Clinical psychologist guest speaker at Halton FASD event Sept. 9
Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan, clinical psychologist in the Forensic Psychiatry program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, will be the guest speaker at the International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day program on Sept. 9, hosted by Halton FASD.
Dr. McLachlan’s research focuses on FASD across a lifespan, specifically on prevalence, screening and diagnosis of FASD in correctional and forensic mental health settings, along with better understanding of capacities, risk and needs for justice-involved adolescents and adults with FASD.
Her work as a clinician-scientist has been recognized with the Canada FASD Research Network Sterling Clarren Research Award.
Other highlights of the program include the launching of the Halton FASD Resource Team which will be offering training and education and case conferencing for families and individuals living with FASD.
There will also be displays and information tables from Camp Unity Halton, a camp for children and youth with FASD; Halton REACH For It Program, a partnership program with Halton Regional Police; and Halton FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group.