Towards healthy outcomes for individuals with FASD: Advancing a common intervention framework

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Friday June 5, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
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In this presentation Dr. Jacqueline Pei will discuss an evidence informed model of intervention for individuals with FASD: Towards Healthy Outcomes. Achieving healthy outcomes for individuals with FASD requires working together towards meaningful goals for each individual. Recognizing this we have produced an evidence informed model to help us to identify key needs for all humans – with specific consideration for how existing literature can inform our practice.

Within this model we present a developmental lifespan perspective, that is enacted within interactive systems, and is strength-based and empowered.

This presentation will be 90 minutes.

Register here!

7th Biennial Conference on Developmental Disabilities: Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan

Language: English
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Cost: Currently not available
When: November 25 - 27, 2020
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The term developmental disabilities (DD) refers to people with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, fetal alcohol spectrum and related neurodevelopmental genetic syndromes. Children, youth, and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2020 conference will focus on practical strategies to optimize the quality of life for people with DD. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with people with DD, and their families, in partnership to improve their quality of life experience. The conference will also provide educational and informative psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health updates specific to people with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

Review evidence based clinical best practices in physical, mental health and education for people with DD
Explore new research in physical, mental health and education for individuals with DD
Identify core issues and challenges facing individuals with DD and their families
Consider ways to build partnerships to maximize health and wellbeing
Develop connections, share knowledge and common experiences with others involved in the field of DD

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kathryn at 604.822.7708 or email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca

Registration

Registration is currently not available.

 

Past Events

Towards healthy outcomes for individuals with FASD: Advancing a common intervention framework

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Friday June 5, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
Click here for more info

In this presentation Dr. Jacqueline Pei will discuss an evidence informed model of intervention for individuals with FASD: Towards Healthy Outcomes. Achieving healthy outcomes for individuals with FASD requires working together towards meaningful goals for each individual. Recognizing this we have produced an evidence informed model to help us to identify key needs for all humans – with specific consideration for how existing literature can inform our practice.

Within this model we present a developmental lifespan perspective, that is enacted within interactive systems, and is strength-based and empowered.

This presentation will be 90 minutes.

Register here!

“What’s Up?” Wednesdays: COVID-19 Information in Plain Language

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Every Wednesday, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT, from April 29 to June 3, 2020
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Join online on Wednesdays | 2:00-3:00 EST

People First Ontario, Respecting Rights at ARCH, and H-CARDD at CAMH want to answer some of your questions about COVID-19 to help everyone feel well, safe and connected.

Send your questions to them by phone, email, or social media.

If you need any help with registering please reach out to them.

How to contact H-CARDD:

Phone: 416-535-8501 ext. 37832

Email: hcardd@camh.ca

FacebookTwitter, and Instagram: @HCARDD

Understanding FASD from the foundation up

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: May 30th, 2020 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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On May 30th, 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Meera Sidhu, the FASD worker for the Region of Peel is hosting a webinar for parents/caregivers. The topic is understanding FASD from the foundation up.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required.

Pandemic Parenting Check-In with Dr. Jean Clinton

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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Join #OurPlaceKW “Parenting in a Pandemic” Facilitators Anneke and Shawna in a live interactive conversation with Dr. Jean Clinton on May 19th at 7pm. They will speak to the journey of pandemic parenting and navigate the emotional roller coaster that comes with living in these uncertain times.

This live event will take place on the Our Place, Family Resource and Early Years Facebook Page: facebook.com/OurPlaceKW

Mindfulness Monday

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Mon, May 4 and 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
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The Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre is offering free online mindfulness sessions for caregivers and loved ones in the developmental disability community, regardless of age or disability.

Mindfulness is a set of easy meditation techniques that can help reduce anxiety. Take part in guided meditation instruction that is accessible to all levels from beginners to experienced meditators. These sessions will be facilitated by Sue Hutton, a clinician with over 30 years of mindfulness experience.

Please note: this is not therapy, so if you are seeing a therapist please continue to do so.

CANCELLED – 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Language: English
Location: Vancouver
Cost: Available once registration opens
When: April 22-25, 2020
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This event has been cancelled. Please see here for more info.

Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there still remains limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

During this research conference on adolescents and adults with FASD, participants can expect to:

  • Connect the identified needs of community workers, healthcare providers, and families with the research community
  • Recognize emerging research findings and how they might better assist ethical policy and decision making and the development of
    integrated and collaborative approaches across systems
  • Examine practice-based evidence, projects and programs to understand the potential connections to research and potential
    longitudinal studies
  • Engage in knowledge exchange and dialogue through sessions, networking and the direct experience of individuals with FASD and families

Online FASD Training via Zoom for Service Providers

Language: English
Location: Zoom
Cost: $25
When: April 3, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
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On April 3, 2020, the FASD Network of Saskatchewan is offering an online training which is being delivered by Myles Himmelreich and Shana Mohr for just $25.

Myles Himmelreich is a well known motivational speaker successfully living with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). He has presented nationally and internationally for many years; sharing his experiences of living with a disability.

Shana Mohr is the Training Manager for the FASD Network of Saskatchewan, she has trained hundreds of professionals, caregivers, and individuals about the complexities of FASD. Shana is also the mom to an amazing daughter who lives with FASD and motivates her unlimited passion for the cause.

Register now!

Frontline Part 1 – “The Basics” from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT

During this 3 hour training, you will learn about primary disabilities and how they relate to an individual’s behaviours and actions as well as how they may cause secondary challenges.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch break

Frontline Part 2 – “Strategies” from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
The second 3-hour training session focuses on real-life tips and strategies. Attendance at a Frontline Part 1 session is a prerequisite for this training to ensure an appropriate level of knowledge regarding FASD. During this training, workers will benefit from practical strategies and a virtual toolkit that they can utilize when supporting an individual with FASD.

 

CANCELLED – Finding a Balance: Supporting Self-Regulation, Mental Health and Executive Functioning for individuals with FASD

Language: English
Location: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON
Cost: $100 for Professionals, $75 for Parents/Caregivers
When: March 26, 2020
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Unfortunately, the conference had to be cancelled . Sue Brooks will be contacting everyone who signed up with more information.

Finding a Balance: Supporting Self-Regulation, Mental Health and Executive Functioning for individuals with FASD 

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Thursday March 26, 2020 – 9am-4pm

Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON

Offered in partnership with the Halton & Hamilton FASD Collaboratives

Key Note Speaker: Jacqueline Pei (R. Psych., PhD)

Guest Speakers: Reinier deSmit and Cindy Male

Details:
Registration/Doors Open at 8am
Presentation Starts at 9am
Lunch and Snacks will be provided

To register, please visit rockevents.ca
If you have any questions, please contact: Sue Brooks at sueb@rockonline.ca

 

 

Best Start Conference 2020: Building Healthy Brains

Language: English with live translation to French available
Location: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St, Toronto, ON
Cost: Sold Out
When: March 5th and 6th, 2020
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The conference will be an exciting knowledge exchange about how building brain science into community programs is strengthening resilience and improving health and human services outcomes for everyone!

We’re looking forward to an excellent group of international speakers and panelists sharing their experience living, studying, implementing and evaluating brain science programs in health (including mental health), education, justice and developmental sectors.

We expect the Building Healthy Brains event to be an interactive forum to share future strategies for spreading brain science knowledge, program expertise and evaluation opportunities in Ontario.  A special highlight will be given to FASD community services on Day Two.

With cross-cutting themes of integrated service delivery, person-centred and culturally-safe care and inclusion, the Building Healthy Brains event promises to be an exciting, action-oriented conversation showcasing Ontario, Alberta, ACEs programs, national and international exemplars making progress through collaboration.

More information on the conference website!

 

Family Strategies for Online Safety & Responsibility at FASD Group of Ottawa

Language: English
Location: Citizen Advocacy, 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa
Cost: Free
When: March 4, 2020 at 7pm
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FASD Group of Ottawa presents Family Strategies for Online Safety & Responsibility with Matt Richardson in person, expert & professor Belleville Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Group of Ottawa.
Citizen Advocacy, 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa.

Family members and professionals welcome.

More info: 613 446-4144 or rosse@ncf.ca

People who can’t come in to Ottawa are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wsfuytpjgjjiwH3HEFbx2OSCs8Xy38Ew

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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