Becoming a Behavioural Detective: Understanding and Supporting Complex Behaviour

Language: English
Location: Kanata Recreation Complex, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: $150 – $175
When: September 6, 2019 | 9am–4pm
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This one-day workshop with Kim Barthel will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/relational problems
that result in “challenging behaviour”.

Participants will be invited to forevermore become behavioural detectives, using clinical reasoning, to look deeper than the surface. By seeking to understand why people do the things we do, from a myriad of perspectives, we allow compassion into the equation. This alone changes the brain – but the mindset of clinical curiosity supports treatment strategies at home, at school and in all levels of relationships.

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder –Strategies for Success

Language: English
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Cost: $32.00 members/$42.00 non-members
When: September 7, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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This presentation contains a general overview of the cause of FASD, its primary and secondary characteristics, and possible advantages of early diagnosis and intervention. The participants will learn the unique challenges and strategies faced by parents and caregivers of children with FASD. It discusses the importance of understanding the social context of FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy, and family dynamics. There will be information on the impact of drugs discussed. Our need as a community to have respect and support for biological parents and individuals dealing with this condition will also be discussed.

Open FASD Training – Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

Language: French, English
Location: Ottawa
Cost: Free
When: September 9, 2019, 1-3 p.m.
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A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training event will take place in Ottawa on September 9 and is open to all. Offered by Citizen Advocacy Ottawa and CHEO.

Preregistration is required for this training (FASD@citizenadvocacy.org). 613-761-9522, ext 234.

 

Living Successfully with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: With Myles Himmelreich

Language: English
Location: Grey Bruce Health Unit, Owen Sound
Cost: Free
When: September 9, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Myles Himmelreich is a well known motivational speaker successfully living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). He has done a great deal of work as a consultant to many different agencies, and organizations dealing with: criminal justice systems, teachers, support professionals, paraprofessionals, caregivers, doctors, and most importantly parents and individuals with disabilities themselves. Myles was also a co-lead of a ground-breaking study on the health and physical issues of adults living with FASD. His goal is to bring awareness, acceptance and a true understanding of living with a disability to his audiences.

Email t.luscombe@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca  for more information.

A RED SHOES ROCK WALK WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER LUNCH

 

Parent Session with Myles Himmelreich

Language: English
Location: Nottawasaga Inn, 6015 Highway 89, Alliston
Cost: Free
When: September 10, 2019; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A session for parents and caregivers supporting individuals with FASD. Myles Himmelreich is a well-known motivational speaker, having presented nationally and internationally for many years, sharing his experiences of living with FASD. In his work as a mentor to other youth and adults with FASD, Myles has helped them to understand and accept that we may share similar struggles but also the desire to succeed.

Download the brochure to register or contact patty.barnes@mackenziehealth.ca for more information.

 

Walking in Our Shoes – Living with FASD

Language: English
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 34 Prince Street, Sioux Lookout
Cost: Free
When: September 9 and 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Walking in Our Shoes – Living with FASD brochure

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Walking in Our Shoes – Living with FASD is a free two day Conference.

September 9 and 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Calvary Baptist Church, 34 Prince Street Sioux lookout

 

Key Note speaker: Jeff Noble

Please pre-register to assure your spot.

 

 

 

 

It Takes a Community… a cross sector approach to FASD

Language: English
Location: Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston, Ontario
Cost: $325 for 2 days
When: September 10-11, 2019

A two-day conference with a number of keynotes and educational sessions.

Keynote speakers include: Myles Himmelreich, Jennifer Saltzman-Benaiah, Robert Solomon and Geraldine Crisci.

Topics for educational sessions include:

  • FASD Educational Strategies and Practices
  • Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and their Pharmacological Management
  • Community Development: How Simcoe County created and maintains the FASD Community Initiative within the County
  • A Model for Collaborative Training for FASD
  • Women with Substance
  • Responding to Risk Needs: Providing Education and Treatment for Individuals with FASD who engage in Concerning Sexual Behaviours
  • Troubled: Justice and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Download the brochure to register or contact patty.barnes@mackenziehealth.ca for more information.

