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Substance Use in Pregnancy

> Best Start
Alcohol Free Pregnancy (section for healthcare providers)

> Breaking the Cycle
Breaking the Cycle provides services and programming in addictions, parenting, early childhood development, health, basic needs, mentoring, and mental health to Toronto area pregnant/parenting women using drugs or alcohol

> Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

> CAN-ADAPTT
Smoking cessation knowledge exchange network and clinical practice guideline.

> Health Canada , First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health:
   Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects


> Healthy Choices in Pregnancy
This site was created for professionals working with women on alcohol and tobacco issues in pregnancy in BC by educators working with the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health on the ActNow BC Healthy Choices in Pregnancy project.

> MDcme
Diagnostic training website for health professionals. This is recognized by The College of Family
Physicians of Canada for Mainpro-C credits.

> MOMS MATTER – AWARE (Action on Women’s Addictions: Research and Education)
AWARE, based out of Kingston, Ontario, provides information about the safe use of alcohol, prescription medications, tobacco, and other drugs within the social context of women's lives. Two of their programs, Moms Matter and STARSS (Start Thinking About Reducing Secondhand Smoke) specifically address issues of substance use, smoking and parenting. Both programs offer online resources and project descriptions

> Motherrisk
Your source for evidence-based information about the safety or risk of drugs, chemicals and disease during pregnancy and lactation.

> Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation, BCCEWH
This site is designed for professionals to get up-to-date print and web-based material on how best to support pregnant women and new mothers in their efforts to reduce/quit smoking. Materials for professionals and women are being added, based on an update to the Expecting to Quit systematic review, funded by Health Canada.

> Pregnets
Tools to eliminate smoking in pregnant and postpartum women by increasing the capacity to quit and stay quit using a woman centred model of care

> Public Health Agency of Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed this site to provide basic information on FASD and to let you know what we're doing about FASD. This site also contains up-to-date news on FASD, as well as links to important resources.

> Saskatchewan Prevention - SAHMSA
You can download information sheets and fact sheets on FASD to hand out to patients on how to manage various behavioral problems encountered.

> Sheway
Sheway provides health and social services to Vancouver women who are either pregnant or parenting children less than 18 months old and who are experiencing current or previous issues with substance use.

> T-CUP: The Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy
The Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy (T-CUP) is a non-judgmental substance use program for pregnant women. They offer comprehensive services to address addiction, obstetric and neonatal care in an empathic environment.

> The University of Washington FASD
Practitioners can download the diagnostic manual on FASD for free.

> The Jean Tweed Centre
The Jean Tweed Center provides counselling and care to women with substance use and gambling problems. They offer support to both women and their families, with a focus on young children.

General Substance Use

> CREATE Canada
Educational materials focussing on the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues, provided by CREATE (Curriculum Review and Evaluation of Addictions Training and Education) Canada
> Canadian Centre of on Substance Abuse
> Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
> Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
> Coalescing website
> The Substance Use Focus Program

Maternity Care

> Best Start
Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre

> SOGC
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

> BCC
Breastfeeding Committee for Canada

Early Child Development

> Invest in Kids
a national, charitable organization dedicated to ensuring the healthy social, emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to age five

> Federal/Provincial/Territorial Communiqué
on early childhood development

> Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
Interdisciplinary early childhood development research from BC's four major universities

> Canadian Institute of Child Health
Research and policy recommendations, community development and resource-building for child health in Canada.


> Child and Family Canada
a partnership of fifty non-profit organizations dedicated to providing quality, credible resources online

> The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
mandated to foster the dissemination of scientific knowledge on the social and emotional development of young children, the policies and services that influence this development and the services needed to ensure optimum early childhood development.

> The Canadian Paediatric Society
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