Welcome to our website! We have developed information specifically for Nishnawbe Aski  Nation (NAN) community-based service providers who work in programs like the Aboriginal  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Child Nutrition and the Aboriginal Healthy Babies, Healthy  Children Programs. Other community-based mental health and support programs will also  benefit from this information. The focus of the website is on issues faced by pregnant women  and mothers who struggle with alcohol and other substance use and how you can provide  support. Also, we provide information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and ideas about  how to support children, families, and caregivers who are affected by FASD or other effects  from prenatal substance use.

We have tried to make all the information as easy-to-read and as easy-to-use as possible. We  know how busy you are, so we want the information in the website to be practical and useful in  your day-to-day work.

It would be great if you went through the website section by section. But you can also pick and  choose different topics that might be helpful to you in specific situations.

In every topic we cover, you will find lots of links to other resources. The links will give you in-  depth information about that topic. Many of the links have resources that you can download  and distribute to people in your community. There are also links to videos that you can watch.  So don’t forget to check out the links!

We have also included lots of quotes from service providers, mothers, and other caregivers.  These quotes have primarily come from people who live and work in our NAN communities.  You will also find a few longer stories from mothers and caregivers in our NAN communities  about their experiences raising children affected by FASD. You will appreciate their struggles  and their triumphs. And we thank everyone who shared their experiences with us.

Let us know what you think!