FASD Caregiver Workshop – Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

Language: French, English
Location: Ottawa
Cost: Free
When: September 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) training for caregivers in Ottawa is offered by Citizen Advocacy Ottawa and CHEO. This FASD training event is planned for September 12 and is open to all caregivers of individuals with FASD.

Preregistration is required for this training (FASD@citizenadvocacy.org). 613-761-9522, ext 234.

 

FASD Foundations: Part 1 – Daytime Session

Language: English
Location: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Cost: Caregivers: FREE Professionals: $75
When: Tuesday October 1st, 2019, 9am-5pm
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Hamilton FASD Training poster

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This is FASD Foundations training, part 1.

The full day session includes:
– The Basics: Understanding FASD
– FASD Intervention Principles: Best Practice
– Advocacy: Promoting school success and transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

Email info@fasdhamilton.ca for more information.

 

 

FASD Community Education Event in Huron-Perth with Allan Mountford

Language: English
Location: Arden Park Hotel 552 Ontario St., Stratford, Ontario
Cost: Free Event for Families, Caregivers, and Professionals in Huron and Perth Counties
When: October 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Allan Mountford, M.ed, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder expert, will be presenting information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and strategies that can be implemented in the home and community by those supporting individuals with FASD. There will be a question and answer period where families and caregivers will have the opportunity to ask behavior specific questions.

Email juliewelch@cscn.on.ca for more information.

 

From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding – Brampton

Language: English
Location: ErinoakKIDS - 10145 McVean Drive, Brampton
Cost: Free
When: Oct. 16, 2019, 9:30 a.m . - 12:30 p.m.
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The worskhop From an FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding will help to:
• Have access to a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) worker and a social worker.
• Gain an understanding of the FASD brain and challenges associated with it.
• Learn about what causes FASD and how prevalent it is in our population.

For those who live in the Region of Peel and have a confirmed or suspected FASD diagnosis.

 

FASD Foundations: Part 1 – Evening Session

Language: English
Location: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Cost: Caregivers: FREE Professionals: $75
When: Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 6:30-9pm
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FASD Foundations - Part 1 - Poster

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This is FASD Foundations training, part 1, offered over 3 evenings.

The training includes:
– Session 1: The Basics – Understanding FASD
– Session 2: FASD Intervention Principles – Best Practice
– Session 3: Advocacy – Promoting school success and transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

Email info@fasdhamilton.ca for more information.

 

FASD in Ontario – Collaborative Knowledge Exchange & Annual Eastern Ontario FASD Symposium

Language: English
Location: Ottawa
Cost: More details and registration will be available in September.
When: November 1 & 2, 2019
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Save the dates!   Nov 1 – 2, 2019

FASD in Ontario

The Citizen Advocacy’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program and CHEO would like to invite the MCCSS funded FASD Workers from across Ontario to gather together in Ottawa for the 2nd Annual Collaborative Knowledge Exchange and 3rd Annual Eastern Ontario FASD Symposium.

Registration cost and details will be available September 2019.

 

 

 

 

From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding – Mississauga

Language: English
Location: Peel Children’s Centre, 1230 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
Cost: Free
When: Nov. 20, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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The workshop From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding will help you to:
• Have access to a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) worker and a social worker.
• Gain an understanding of the FASD brain and challenges associated with it.
• Learn about what causes FASD and how prevalent it is in our population.

For those who live in the Region of Peel and have a confirmed or suspected FASD diagnosis.

 

Issues of Substance 2019 – Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Language: French, English
Location: Westin Hotel, Ottawa
Cost: $300-$895
When: November 25-27, 2019
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The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction invites you to attend CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. The three-day event takes place November 25–27, 2019, in the Westin Ottawa Hotel and is part of National Addictions Awareness Week.

This year, CCSA is pleased to have the Mental Health Commission of Canada as a national partner for our event. As part of their involvement, there will be a strong mental health and addiction focus in the conference program.

The theme for this year’s conference is Evidence and Perspectives, Compassion and Action, reflecting the importance of relying on research and real-world experience as we identify sustainable solutions to meet the needs of Canadians suffering from substance use disorder.

