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The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Avoidable Tragedy: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is caused when pregnant women seriously abuse alcohol, resulting in permanent damage to parts of an unborn child's brain. This cause of mental retardation is especially common among Canada's native people and the real tragedy is there is very little help available from schools and governments for these children and their families.
  • 1993
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National FAS Schools

One public school in Winnipeg is making a difference in the lives of fetal alcohol syndrom (FAS) children. Eight years ago, three women decided to challenge the stereotype and started two special classrooms for FAS students. The first thing to go was an over-stimulating classroom. They brought in soothing music, weighted blankets and vests to give them a better sense of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013