Peer Mentorship and Consultation
The Asante Centre is thrilled to offer peer mentorship and consultation services provided by experts living with FASD, who have specialized training in:
Through modeling behaviour and repetition, experts living with FASD can play a key role in guiding others with FASD in the right direction such as helping them understand what FASD means to them, developing alternative strategies, and coping with emotions. Mentors are matched to individual child, youth, or adult needs as best as possible.
Mentors will form connections based on mutual trust, helping individuals across the lifespan unleash their potential and lay the foundation for a productive, fulfilling life. Mentors help:
- Build on the strengths and abilities of the individual living with FASD;
- Increase access to relevant FASD supports and resources;
- Develop individual, family and community awareness of issues related to the impact of FASD;
- Increase recreational and social connections for individuals living with FASD;
- Increase family strategies and supports for managing FASD;
- Advocate with schools, government, justice systems, and assist with connection to professional and community resources; and,
- Provide education, information and consultation to other service providers, such as collaboration with probation and child welfare providers, caregivers, teachers, and etc.
Services are offered in the Surrey and Maple Ridge offices, with possible outreach in community. Fees are $75 per hour including preparation and goal-setting time.