Lessons Learned from Screening for FASD in the Youth Justice Offender Population

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This webinar will discuss the retrospective and prospective results of research evaluating The Asante Probation Officer’s FASD Screening Tool and the “red flag method“ in Manitoba. We will describe the outcomes of the study, limitations and utility of the tools and the probation officers’ views on screening comparing the two systems. We will make some recommendation regarding the use of these tools in the setting of a youth offender population.



Dr. Albert Chudley is currently Medical Director of the Genetics and Metabolism Program with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba. He has been a consultant on issues related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) provincially, nationally and internationally. He is a former member of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on FASD. He is a co-author of the Canadian FASD Diagnostic Guidelines (CMAJ, 2005). He is a Steering Committee member of CAPHC’s National FASD Screening Tool Development Initiative.

Teresa Brown has several years experience working with at risk youth in the community, within Manitoba Youth Corrections and for the past 9 years with the FASD Youth Justice Program.  She works with the youth and their families, works collaboratively with community organizations, has worked to build FASD capacity within Corrections and the broader community.  Teresa has an education background in Human and Social Development.

Deepa Singal is a PhD candidate in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She is interested in population health and health services research with a specific interest in the prevalence and prevention of FASD. Her dissertation will investigate the characteristics and health care use of women who have given birth to children with FASD in Manitoba.  To date this is the first study that will investigate this cohort at a population level using longitudinal, administrative data.  This study will provide important information regarding the underlying causes and influencing social determinants of health on drinking during pregnancy which is important for the development of effective prevention strategies. She is the recipient of the Manitoba Health Research Council award.


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