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Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (CDBC/FASD)

prog cdbc-157x300Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (CDBC) is a term used to describe significant difficulties that may affect an individual in multiple areas of functioning. These include learning, development, mental health, adaptive behaviour and social skills. An example of a CDBC is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASD is the term used to describe the range of effects caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Families face many challenges trying to meet the needs of a child with CDBC or FASD.

A Touchstone FASD/CDBC Keyworker will: • Support families through the referral, assessment, and diagnostic process • Link families to appropriate community service providers • Link families to healthcare professionals • Provide education to parents, caregivers, and the general public. • Facilitate the development of a Parent Support Group. • Assist caregivers to develop a comprehensive service plan to meet the needs of the child.

Eligibility: All parents/caregivers of children and youth (0 to 18) who: • Live in the City of Richmond • Have a diagnosis or are in the process of getting a diagnosis of FASD • Demonstrate a Complex Behavioural Developmental Condition

There is no fee for this service. Community agencies, social workers and private individuals can request assistance.

For more information contact Cheryl McIntee.