Information on the Community FASD Resource Team
The Hamilton FASD Resource team is comprised of 13 knowledgeable and committed individuals, from a variety of service agencies, who are interested in, and passionate about, improving services for children, youth, adults and care providers affected by FASD. Through a portion of a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, some funding was directed toward increasing the City of Hamilton’s capacity to provide training, consultation and mentoring related to FASD through creating the Resource Team.
Members of the FASD Resource Team have received training, which enables them to provide education, and/or case conferences, or mentorship to their colleagues and to members of the community. As we have learned, FASD clients and their care providers require specialized services in order to thrive and to better manage their disability. By building community capacity and seeking early intervention, we are able to more appropriately address their disability and decrease the likelihood of secondary disabilities, thereby reducing the need for more costly services. The Hamilton FASD Resource Team was trained by Donna Debolt, through the Child Welfare Institute: FASD Certificate Program in Toronto.
The Hamilton FASD Resource Team is pleased to provide Case Conferences as well as Education and In House Training to groups and members of the Hamilton Community. For further information please refer to the drop down menu on the FASD Resource Team Tab in the menu bar.