Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Strategies for Supporting
Dec 02 - Dec 03, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Trainer: Paula Hutchinson, MEd, PhD
Price: $ 459.00 (regular rate) + taxRegister Now
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.
About This Workshop
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
- Understanding Cause and Effect
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.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.
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 individualized support plans that incorporate strengths and team-based supports
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Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person.
We reserve the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.
Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.
Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.
You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop. See our Continuing Education Credits page for more information.