Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most prevalent brain-based disabilities in our society. There is a growing need for caregivers to acquire increased knowledge and practical skills to support children, adults and families living with FASD. This workshop will propose 5 pillars for success when supporting individuals with FASD. These include a focus on Strengths, Healthy Relationships, Promoting FASD Self Awareness, Adaptations Strategies and Team Based Support. Participants will transfer newfound knowledge about FASD into practical and meaningful ways to try differently not harder in their support of individuals, families and communities affected by FASD.
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, parents and anyone seeking a better understanding of FASD.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
• Have a basic understanding of brain differences of FASD.
• Recognize defensive behaviour clues that are symptoms of a brain injury.
• Identify best approaches to fostering self-awareness and resiliency for people affected by FASD.
• Understand multiple practical adaptation strategies to achieve successful outcomes.
• Develop an individualized support plan that incorporates strategies, strengths, relationship and team based supports.
Date & Time:
February 13-14, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
**Early bird rates are available until January 23, 2018