Private Support and Discussion Groups
The FFCNWT has a private Facebook community. Because we must be cautious about confidentiality, the groups are CLOSED to the public. Our groups are monitored by experienced staff from our office who will be able to assist you. The only way you can access the groups is if you send a request by email to our office. We will then give you the rules and guidelines that we have for the groups and once you accept them, we will add you to the group. The next time you log on to Facebook, anything that is posted in the group will be added to your newsfeed. It's that simple!!
Head to the contact page to send us a message with your interest in joining the closed Facebook groups. Or read below for a specific group you may want to join.
FOSTER FAMILY COALITION OF THE NWT
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Staff at the FFCNWT are trained and educated to work with children and youth who have FASD. They can also provide guidance and support to caregivers or other people in a youth's support network on how to best support a child or youth with FASD. No matter who you are, please feel free to give us a call or send an email to one of out staff.
NWT FASD Webinars, in partnership with CanFASD
The Foster Family Coalition, in partnership with CanFASD, produced 5 webinars about FASD in the terriory. Check them out below.
How to support friends and family to avoid alcohol while they are pregnant
Check out these posters that provide ideas of what to do with your pregnant friends and family to support them through a healthy pregnancy.
FASD Awareness Day
Every year on September 9, we celebrate the successes of families and individuals who are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. This day is special; it is the 9th day of the 9th month, which celebrates the 9 months that babies spend in their mothers' wombs.
This day exists to increase awareness around FASD in the community. Too many people are unaware of FASD, its prevalence, and the daily challenges that individuals with FASD face. By increasing FASD awareness and education, professionals and community members will have a better understanding of barriers that folks with FASD face, and they can begin to contribute to the removal of these barriers.
We want to promote respect and support in the NWT (and throughout the world!) for people affected by FASD, recognize the importance of FASD prevention and early intervention, and encourage everyone to support pregnant people in having alcohol-free pregnancies for the well-being of future generations.
We also want people to recognize that FASD is a whole body disability that is often invisible and affects the brain, and so individuals with FASD have unique challenges and needs. Knowing about these challenges will help community members make life better for those with FASD.