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Developing FASD strategies based on strengths.

About Enviros

If you are looking for such supports as…

  •  Information and tools required to effectively parent a child or youth with FASD
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships, and a stronger connection to community
  • Assistance in recognizing the strengths and abilities of the youth or child
  • Help developing strategies based on recommendations in the medical assessment

…you may benefit from this program.

The FASD Intervention Services program is for caregivers caring for a child with a diagnosis of FASD.

For referrals, please call: 403-463-5249.

An individualized and intentional approach to FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a medical diagnosis which can impact the brain and whole body. People living with FASD without support are at risk of secondary challenges.

Enviros FASD Intervention Services serves biological, foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers of children (0 to 18 years) with an FASD diagnosis.

Our  well  trained  and  experienced  staff  provides  support  for  children, youth & families living with FASD by:

  • Providing caregivers and families with the information and tools required to effectively parent a child or youth with FASD.
  • Offering innovative support to families to decrease the chance of placement breakdown.
  • Assisting caregivers and families in recognizing the strengths and abilities of the youth or child.
  • Helping caregivers and families develop strategies based on recommendations in the medical assessment.
  • Focusing on the strengths of the child to promote a better understanding of what environmental changes are needed to take place for the child to be successful.

 

Enviros provides practical assistance with:

  •  Connection to community
  •  Developing/maintaining positive relationships
  •  Development of Natural Supports
 

What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges.

Enviros FASD programs serve caregivers and individuals living with FASD.

Enviros helps individuals by:

  • Ensuring an understanding of how the individual is impacted by FASD
  • Strategy Development
  • Follow-Up on Assessment Recommendations.

Enviros helps to build an informed network of support including:

  • Natural Supports
  • Professional Supports (School/Vocational, social workers, youth workers, respite providers, etc.)
  • Access to other relevant Community Resources.

Our Approach (Theory of Change)

The FASD Support Program provides client specific information about their diagnosis and targeted strategy development to help create the best possible environment for the child to develop his/her true potential.


Change comes through developing an enhanced understanding of the child’s medical diagnosis.  With this information, individuals will obtain a skill set to independently and appropriately adjust the child’s environment.  This adjustment allows the child to utilize their strengths and experience success.

  • Parents and others in the child’s support network are knowledgeable of FASD and the impact on their child   Parents successfully change their home environment  to meet their child’s specific needs
  • Strength based approach leads to improved self-esteem in children
  • Children receive the adaptions they require in school and other community settings to enhance a team based strategy of supports
  • Families receive the supports necessary to address grief and loss
  • Children living with FASD remain in their homes
  •  Children are connected to the resources they require to be successful
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