Métis Settlements FASD Network
Vision: The Métis Settlements FASD Network exists to enhance the capacity of our Communities to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) and support those impacted by FASD through coordinated planning, collaboration, education, service delivery and advocacy. The strategic direction and goals are influenced by the Provincial FASD Network core operating values in collaboration with the Métis way of life. Components to Métis way of life and other components that make us unique include but are not limited to the following:
We, as Métis people, know who we are in terms of our own identity and it’s very different than who so many people think we are (identity tied to Canadian history)
We, As Métis people, have our own unique government (only legislated Métis government in Canada)
We, As Métis people, have our own land base (only Métis to have this distinction)
We, As Métis people, have a value system of family, humor, hard work, community involvement/participation, humility, respect, equality, etc.
We, as Métis people, have a close connection, and both positive and historic relations with provincial government
- The structure of the community & the dynamics within each community
We are the only Métis land-based government in Canada. Our culture guides and shapes our partnerships. Respect, hard work, creativity, and commitment are the hallmarks of our present and future relationships. We are in a unique position to lead by example by building enriching partnerships that yield economic and social prosperity.
Programs and Services Offered
Assessment & Diagnosis
- Assessment services include appropriate screening and assessments to guide planning. Assessment and diagnostic services may or may not lead to a confirmed diagnosis under the spectrum of FASD. Assessment includes medical, cognitive, behavioural screening, and referrals to professionals who provide diagnosis.
- Diagnostic services include medical, cognitive and behavioural assessments by a multi-disciplinary team whose members will vary depending on the age and/or presentation of the individual being assessed. Diagnosis includes assessment services as well as a formal diagnosis on the FASD spectrum provided by a physician and multi-disciplinary team, or a multi-disciplinary diagnostic team.
Supports Through the Lifespan
- Supports are considered to be programs and services in the community, aimed at enabling individuals affected by FASD to reach their potential, as well as supports and assistance to families and caregivers of individuals affected by FASD.
- Supports include the following areas but are not limited to: information, service coordination/case management, supports for daily living, rehabilitation/behavioural, opportunities for meaningful activities, and respite services.
PCAP (Parent-Child Assistance Program)
- The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) model has been chosen in Alberta to provide services for targeted and indicated prevention of FASD.
- The primary goal of PCAP is to prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children. We do this by addressing the needs of the mothers – and getting them stabilized in a variety of ways. We envision a province where women with substance abuse issues are well supported in their communities to have healthy pregnancies and healthy families.
Métis Service Areas
- Buffalo Lake, Gift Lake, East Prairie, Kikino, Elizabeth, Paddle Prairie, Fishing Lake, and Peavine.
Métis Settlements FASD Network
Suite 101, 10335-172 Street
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9