CAPHC National Screening Tool Kit for FASD: Feedback and Input from Screening Tool Kit Users
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.
Dr. Albert Chudley, Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics & Child Health, and Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre