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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 goals of PCAP are to support women to reduce or stop alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy, to achieve and maintain recovery, and to support healthy pregnancies and lives for women and their children. We do this by addressing the needs of mothers and getting them stabilized in a whole host of ways.

Support women to reduce or stop alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy; achieve and maintain recovery; support healthy pregnancies and lives for women and their children

PCAP's goals

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

Alberta PCAP Council, Board & Staff


Executive Officers

Chair: Jailin Bertolin, 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, Director, Community Programs and Services, Bissell Centre

Directors

Anita Anderson, FASD Network Coordinator, Metis Settlements General Council

Pam van Vugt, PCAP Programs Supervisor, McMan Calgary and Area

Tammi Crowley, Program Supervisor, First Steps Edmonton

Vanessa Caplette, PCAP Advocate, Hinton Friendship Centre

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

Wendy Bouwman Oake, Program Director, Boyle McCauley Health Centre

Banker

Brandy Berry, Executive Director, Healthy Families Healthy Futures Whitecourt/Westlock

Staff

Kristin Bonot, Provincial Coordinator

Keith Covey, Quality Assurance Analyst

Laudine Herzog, Administrative Assistant

 

Interested in joining the Board of Directors? Click here for more information!

Committees

Standing Committees

Data Oversight

Events

Finance

Human Resources and Personnel

Policies and Procedures

Training

To find more about a committee, e-mail main@alberta-pcap.ca.

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 2018

July 2018
April 2018
December 2017
October 2017
July 2017
Special Edition – Celebrating 10 Years
December 2016
May 2016
October 2015
June 2015
January 2015

Other Publications

Evaluations

PCAP Quilt

PCAP Annual Reports

2018; 2017

Media

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

Events

Upcoming Events

PCAP Staff Days and Alberta PCAP Council 2019 Annual General Meeting
Coming June 2019

Training

For training events you can visit our Training section.

Past Events

See our Past Events section.

Past Events

2018 Supervisors Gathering

Past Events
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On March 5, 2018 PCAP Supervisors gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel West Edmonton for the annual Supervisors Gathering. They were joined by Creating People Power for a presentation on Working in a Multi-generational Workplace, and spent the afternoon discussion resources, strategies, and experiences.

2017 Annual General Meeting

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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

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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

PCAP Core Training

Spring Training in Edmonton: May 15-17, 2019.
Fall Training in Calgary: October 9-11, 2019.

PCAP 101 for Supervisors

Click here to watch a recorded webinar with PCAP Trainers Tammi Crowley and Tracey Knowlton for the FASD Learning Series.

PCAP Refresher Training

Coming soon.

Addiction Severity Index (ASI) Training

There is no scheduled ASI training at this time.

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Resources

Training in Alberta

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Motivational Interviewing

Parenting

Resources

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: depts.washington.edu/pcapuw

The University of Alberta FASD Research Group: fasdresearchgroup.ca

FASD Language Guide: www.fasdcoalition.ca/looking-after-each-other-project/fasd-language-guide

Careers

AB PCAP Council-Provincial Coordinator Posting-2018-12

Contact us

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