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About the Alberta PCAP Council

Background

The Alberta Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) Council evolved from the Targeted & Indicated Prevention Training Sub-Committee reporting to the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Cross-Ministry Committee (FASD-CMC).  Alberta PCAP programs were in need of program-specific supports, and funders such as FASD‑CMC were in need of policy information.

The Parent-Child Assistance Program started as a federally funded research demonstration project developed by Dr. Therese Grant at the University of Washington.  The primary goal of PCAP is to prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children. We do this by addressing the needs of mothers and getting them stabilized in a whole host of ways.

Prevent future births of alcohol and/or drug exposed children

PCAP's primary goal

Vision Statement

We envision a province where women with substance use issues are well supported in their communities to have healthy pregnancies and healthy families.

Mission Statement

The Alberta PCAP Council will support programs to operate throughout the province in an educated, culturally safe, thoughtful, and efficient manner that is consistent with the Alberta PCAP model.

Rationale

The PCAP model has been chosen in Alberta to provide services for targeted and indicated prevention of FASD. This Level 3/4 Prevention offers a specialized and holistic support of pregnant women with alcohol and other health/social problems. The purpose of the Council is to assist programs to adhere to this research-based, validated model to promote program fidelity and quality assurance.

History

  • 1991

    Beginning

    PCAP begins at the University of Washington as a federally funded research demonstration project

  • 1999

    Edmonton & Lethbridge

    Three PCAP Model Programs start operating in Alberta  (two in Edmonton, one in Lethbridge)

  • 2000

    Calgary

    PCAP Model program opens in Calgary

  • 2001

    Cold Lake

    PCAP Model Program opens in Cold Lake

  • 2003

    FASD-CMC

    FASD Cross-Ministry Committee (FASD-CMC) forms

  • 2005

    First Nations PCAP

    2005/2006 – 7 Federally funded First Nations PCAP Model Programs start

  • 2006

    FASD Strategic Plan

    10 year FASD Strategic Plan develops

  • 2007

    FASD Prevention in AB

    PCAP becomes the Govt. of Alberta’s program of choice for FASD Prevention

  • 2008

    Targeted Prevention

    (November) A “Targeted Prevention Sub-Committee” forms

  • 2009

    KT Training

    (January) A two day “Knowledge Transfer” training is held in Red Deer

  • 2009

    Alberta PCAP Council

    (Spring) The Alberta PCAP Council forms from the Targeted Prevention Sub-Committee

  • 2012

    PCAP Quilt

    The PCAP Quilt is created as part of a research project with Dr. Jacquie Pei and the University of Alberta at the Alberta PCAP Council’s AGM

  • 2012

    Penelope

    An outcomes tracking application (“Penelope”) is implemented to collect Alberta PCAP client data and provide programs with feedback

  • 2013

    PCAP Trainers

    9 Alberta Trainers are trained by Dr. Grant and provide local PCAP Training

  • 2014

    Programs

    20+ programs in Alberta provide PCAP Services

  • 2014

    Official Society Status

    The Alberta PCAP Council incorporates under the Societies Act in Alberta on May 30, 2014

Alberta PCAP Council, Board & Staff


Executive Officers

Co-Chair: Jailin Threinen, Program Supervisor, Hinton Friendship Centre and Healthy Families Healthy Futures Whitecourt/Westlock

Vice-Chair: Stacey Olstad, Program Director Family Services, Camrose Association For Community Living

Secretary: Bev Towe, Mothers-to-Be Mentor, Lakeland Centre for FASD

Treasurer: Ashley Baxter, Manager, FASD Programs, Bissell Centre

Directors

Anita Anderson, FASD Network Coordinator, Metis Settlements General Council

Benjamin Maze, PCAP Supervisor, First Steps Lethbridge/Family Health Home Visitation

