Lakeland Centre for FASD would like to share with you Alberta’s exciting news in the world of FASD!
November 22, 2021 | In: News
On November 8th the Government of Alberta, (including the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Education), launched a newly developed collaborative approach designed to build capacity within the education system to better meet the needs of our students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
This new service delivery model will be offered to all Alberta school authorities, including First Nation communities and Métis Settlements, and will introduce FASD Instructional Coaches to support educational staff to enhance their knowledge and skills regarding how to support students by providing professional development on FASD best practices and hands-on support, and to incorporate FASD-informed approaches into their classroom communities.
The new service delivery model expands on the learnings from Education’s initial Wellness Resiliency and Partnership Project (WRaP) which ended in 2017 and focused on capacity-building of school authority staff, including teachers, administrators, and educational assistants. The new model is intended to enhance partnerships between schools, school authorities, and FASD Service Networks in a collaborative approach.
The WRaP 2.0 FASD Coaching Partnership Project will increase the capacity of teachers and schools to meet the educational needs of students (ECS to Grade 12) with FASD, through a continuum of supports provided by FASD Instructional Coaches.
WRaP2.0 FASD Instructional Coaching involves a shared vision between education stakeholders and FASD Service Networks, developed in a collaborative process.
As the Lakeland Region’s new WRaP2.0 FASD Instructional Coach, I have already been reaching out to several schools and school authorities and will continue to reach out to discuss and plan how I can best meet the needs of each and every school in our region. If you are part of a school or school authority, I encourage you to please reach out to me using the contact information below. I am very excited about this new project and together we can work together to find a flexible way to meet your needs!
- Please use this link to see the Government of Alberta’s Launch Announcement from Monday:
- More information on the WRaP2.0 FASD Coaching Partnership Project can be found on the project blog at:
- Or contact me, the Lakeland Region’s new WRaP2.0 FASD Instructional Coach, at:
WRaP 2.0: FASD Coaching Partnership Project
e-mail: [email protected]
The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.