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FASD Key Worker What is an FASD Key Worker? Key Workers assist families in understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder by providing education and information specific to the needs of the child and family. They are familiar with community resources, assisting families in accessing support, health and education services, and are involved in the development of local support services. How will the FASD Key Worker work with us? The Key Worker may help you in a variety of ways:  meet you at your home or at our office to discuss your specific needs  go through the formal assessment processes, and assist with implementing recommendations from the assessment  suggest new strategies for working with your child  lend you books, DVDs, and other relevant material about FASD  provide you with information about other services and resources  connect you to other parents, and parent support groups How do I get an FASD Key Worker? Children who qualify for an FASD Key Worker are 0-19 years and are awaiting diagnosis or are diagnosed with FASD or Complex Behavior Disorder. Revelstoke families can refer themselves. Contact the FASD Key Worker at (250) 833-0164 ext. 7 or email keyworker@shuswapchildrens.ca Local Food Initiative Little Sprouts Program The Little Sprouts Program teaches young children about where their food comes from and gives them a chance to get their hands dirty in their plot at the Downtown Community Garden. Garden parties throughout the summer are aimed at discovering a variety of garden topics such as pollination, herbs, compost and harvesting. Photo credi t: ashevillage.org For more information, email littlesprouts@revelstokelocalfood.com. 31