource provides learning activities and background information to open dialogues about alcohol, pregnancy, family, adoption, diversity and drugs, while raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Specturm Disorders. Learners examine such themes as: sensitivity and tolerance, diversity, special needs, disabiltities, foster care, adoption, love, respect, bullying, safety, cultural heritage, traditions, sportsmanship, self-esteem, volunteerism and community. While much of the resource is in a question/answer format, there are also many suggested activities and excellent research resources.

    To order

    Order from Amazon

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    Teaching for the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Grades 1 - 12: A Resource for Teachers of Health and Life Skills, and Career and Life

    Reviewed November, 2006 (updated November, 2010)

    (Alberta Learning; Patricia Shields et al)

    Comments

    2002; 292 pages; 8 x 11 format; binder format; many worksheets; 212 pages

    Contents

    This resource provides learning activities and background information for learner outcomes related to alcohol use and FASD. The goal of this resource is to raise awareness of the effects and characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) through learning activities that teachers can incorporate into the health and life skills programs. It provides strategies, activities and student information sheets focusing on the prevention of alcohol use and abuse during pregnancy. A handout for community resource people offers tips for working with students and outlines the specific goals and learning outcomes for the (Alberta) health program. The resource has a focus on three themes: understanding relationships, dealing with feelings, and managing risks and making personal choices. Strategies for Grades 1 . 3 level focus on building skills to make healthy choices and do not directly address FASD. Strategies at the Grades 4 . 6, Grades 7 . 9, and Grades 10 . 12 focus on building skills for healthy choices and integrate content and activities that directly address FASD.

    Note: This resource may be suitable for use with BC learning outcomes for Health and Career Education K to 7, Health and Career Education 8 and 9, Planning 10 and the Graduation Portfolio (if required!).

    To order hard copy

    The Learning Resources Centre, $12.85; ISBN 9780778513445; ISBN - 10: 0778513440; online order #46747; see website at: http://www.lrc.education.gov.ab.ca or mail order to 12360-142 Street, NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 4X9 (toll-free in BC: 1-888-310-7777)

    To download

    http://www.education.gov.ab.ca/fasd and click on Teaching for the Prevention...

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    Tough Kids and Substance Abuse: a drug awareness program for children with ARND, FAS, FAE and cognitive disabilities

    Reviewed November, 2006 (updated November, 2010)

    (Addictions Foundation of Manitoba)

    Comments

    First edition: 2000 Second edition 2004; 292 pages; 8 x 11 format; coil bound; many worksheets

    Note: POPFASD has not used this program in the classroom - if you know of anyone who has used this, please have them write a comment. Also note that the curriculum was written in 2000 prior to current research on "brain-based behaviour".

    Contents

    Features a new drug awareness program that provides educators and other youth community professionals with practical strategies related to educating this group of youth about alcohol, inhalant and other drug issues. The resource book is divided into four units:

    • Where Do We Begin? Assessing Students' Knowledge (5 lessons)
    • How Does Substance Abuse Affect the Body? (3 lessons)
    • What are Feelings? (3 lessons)
    • Personalized Safety Plans

    Appendices include: bibliography, Materials, Drug Index, Internet Resources

    Also includes a great introduction which explains the O.N.E. S.T.E.P. approach or redesigning environments for students with FASD.

    To order hard copy

    The William Potoroka Memorial Library, 1031 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8; Telephone 204-944-6233 or Fax 204-772-0225; ISBN 1894684168 ($15.00 + shipping)

    To download

    http://www.afm.mb.ca/AFM Library/documents/ToughKidsBook.pdf

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    FASD Resource Toolkit Second Edition

    Reviewed November, 2009 (updated November, 2010)

    (2009; Northern Family Health Society, Prince George, BC; Tricia Wright and Caitlin Mischki,writers; funded by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC))

    Comments

    revised 2009; 8 x 11. hard copy; manual format; 141 pages; also available on CD (see below)

    Contents

    • description of programs and services throughout the province (eg CAPC, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), Aboriginal Head Start (AHS))
    • glossary of terms
    • organization of Tooklit
      • 4 sections
        • FASD information
        • Prevention and Awarness
        • Support
        • Building Community Capacity
      • at the end of each section is a toolbox describing resources - each of these resources is presented with a variety of information, very user-friendly
    • section on "Shining Examples - Promising Practices" - examples of "what's working" in the province of BC
    • appendices: references, contact lists, project lists, websites

    The Resource Toolkit is an interagency collaboration of FASD Champions under the auspices of the provincial FASD Mentoring Project (funded by PHAC) from the entire provincial network of PHAC programs such as CAPC, CPNP and AHS (see above for interpretation of all these acronyms!). This revised edition creates a resource which is useful for anyone who is interested in learning more about FASD.

    To order hard copy of FASD Resource Toolkit Second Edition

    contact 250-561-2689; $75.00 (includes shipping and a binder)

    FASD Resource CD For Service Providers

    A great and varied collection of resources to accompany and enhance the FASD Resource Toolkit (see above). Includes articles by Jan Lutke and Nathan Ory, ideas for hands-on activities, powerpoint presentations, hand-outs, .tip sheets. and many more resources.

    To order hard copy of FASD Resource CD for Service Providers

    Contact 250-561-2689 ($75.00 includes resource, cd, taxes and shipping within BC)

    To download

    http://www.nfhs-pg.org/research/resourcecd.html

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    Newly Non-Drinking Girl.s Guide to Pregnancy, The

    Reviewed December, 2007 (updated November, 2010)

    (Jackie Rose and Caroline Angel; Sourcebooks, Inc.)

    Comments

    2007; paperback; easy-to-read format and print; 5" x 7"; 232 pages. Reading level about gr 8 - 9; target audience: older teen/adult

    Contents

    Hilarious and sound advice on how to survive-if-not-thrive without alcohol while pregnant. From practical information on alcohol and pregnancy to fun advice on surviving birthdays and finding sobriety support at home, this is the perfect book for anyone who finds herself pregnant. Includes 50 fun recipes for mocktails.

    Note: POPFASD recommends the resource but does not agree with a statement on page 128. Also recommended (with the same concern) by a key worker.

    To order a hard copy

    http://www.amazon.ca ISBN: 9781402209208 $16.95 Can. + taxes and shipping