Community Support


It takes a whole community to prevent and treat FASD. A strong community is one in which people have information about FASD, nobody feels the need to drink while pregnant and children and adults with FASD are supported and able to flourish.

We support communities to develop diagnostic and treatment programs in their area, drawing on our extensive experience of building professional FASD treatment teams across the country. We can work with the coordinators of new FASD diagnostic and treatment clinics, even those in rural areas. We have prepared specifically-designed training and presentations to groups of all sizes, that could include frontline workers, parent groups, self-help groups, service groups, college or high school students.




College and High School Students


and Caregiver Groups


and Private Organizations






and Municipalities

Training regarding several aspects of FASD is available to schools, agencies and organizations in the Lakeland region. We tailor our presentations to meet the needs of individual groups and provide varying session lengths.

Options for training include:

  1. What You Need to Know About FASD: For Jr. and High School Students
    • different for different grade/age groups
  2. FASD 101: FASD Basics, “It’s About the Brain”
  3. FASD 201: Strategies for Identifying and Better Managing FASD in Your Environment
  4. When and How to Refer Someone for an FASD Diagnosis?
  5. The FASD Prevention Conversation:

Let’s Talk About Alcohol and Pregnancy: A Shared Responsibility

  • An interactive session that informs and invites the community to get involved in actively preventing FASD through planning, understanding, raising awareness and providing support to ensure the healthiest of pregnancies for our population.

“Let’s Get Real” About Alcohol and Pregnancy – The Adolescent Program

  • Provides a Train the Trainer session and Resources for CALM teachers, Health Teachers and Student Services staff to enable them to engage with young people (11 – 19 years old) in conversations regarding alcohol, sex, birth control, pregnancy and FASD. The program meets the requirement of several of the Alberta School curriculum components.

Call us to discuss your training needs with our training coordinator.


The FASD Prevention Conversation is a new approach to training that focuses on the power of relationship and conversation to inspire change and invite open, honest dialogue. Reducing anxiety and providing practical strategies for talking with women about the use of alcohol during pregnancy is key.

We welcome the opportunity to come and speak with your group about how to engage in effective, respectful conversations with women about alcohol and pregnancy. To learn more about The Prevention Conversation, click the button below:



that LCFASD was the first adult FASD diagnostic/assessment team in Canada?

If you would like to arrange to meet with LCFASD to build a support system for individuals at risk of FASD in your community please: