Prevention is extremely important:

  • Talk to your child early about safety, ownership, right and wrong. Repeat these conversations often
  • Minimize negative influences: get to know your child’s friends and their parents and supervise interactions when you can. Help your child find good mentor, role models and friends that do not use drugs or alcohol or engage in risky behaviour
  • Advocate on behalf of your child: you know your child best, so don’t be afraid to speak up about appropriate charges, sentencing, and restorative justice
  • Have your child carry an ID information card informing people that they have FASD and they may admit or say things that are not correct (FASD Waterloo Region, 2013d)