The London & Region FASD Conference Committee is pleased to announce they will be virtually hosting their 3rd Annual London & Region FASD Conference on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Save the Date: Registration Opens in August
Please find attached our Save the Date, Call for Workshops, and Call for Abstracts posters. This year’s theme is “Neurodiversity, Inclusivity, and Health Equity: Uncovering and Rediscovering FASD.”
This virtual event will include keynote sessions and break-out workshop sessions covering topics that are of interest to researchers, clinicians, and caregivers; poster/abstract presentations; information from regional agencies who work with families living with FASD; and the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people interested in the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Parents Helping Parents FASD Ontario Presents- “A Supportive Gathering for Parents and Caregivers With Brenda Knight”
Parents and caregivers share a common goal to maximize the well-being of family members living with FASD.
This three-hour gathering is an opportunity for you to reflect upon and consider approaches to supporting the mental health needs of those we love and care for while reducing risk and optimizing long term outcomes.
Brenda Knight will offer her compassionate, realistic perspective and professional overview of psychological factors which may affect the emotional and behavioural well-being of individuals with FASD over their life span: trauma; adoption; grief and loss; attachment; and communication differences.
Reflections on how these factors affect family relationships, including the consideration of non-affected siblings, will be discussed.
Brenda Knight, a counseling psychologist and FASD Mental Health Specialist in private practice in Vancouver, BC. , offers five decades of experience with families, children, youth and adults living with the diverse mental health challenges often related to sexual, emotional, and physical trauma, and communication differences. Having learned about the psychological issues often experienced by persons diagnosed with FASD, she committed much of her practice to their emotional well-being and mental health care throughout the lifespan. Brenda values sharing her professional knowledge and lived experience with professionals, parents and persons diagnosed with FASD. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her respectful, compassionate and realistic approach to sharing life with persons with FASD.
NOTE: 3 follow-up consultations will be available to small groups of workshop participants only. (10-12). Dates will be announced.
Please register at Eventbrite by November 2, 2022
THIS IS A FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Donna Debolt, a nationally and internationally respected FASD specialist, educator, trainer and advocate will talk to parents and caregivers about their role as teachers in
modeling when and how to ask for, accept and use help when it’s needed.
P A R E N T S H E L P I N G P A R E N T S F A S D O N T A R I O
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/donnadebolt-tickets-490983513907
This is a free, 3 hour virtual workshop to which all family members are invited: those affected by FASD, parents and
caregivers, non-affected siblings, extended family members, and supportive friends.
To sign up visit:The Lived Experience Workshop
Effective Communication Strategies related to the needs of children and adults living with FASD including sharing information with professionals
Brenda Knight, a counseling psychologist and FASD Mental Health Specialist in private practice in Vancouver, B.C., offers five decades of experience with families, children, youth and adults living with the diverse mental health challenges. Having learned about the psychological issues often experienced by persons diagnosed with FASD, she committed much of her practice to addressing their emotional well-being and mental health care throughout their lifespan.
Brenda is recognized nationally and internationally for her respectful, compassionate and realistic approach to helping those living with FASD and their families.
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Our 4th Annual FASD Conference is taking place on May 31st from 8AM-4pm in Guelph.
Our conferences highlight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, a lifelong disability that affects 4% of Canadians. FASD is often overlooked, stigmatized and commonly misdiagnosed.
Each year, our conference provides a lineup of incredible speakers from not only a research and educational background, but also from a lived experience perspective.
By spreading awareness and education to other professionals, as well as to parents and caregivers, we can tighten the gap in understanding FASD and challenging misinformation about this highly prevalent disability.
Please find above flyer for parents/caregivers to join us in celebrating FASD Awareness Month virtually on September 20th at 6pm! Please share broadly in your networks as this is a peer support group that is open to any parent/caregiver throughout the province of ONTARIO seeking a positive, solution focused environment to support their children/youth impacted by suspected or diagnosed FASD.
YOU WILL LEARN:
For Caregivers and Professionals supporting individuals with diagnosed or possible Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Presented by the Halton FASD Resource Team
How prenatal exposure to alcohol affects brain and body development
How FASD impacts behaviour and functioning
A framework for supporting individuals with FASD across the lifespan
Four Module Training-Free for all!
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TWO-DAY IN-PERSON TRAINING- October 4 & 5; 9am-4pm
Lions Hall, Burlington. Maximum 50 Participants
FOUR MODULE VIRTUAL TRAINING- Wednesdays, November 4, 15, 22 & 29; 6:30-8:30pm
FOUR MODULE VIRTUAL TRAINING- Free
This is now SOLD OUT.Training Opportunity. People can register through the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/advancing-the-agenda-fasd-training-with-donna-debolt-tickets-681003498797?aff=oddtdtcreator.
If they are unable to attend, a recording of the training will be sent out to all those who register.
Registration is now open. See flyer for more details
Please join the fourth annual London & Region FASD Conference 2023. This virtual educational conference connects clinicians, researchers, experts, social and support workers, and the fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) community to share current research and resources, facilitate dialogue, and promote advocacy. This conference is ideal for researchers, medical and allied health professionals, educators, students, families, and adults and youth living with FASD in Southwestern Ontario and beyond.
This year’s conference title is: Breaking Stigma: Supporting Success in a Complex World. Our theme promotes inter/cross-disciplinary partnerships to translate academic theory into practice and allow personal and community experience to inform effective research and clinical strategies. The conference proudly offers:
• Current FASD research findings & implications
• Strategies for evidence-based treatment
• Interactive knowledge exchange during a
choice of educational workshops
• Regional resources, supports, & services for
families & individuals with FASD
• Personal accounts of lived experiences
Invited Plenary Lectures:
• Jeffrey Wozniak, PhD, LP
• Donna Debolt, BSW, RSW
• Éric Racine, PhD
• Claire Coles, PhD
• Jacqueline Pei, PhD, RPsych
We look forward to seeing you on October 24 & 25, 2023!