FASD - Lisa Lawley's personal experience workshop to give awareness. Workshop to be presented at Parenting Conference

July 5, 2019

Lisa Lawley is a Tahltan/Tlingit from North West BC. She belongs to the Wolf Clan. She started out her career in Dease Lake as a Pregnancy Outreach worker/Building Blocks support worker, then moved to Terrace in 2000 where she started to work for Kermode Friendship Society as the Community Action for Children(CAPC). She then moved back into pregnancy outreach until she started up the Circle of Life Program(Parent-Child Assistance Program0, she is currently the Family Skills Coordinator for the Friendship centre.  
Lisa has six children and three of them have been diagnosed with FASD with no facial features. She has spoken nationally and internationally about being a mother with children who live with a FASD diagnosis. She speaks about the struggles and barriers that she and other mothers experience when coming to terms with their drinking during pregnancy. Her hope in sharing her story will inspire and provide strength for other mothers to come forward as well as assist the Service Providers in hopes they will gain introspect in the way they support mothers who self-medicate during pregnancy.


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