The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program (FARP) at ABLE2 is a stakeholder-driven program created in response to an identified need in the community to support children/youth with FASD, and their caregivers. The initial pillars of the program were navigation to community services, FASD training and research. FARP has grown from its initial program pillars to a multisystemic model of care that provides wraparound support to individuals with FASD (or suspected FASD) and their families, community capacity building and influencing public policy. The multisystemic model of care requires strong funding and in-kind partnerships to continue building capacity and increasing the impacts of FASD awareness and supports. This includes sharing evidence-based data on program success. The program seeks to constantly find new ways of responding to identified needs.
Manon Kelso, Fetal Alcohol Resource Program Manager, ABLE2
Christa Janes, Manager, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Maude Champagne, KBHN Trainee and PhD Student, Queen’s University