CAPHC National Screening Tool Kit for FASD: Feedback and Input from Screening Tool Kit Users

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2013/04/29 17:31

In partnership with many FASD experts, researchers and organizations, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) has facilitated a national initiative, with support from the Public Health Agency of Canada entitled: “Developing a National Screening Tool Kit for Those Identified and Potentially Affected by FASD”.  The “Tool Kit” was officially launched in October 2010.  Drs. Albert Chudley, Sterling Clarren, Gideon Koren, Christine Loock, Stuart MacLeod,and Ted Rosales have been the content experts leading CAPHC’s national steering committee.

An initial printing of the Tool Kit in English and French was quickly exhausted and many continue to access the Tool Kit on the CAPHC Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN).  In 2011, CAPHC hosted a series of webinars on each of the fivescreening tools to assist practitioners to implement the tools.

CAPHC would now like to invite users of the Neurobehavioural Screening Tool (NST); the Youth Probation OfficersScreening Tool and the Maternal Drinking Guide to join this webinar and share their experiences in using these tools. Yourfeedback and input is critical to determine the initial impact of the tools on various populations and jurisdictions.  All practitioners interested in the tools and their development are welcome to join.  


View the webinar:


  • Moderators:
    • Dr. Albert Chudley, Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics & Child Health, and Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre
    • Dr. Ted Rosales, Medical Genetics Program, Paediatrician, Geneticist, Department of Paediatrics, Memorial University, St, John’s Newfoundland; National FASD Steering Committee

  • Panelists:
    • Sheila Burns, Community Leadership in Justice Fellow, Law Foundation of Ontario/Georgian College

      Sheila Burns brings expertise from Ontario as a founding member and past chair of the FASD Ontario Network of Expertise and the Network’s first co-chair of the diagnostic capacity working group. As an FASD consultant, she helps communities build capacity in diagnosis and case management using a process that focuses on collaboration to deliver informed, accessible and sustainable services.

      In 2011, Sheila was awarded the Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The scope of her work includes lecturing, research, curriculum development, and stakeholder discussions from justice, community resilience, Aboriginal and the caregiver perspectives.

    • Dr. Howard Bloom, Coordinator, Child and Youth Worker Program, Georgian College

      Dr. Bloom completed his Doctorate (PhD) at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) with the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology. Howard holds a Master’s Degree in Education (MEd) with a specialization in Human Development and Applied Psychology (OISE). Dr. Bloom has worked with a variety of complex and at-risk children and youth in residential, recreational, educational, counselling and private consultation settings. He is the founder of Blooming Acres, a 17 bed residential care community for complex care individuals and is a full-time professor and coordinator at Georgian College with the School of Human Services - Child and Youth Worker Program – Orillia Campus.

    • Moumita Sarkar PhD., MSc., Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children 

      Moumita Sarkar has over 10 years of professional experience in diverse areas such as health, education and prevention strategies.  Moumita holds a PhD from the University of Toronto with a collaborative degree in Addiction Medicine. Her doctoral thesis focused on use of evidence-based screening strategies to identify women exposed to alcohol and other recreational drugs. Since 2000, she has held the position ofCo-ordinator for the Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline with The Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children.

    • Carmen Rasmussen, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

      Carmen Rasmussen (PhD in Developmental Psychology) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and a Research Affiliate at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, in Edmonton, Alberta. She researches neurobehavioral functioning in children with FASD.

    • Deepa Singal, BHSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Student, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

      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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