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FASD Study: Prevalence in Corrections

Kaitlyn McLachlanPsychology Professor, Dr. Kaitylyn McLachlan, has been leading a study that looks at the prevalence of individuals with FASD in correctional institutions, specifically in the Yukon. The information gathered in the study will help determine how we offer services at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre and in the surrounding community.

Here are some interesting findings:

Research underway in Yukon to develop quick FASD screening

Photo of Kaitlyn McLachlanPsychology Professor, Kaitlyn McLachlan, is leading a new project in Yukon that will use EEG machines and video to record eye movements aiming to detect Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) sooner.  Earlier detection could help direct resources to peple with FASD much sooner. The goal is to develop "validated, fast, reliable and efficient screening technologies," that allow for quick evaluations.

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