#141 Discover a New Mental Health Tool with Emma Jewell

fasd success show Jan 16, 2024

Join us in an enlightening episode of The FASD Success Show as we welcome Emma Jewell, a luminary in the world of FASD caregiving and mental health. Your host, Jeff Noble, guides you through a journey that intertwines knowledge, experience, and the drive for change, highlighted by Emma's work on the Mental Health Toolkit from the Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD).

Emma Jewell, MSW, RSW (she/her) is a registered social worker and Research Assistant with the Psychology, Law, and Neurodevelopment (PLAN) Policy and Research Group at the University of Guelph, as well as the Canada FASD Research Network. She completed her undergraduate degree and thesis at the University of Guelph before her Master of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. In her free time, Emma enjoys cooking, going on walks, and spending time with friends and family.

You will learn about the groundbreaking Mental Health Toolkit for FASD, a resource that is transforming mental health support for individuals with FASD as Jeff and Emma touch on:

  • Innovative Insights in FASD Care - Emma shares her expertise on balancing mental health care within the FASD community.
  • Challenging Implicit Biases - Explore the crucial role of understanding and overcoming implicit biases in FASD caregiving and understand how dismantling biases can lead to more effective and compassionate mental health care.
  • Empowering Through Knowledge - Gain insights into the Toolkit's practical tools, designed to elevate support for individuals with FASD. and discover strategies for empowering mental health professionals and caregivers as advocates and allies.
  • Collaborative Wisdom - Hear about the diverse expertise behind the Toolkit, including contributions from experts like Dr. Jacqueline Pei and Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan.
  • Integrating the THO Framework - Dive into the integration of the Towards Healthy Outcomes (THO) framework, ensuring a holistic approach in the Toolkit.

Emma Jewell and her team's work represent a significant stride in FASD mental health understanding and support. Join the Conversation by tuning in to learn how you can become part of a movement towards a more informed and empathetic approach in the FASD community.

Show Notes:

Mental Health Toolkit for FASD  In collaboration with the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership, CanFASD has developed this resource and practice guide for frontline mental health counsellors/therapists, prevention mentors, crisis workers, community mental health providers and those who work directly with individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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