NB FASD Center of Excellence launched in New Brunswick
Family Plus/ Life Solutions is working in collaboration with Family Service Moncton and the New Brunswick Department of Health in administering the New Brunswick Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre of Excellence. The Centre offers bilingual services in prevention, diagnosis and intervention/support for those affected by FASD and their families/caregivers. Preventive work focuses on educating the public, most specifically women of childbearing age on the risks associated with alcohol use during pregnancy. Diagnosis for children/youth up to age 18 years is provided by a professional multidisciplinary team which includes a paediatrician, psychologist, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist. Intervention services are carried out in collaboration with existing community resources and partners, Community Regional Coordinators in four regions of the province and an Aboriginal Liaison who works with NB’s First Nations population. The Saint John Community Regional Coordinator can be contacted by calling Family Plus/ Life Solutions at 506-634-8295
F.I.T. - Families In Transition
This service involves a therapist working intensively in the home with youth, their family and the systems involved, to provide intervention and support. It is offered to families with children 12 - 16 years of age by referral from the Department of Family and Community Services. The therapist is available to the family, in crisis situations, by telephone.
A.S.S.I.S.T. – A Service of Support, Integration and Skill Training
This Program has a highly motivated team of Human Service Counsellors, who assist and support children and adults living with disabilities or who are having difficulties developing relationships, making informed choices, or coping with the daily challenges of life. Human Service Counsellors facilitate community involvement, teach developmental skills and promote the acquisition of skills necessary for living a better quality life at home and in the community.
For more information on these services, please contact us by phone at:
(506) 634-8295 or (800) 360-3327
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