Live Virtual Workshops

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Strategies for Supporting

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.
December 13, 2022 - December 14, 2022
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CT )
$499.00 (regular rate) + tax
Location: Online Virtual
12
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Live Virtual Workshop - Dec. 13-14, 2022

Live Virtual Workshops December 13 - 14, 2022 9:00AM-4:00PM CST
Quantity: 1 $ 459.00
Attendee 1 Information
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most prevalent brain-based disabilities. As a result, 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 review five 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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 individualized support plans that incorporate strengths and team-based supports

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Primary Characteristics of FASD
  • Stigma and Prevention – Myths and Realities
  • Focussing on Strengths
  • The Importance of Healthy Relationships
  • Promoting Self Awareness
  • Chronological Age vs. Developmental Age Considerations
  • Strategies for Working with Impulsivity
  • Team-Based Support Planning
  • Adaptations Strategies Related to: Processing Information, Abstract Thought, Senses and the Body/Brain Link, Change, Understanding Cause and Effect, Impulsivity

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, parents, and anyone seeking a better understanding of FASD.

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Trainer: Heather Woodward

MSW, RSW

Heather holds a Master of Social work degree, is a Registered Social Worker and has been working in the field for close to 20 years. She has spent much of her time working directly with children, youth, and families. Specifically, Heather’s passion is working with youth of all genders (ages 14-24) that have been impacted by violence, sometimes with gang involvements, all forms of trauma (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual), addictions, mental health, and with individuals living with a FASD. She believes that even in the thick of trauma and/or crisis, people can use relationships and laughter to work through these critical moments. Heather values the lives and the stories of all the people whom she has the honor of meeting and walking with on their life path. She is an energetic and engaging facilitator who strives to find ways to build relationships and incorporate 'laughter' into the work she does families and communities. Read blogs written by Heather here.

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