Day 44 of 99 Days to FASDay

Counting the costs of #FASD

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Day 44 of 99 days to FASDay

Day 43 was about the cost of FASD in the general population. Today – Day 44 is about the cost of FASD in the child welfare system in Canada. The information below is from:

Canadian Children and Youth in Care: The Cost of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Larry Burd, Jürgen Rehm

Popova, S., Lange, S., Burd, L. et al. Child Youth Care Forum (2014) 43: 83. doi:10.1007/s10566-013-9226-x

The study was designed to: (1) estimate the number of children in care with FASD by age group, gender, and province/territory and (2) estimate the associated cost of children in care with FASD in Canada in 2011.

An estimation of the cost of FASD for the Canadian child welfare system is central to describing the extent of its impact on this population, the cost to society, and for evaluating the potential benefits of FASD prevention programs.

Furthermore, the current…

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