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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Strategies for Supporting
Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 420.00 (regular rate)
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Best Western Plus Airport
Trainer: Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW, RSW
About the trainer
Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW, RSW
Nathan holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker. He is the Managing Director for CTRI and works with organizations and communities through a needs assessment process of identifying the best resources and training to meet their needs. Nathan also provides leadership in developing and managing CTRI trainers and course content. Prior to this role he coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for repeat offenders with a diagnosis. Nathan has refined skills in risk management and collaborative treatment planning for people in conflict with the law. In addition, he possesses specialty in the areas of disability services, case management and working with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Nathan is the author of CTRI's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Strategies for Supporting workshop. He is an engaging presenter who uses an interactive style to maximize the learning potential of participants.
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.
About This Workshop
- The FASD Umbrella
- The Brain and FASD
- Stigma and Prevention - Myths and Realities
- Primary Characteristics - Clues to a Poor Fit
- Pillar 1: Strengths
- Pillar 2: Healthy Relationships
- Pillar 3: Promoting Self Awareness
- Chronological Age vs. Developmental Age
- Pillar 4: Adaptations Areas
- Processing Information
- Abstract Thought
- Senses and the Body/Brain Link
- Understanding Cause and Effect
- The Body/Brain Link
- Executive Functioning:
- Pillar 5: Team Based Support
- Case Study Reviews
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.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, video, case study exercises 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 an individualized support plan that incorporates strategies, strengths, relationship and team based supports.
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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 to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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Continuing Education Credit
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: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
The following associations have formally approved our workshops:
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
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