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Date(s) - 27/10/2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 Effective Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth with FASD in the Justice System /Webinaire: Traitement efficace contre la toxicomanie destiné aux jeunes atteints de l’ensemble des troubles causés par la ETCAF dans le système de justice

The Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice Canada invites you to attend a free webcast presented by:

  • Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan,
  • Dr. Maya Peled and
  • Mr. Michael Anderson

Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are over-represented in the criminal justice system and are experiencing high rates of substance abuse problems. This webcast aims to enhance our understanding of the needs of justice-involved youth with FASD and of promising practices in treating substance abuse among these youth. Projects undertaken by the FASD Society for British Columbia (The Asante Centre), the McCreary Centre Society and Addictions Foundation of Manitoba will be featured.
Our presenters will share information about effective substance abuse treatment for youth with FASD in the justice system, including:

  • What we know from existing research on FASD and substance abuse treatment and how we can use this research to design effective treatment methods for youth with FASD in the justice system;
  • Promising approaches that have been employed by substance abuse treatment programs serving individuals with FASD;
  • What young people with FASD have experienced in terms of the risks associated with FASD, service barriers, and effective treatment and supports; and
  • The experience to date of an ongoing pilot project to provide addictions services to youth in the justice system with FASD.

Pre-registration is required – please register here to view this webcast*

Once registered, a URL will be sent to participants. Participants will have an opportunity to send questions for the speakers via email during the webcast. The presentation will be delivered in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.