Our Children Are Worth It – Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference

FASD2013“Our children really deserve the very best.  As parents and as health and social professionals, we owe it to our children and our descendants for seven generations to get it right.  But there are many factors along the way that cause us to ask for help, to seek out the best information to make the best choices we can for them.

The reality is, our families and communities are living and coping with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, an array of birth defects and health challenges that afflect many Anishinaabe children.  This is caused, not simply by consuming alcohol during pregnancy, but by a simple lack of awareness.

I encourage all parents, health and social professionals, First Nations governments to seriously consider attending the Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference, describes by many as a favourite among community conferences.  Our Children Are Worth It.” – Bob Goulais

 

Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference
December 3-5, 2013
Radisson Hotel, Sudbury, Ontario

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On behalf of the Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference Committee, please consider this your formal invitation to attend the 4th Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference, to be held December 3-5th at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, in Sudbury.

This year’s exciting line-up includes:

  • Jodee Kulp, author of Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury; The Best I Can Be, Living with Fetal Alcohol, by Liz and Jodee Kulp; Families at Risk; and Journey to Life
  • The lovely and talented Emily Travis ~ Miss Southern Illinois 2012, a shining example of what young Native people living with FASD can accomplish, will share her presentation: Through Weakness Shines Hope.
  • Myles Himmelrich, an Internationally recognized Mentor & Motivational Speaker, will also share his story with us.
  • Dr. Brenda Stade, Clinical Specialist in FASD will conduct: FASD: A Diagnosis of Hope
  • Author, Educator & Founder of the organization “Healthy Brains for Children”, Jody Allen Crowe will conduct a session titled: Who, What & How to Empower Kids, The thoughts of an educator on FASD in our schools and community.
  • Lawyer Jonathan Rudin (co-chair of the Provincial FASD Justice Committee & Program Director for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto) has once again accepted our invitation to come join us. He will be facilitating: Working With FASD Affected Clients in the Legal System.
  • Plus many more exciting facilitators!! Please see our poster for the full listing.

Registration fee: $275 per person.

We also offer a discounted rate of $150 for parent of/individual living with FASD.

Plus!  Registrations paid in full by November 11th will be entered in a draw to win an iPad Mini!

Please Registration & Payment to:

Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre
Healthy Choices Program
161 Applegrove Street
Sudbury Ontario
P3C 1N2.
Attn: Carol Anne Cheechoo

Tel: (705) 675-1596, Fax: (705) 675-8040 , Email: ccheechoo@skhc.ca

Inquiries can also be posed to any of the following proud conference co-hosts:

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