L.I.N.K (Living In Native Kindness) Program (F.A.S.D)

Contact: Daphne Moses -FASD Program Coordinator or Sherisse Cutknife – FASD Mentor.
Phone: 780-726-3661
Fax: 780-726-3504
Toll Free: 1-866-726-3660


What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (F.A.S.D)?
It is an umbrella term used to describe the range of diagnosis given to prenatal alcohol exposed individuals.

5 Catigories fall under the diagnosis of F.A.S.D, they are:

F.A.S – Confirmed
F.A.S – Unconfimed
P.F.A.S – Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A.R.N.D – Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder
A.R.B.D –
Alcohol Related Birth Devects

FASD does not go away, it is a disorder that a person has for life.

Did you know that children born with FASD have it for the rest of their lives? These children have a more difficult life than an average child. If you know of a pregnant woman who drinks alcohol while she’s carrying her child there are ways you can help.

  • Educate yourself and others about the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant
  • Do not give up on a pregnant woman once she decides to quit drinking, support her any way you can
  • Attend workshops/meetings on FASD issues
  • Contact the LINK mentors and they will be able to assist you in whatever way they can

Services offered through the LINK Program at the Eagle’s Healing Lodge:

  • Awareness workshops on FASD issues
  • Support and transportation to local and outside resources
  • Practical LIving Skills Program
  • Support groups for men, women and children who are affected by FASD
  • Provide ongoing support and understanding to women who use substances during and after their pregnancy
  • School Prevention Programming
  • Provide court support to individuals with FASD in dealing with the justice system
  • Provide support and make referrals to other service providers
  • Resource Library
  • Home Visitation Program

Helpful suggestions on what to say to a pregnant woman who is drinking alcohol:

  • “Did you know that no amount of alcohol is safe for your unborn baby?”
  • “If you drink while you are pregnant, your baby could have FASD and that will affect you for the rest of your life”
  • “I know pregnancy can be stressful, but drinking can cause permanent damage to your baby”
  • “Do you want help to quit drinking while you are pregnant or to drink less?”
  • “When you drink, so does your baby, there is a high risk of your baby being born with FAS”

Make A Difference:

  • Be a Friend
  • Be non-judgmental
  • Be supportive
  • Know you CAN make a difference
  • Don’t give up
  • Try to understand what the pregnant woman is going through
  • Reach out and gently guide them to where they can get help



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Saddle Lake Health Care Centre
P.O Box 160
Saddle Lake, AB (Canada)
T0A 3T0

Phone: (780) 726-3930
Toll Free: 1- 800-829-6904
Fax: (780) 726-3922

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