Support services
for FASD

Key Workers provide family-centered support services for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) and related conditions. This may include working alongside children, youth and family members as well as school and community agencies.

Family-centered support services are usually provided for six months and may include:

  • Providing information
  • Assisting with behavior strategies or life skills
  • Linking to family services
  • Helping families meet their own and their child’s need

Key Workers also provide groups for families and caregivers:

  • Educational groups—offer parents and caregivers of children and youth with FASD and related conditions the opportunity to learn about such topics as lifespan development, advocacy, accessing community resources, and self-care.
  • Support groups—offer parents the chance to meet other parents and caregivers who are raising children with FASD and related conditions.

Who’s eligible?

  • Children or youth assessed and diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) or related conditions
  • Children 0-12 living in Surrey (North of 48th Avenue)
  • Children 0-19 living in Langley

How do I get my child assessed?

  • See your doctor to get a referral to a pediatrician for a thorough medical exam.
  • If Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) or a related condition is suspected, then the pediatrician will make a referral to Sunny Hill Health Centre, for a diagnostic assessment.
  • Once you have been referred for an assessment, you can request our Key Worker services at any time.

Questions about this program? Please contact:

Surrey – Wendy Kunkel, MA, CCC
Phone: 604-315-6406
Email: wendyk@centreforchilddevelopment.ca

Langley – Karen Janzen, MC
Phone: 604-619-9488
Email: karenj@centreforchilddevelopment.ca

If you have any questions about our services, give us a call at 604-584-1361 or send us an email.