A Meeting with My Mentor: 10 FASD Tips from Donna Debolt
Donna Debolt is a social worker in private practice. She translated 30 years working in Child Protection into becoming an outspoken advocate for individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure. In her role as an FASD Specialist, Donna challenges the Systems to develop and implement prevention, intervention, and management strategies so that families and communities can successfully cope and plan for meaningful futures for these individuals with complex needs. In addition to her private practice, Donna has developed curriculum and taught at Lethbridge College, provided clinical support to a nationally recognized justice project and has overseen an innovative research program targeting practice standards that is hoped will create expertise in Child Welfare practice and improve outcomes for children and youth suspected or diagnosed with FASD.