Last Call: Real Stories of Alcohol’s Impact in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin Counties, Canada
Category: Personal Stories
The following stories are from people who have had intimate contact with FASD. The stories are from birth parents, foster and adoptive parents and people with FASD. It is critical for health practitioners to read about the personal side of FASD to flesh out the clinical aspect of the condition. The problem that people with FASD have not being able to link cause and consequence means one thing when it is written on paper but it means something completely different to parents.
Xavier Johnson (23 October 2013) Urban natives re-claim untold familial stories. The Advocate, San Pablo, California.
Elena de Luigi (6 September 2019) ‘Overcoming FASD obstacles: Teen counts on parents, teachers to help her cope and learn’. The Daily Press, Canada
BOOK – Ruth Spencer (2019) ‘The Burning: Parenting my son through adoption, FASD and suicide’. Available on Amazon, Kindle, or Indigo as a book, or ebook download.
Let’s Talk FASDak (30 June 2019) ‘Living with FASD: I’m going to have this for the rest of my life’. Anchorage Daily News.
VIDEO (18 June 2019) The brutal reality for alcohol-damaged children. BBC Scotland
Globe staff writers (8 June 2019) MMIWG inquiry reading list: Canada’s tragedy explained through the stories of three women and one word. Authors write: Investigations by The Globe and Mail over the past five years have helped to uncover some of the grim statistics and tragic stories that brought us to this point. Here’s a […]
What more can Australia do to combat FASD?
- Acknowledge that FASD exits and to levels uncertain in Australia due to an historical reluctance to openly speak about or deal with FASD – for reasons not researched or fully established. There are plenty of theories and anecdotal stories in relation to our strong desire to ignore FASD in Australia – from the costs to service provision through to an outdated view in the alcohol and other drug sector including researchers and policy development personnel.
Anne has been interviewed many times over the years. This document is an amalgamation of all the questions she has been asked and her answers as a birth mother.
His Nan says he looks just like a little elf and has been through so much in his short life. But she hopes that if she works hard enough and loves hard enough that her dear little man will be fine.