Thank you for your interest in the FASD ONE TEAM ASSESSMENT TRAINING COURSE. We are no longer accepting registration at this time. Please keep your eye on the FASD One website (https://fasdontario.ca/) for future opportunities to participate in this course or email email@example.com for more info.
A comprehensive online course designed to promote and educate practitioners on multidisciplinary team processes for comprehensive FASD Assessment
What is the FASD ONE Assessment Team Training?
Welcome to the FASD ONE Assessment Team Training Course. This comprehensive collection of assessment information focusses on operationalizing the multidisciplinary team approach as recommended by the Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis. The material has been compiled by a number of experienced FASD assessment clinicians and many individuals with FASD and family members who experience the impact every day. This training has been reviewed and supported by members of the FASD Ontario Network of Expertise.
Once we have received your registration, and it has been approved, you will be invited to participate in the course through a web based platform called Rise.com. You will have six weeks to complete the course by working through four modules that will consist of different learning modalities (text, graphics, videos, and audio) as well as occasional quizzes to ensure material understanding and retention.
The overall goal of this training is to discover how we can put the Canadian Guidelines for FASD Diagnosis Across the Lifespan into action, and to enhance our existing assessment services to be more inclusive of the many in need.
The course consists of 4 Online Modules that YOUR OWN TIME through the rise.com platform. You will have 8 weeks to finish the course and earn a Certificate of Completion.
The first cohort of participants will begin on July 4th, 2022 and will have until September 5th, 2022.
Course Creation and Contributions
We would like to honour the individuals, families, support people and advocates who came before us.
People have been working tirelessly for many years without much recognition or understanding from others, i.e. their family doctors, other service providers, school staff, family members and community etc. regarding the unique and very complicated circumstances that are a part of their everyday lives.
They are the reason the government has made these recent investments and we want to take a minute to share and stress that the individuals and families who are affected by PAE/FASD are our most important and meaningful teachers
Contributors to the course through professional expertise or vital lived experience:
Dr. Claire Mitchell
Dr. Louise Scott
Dr. Kimberly Harris
Mohamed (Mo) Oshalla
Reinier de Smit
We acknowledge FASD ONE for their ongoing commitment to raising awareness and building system capacity aimed to improve outcomes for people affected by PAE/FASD.
What is FASD ONE?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE) is a group that works together to address issues related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the province. Membership includes experts and specialists in research, health promotion, diagnosis, justice services, education, community and policy development, and service delivery as well as family members who have intimate knowledge of the practical needs of individuals with this disability. Action group members have been working together for a number of years but have formalized the collaborative approach in 2005. READ MORE HERE
This course is FREE and available to practitioners who are looking to gain knowledge in FASD Assessments. Registration is full. Anyone looking to register can register for the waitlist.
Please complete the registration form HERE .
Please email Janice Balfour with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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