Evelyn Okoh, Mentor, North East Alberta FASD Network

Pam van Vugt, P-CAP Programs Supervisor, McMan Calgary and Area

Tammi Crowley, Program Supervisor, First Steps Edmonton

Wanda Beland, Executive Director, North West Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society

Banker

Linda West, Executive Director, Healthy Families Healthy Futures Whitecourt/Westlock

Staff

Kristin Bonot, Provincial Coordinator

Keith Covey, Quality Assurance Analyst

Laudine Herzog, Administrative Assistant

PCAP Quilt

The Alberta PCAP Council collaborated with the ACCERT Lab and Dr. Jacquie Pei from the University of Alberta on a qualitative research project to collect the experiences of PCAP Mentors in the workforce.
Part of this effort resulted in the PCAP Quilt, created at the 2012 Alberta PCAP Council’s AGM, which has travelled to national and international conferences for display, and was included in the Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry Committee’s 2011/2012 Annual Report.

Original Study:

Job, J. M., Poth, C., Pei, J., Wyper, K., O’Riordan, T., and Taylor, L. (2014). Combining visual methods with focus groups: An innovative approach for capturing the multifaceted and complex work experiences of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevention specialists. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 3(1), 71-80.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.v3i1.129.

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Publications/Media

 

Alberta PCAP Council Documents

Alberta PCAP Council Overview Booklet

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Alberta PCAP Council Community Newsletters

 

October 2017

July 2017

Special Edition – Celebrating 10 Years
December 2016
May 2016
October 2015
June 2015
January 2015

Other Publications

Evaluations

  • CANFASD: “Evaluation of FASD Mentoring Programs”
  • Thanh, N.X., Jonsson, E., Moffat, J., Dennett, L., Chuck, A.W., and Birchard, S. (2014).  An Economic Evaluation of the Parent-Child Assistance Program for Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Alberta, Canada. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. doi: 10.1007/s10488-014-0537-5

PCAP Quilt

Media

Fink, Danielle. “Social Work research project weaves together women’s stories”. UToday. University of Calgary. 6 April 2016.

Events

Upcoming Events

Alberta PCAP Council 2017 Annual General Meeting
with Alana Peters from Now’s The Time
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
8:30am-4:00pm
St. John’s Institute
Click here for more information.

Training

For training events you can visit our Training section.

Past Events

See our Past Events section.

Past Events

2017 Annual General Meeting

Past Events
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This years Annual General Meeting took place on June 20th, 2017 at the St. John’s Institute in Edmonton. In addition to the business meeting portion, attendees took part in an all day training session on “Intro to Coaching” presented by Alana Peters.

2017 Mentor Days

Past Events
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On March 27 – 28, Mentors received presentations from Dr. Thomas Barker on self-care, Michelle LaRue on raising sensitive topics, and Carey Lai on drug use. Mentors also participated in some self-care with a Paint Nite, manicures, and massages.

2017 Supervisors Gathering

Past Events
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On March 10, Supervisors met for an all day meeting to share ideas, strategies, programs, and experiences with fellow supervisors at the DoubleTree Hotel in Edmonton.

Training

Upcoming Trainings

2017 PCAP Core Training

Click on the date below for more information and to register

Calgary, Alberta
October 2-4, 2017

2017 Addiction Severity Index (ASI) Training

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Edmonton, Alberta
June 28-29, 2017
October 2017 – Details to Follow

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Resources

Training in Alberta

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Motivational Interviewing

Parenting

Resources

Alberta PCAP Council Calendar

Alberta PCAP Sites Map

Please visit our AB PCAP Locations interactive map by clicking here.

External Links

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Cross Ministry Council (FASD-CMC)’s website: www.fasd.alberta.ca

University of Washington’s PCAP Site: http://depts.washington.edu/pcapuw

The University of Alberta FASD Research Group: http://fasdresearchgroup.ca

Contact us

Alberta PCAP Council
PO Box 23082
Citadel RPO
St. Albert, AB T8N 6Z9
main@alberta-pcap.ca
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