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Finding answers, improving outcomes: a case study of the Canada fetal alcohol spectrum disorder research network

Finding answers, improving outcomes: a case study of the Canada fetal alcohol spectrum disorder... PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to present a profile of the Canada fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (CanFASD) research network which is descriptive in nature and profiles the work of the network and its national activities. CanFASD is a unique Canadian, non-governmental organization whose aim is to engage cross-disciplinary research and knowledge translation for stakeholders and partners including communities, policy makers and governments.Design/methodology/approachA case study approach was undertaken to describe the network whose main focus and purpose is specifically research related to FASD.FindingsThe creation of CanFASD has contributed to a strong network of researchers on key topic areas including diagnosis, prevention, intervention, justice and child welfare, with a focus on evidence-based decision making, research and knowledge exchange. A key role of the network is to provide access to research and education on FASD nationally.Research limitations/implicationsA case study approach, while descriptive, does not provide the details of specific research projects.Originality/valueCanFASD has had a key role in stimulating meaningful dialogue and research in the field of FASD. The need exists to collaboratively work on a national and international basis in response to the distinct challenges posed by FASD for individuals, families and society. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

Finding answers, improving outcomes: a case study of the Canada fetal alcohol spectrum disorder research network

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-0972
DOI
10.1108/ADD-05-2018-0006
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to present a profile of the Canada fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (CanFASD) research network which is descriptive in nature and profiles the work of the network and its national activities. CanFASD is a unique Canadian, non-governmental organization whose aim is to engage cross-disciplinary research and knowledge translation for stakeholders and partners including communities, policy makers and governments.Design/methodology/approachA case study approach was undertaken to describe the network whose main focus and purpose is specifically research related to FASD.FindingsThe creation of CanFASD has contributed to a strong network of researchers on key topic areas including diagnosis, prevention, intervention, justice and child welfare, with a focus on evidence-based decision making, research and knowledge exchange. A key role of the network is to provide access to research and education on FASD nationally.Research limitations/implicationsA case study approach, while descriptive, does not provide the details of specific research projects.Originality/valueCanFASD has had a key role in stimulating meaningful dialogue and research in the field of FASD. The need exists to collaboratively work on a national and international basis in response to the distinct challenges posed by FASD for individuals, families and society.

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Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 18, 2019

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