FASD: Next Steps – Part 2

Language: (Français) Anglais
Location: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Cost: Caregivers: FREE Professionals: $75
When: Wednesday December 4th, 2019, 9am-5pm
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This is FASD: Next Steps – Part 2.

The full day Session includes:
– Grief and Loss
– Strategies and Interventions
– Transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

 

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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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

Past Events

FASD Ontario Website Webinars

Language: French, English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: June 6 and 12, daytime and evening

Four webinars will take place to help users make the most of the FASD Ontario website. Note that the daytime ones are intended for service providers and evening sessions are for parents and caregivers. The webinars will be recorded.

  • (French) Le site Web TSAF Ontario – Webinaire pour les intervenants
    Thursday, June 6, 2019  – 1:30-2:30 PM EDT
  • (French) Le site Web TSAF Ontario – Webinaire pour les parents et aidants
    Thursday, June 6, 2019  – 19:00-20:00 EDT
  • (English) The FASD Ontario Website – Webinar for Service Providers
    Wed, Jun 12, 2019 – 1:30-2:30 PM EDT
  • (English) The FASD Ontario Website – Webinar for Parents and Caregivers
    Wed, Jun 12, 2019 – 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT

 

Supper with Jeff Noble

Language: English
Location: One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Avenue, North Bay
Cost: Free. Register before Monday, June 10th. Contact Carol at carolt@onekidsplace.ca or (705) 476-5437 # 3903
When: Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30 pm

Photo of Jeff Noble

Jeff Noble is a world-wide leader who delivers relevant, useful and need-to-know information to help and support front-line workers, educators and caregivers (parents/grandparents) of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

 

 

Caring for the Caregiver

Language: English
Location: Toronto Western Hospital, 9 East Wing, Group Room B (Room 9E436).
Cost: Free. Very limited seating.
When: May 24 & 25, June 19. Participants must attend all dates.
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Caring for the Caregiver poster

A research project evaluating Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) for female caregivers of individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

The ACT intervention is spread over 1 evening followed by a full day and a “refresher” evening session, held 4 weeks later. It is required that you attend all three dates.

 

 

FASD and the Criminal Justice System: What can we do?

Language: English
Location: CPRI, Zarfas Hall 600 Sanatorium Road London, ON N6H 3W7
Cost: $55 Early Bird (register before March 22) $65 Standard Rate (register after March 22) $45 Group Rate (2+ participants) $25 Student Rate (must register offline/provide copy of student ID)
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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“It’s a Brain Thing” – Full day FASD Workshop with Nate Sheets

Language: English
Location: London, ON
Cost: Early bird (first 50 registrations) $65, then $85 each (includes lunch and refreshments)
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Understand the cognitive struggles and strengths of those with FASD, learn principles, and gain tools to support them.

Nate Sheets is an international FASD behaviour consultant, speaker, and advocate from Oregon, US. He has a decade of experience in the developmental disability field and helps families, schools, mental health programs, and government agencies understand the needs of people with FASD. Nate takes neuropsychology concepts and finds practical ways to apply them to challenging behaviours in a way that values the dignity and respect of all people involved.

Webinar: Developing a Prenatal SBIRT System – An Ethical Approach to Prevention and Intervention

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: $19.99 US
When: May 14, 11:00-12:15 p.m. Pacific, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Central, 2:00-3:15 p.m. Eastern
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Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a proven strategy for improving pregnancy outcomes for women who are using a variety of substances.

Key questions to be addressed:  How should the community be involved in establishing an SBIRT system for pregnant women?  What is the role of the primary prenatal care provider? What is the best way to screen for substance use in pregnancy?  What good does toxicology testing serve, and what methodology is best?  What defines successful medication-assisted treatment in pregnancy?  What are the key barriers to establishing a fully functioning prenatal SBIRT system?  What responsibilities do prenatal care providers have in establishing a plan of safe care, as required by federal CARA legislation?

Why this is important:  Science tells us that SBIRT strategies are an effective and efficient means of prevention; however, widespread racial and social class bias as well as an inherent bias against women who use substances during pregnancy propel the call for punitive approaches that drive women out of prenatal care.  A successful SBIRT system will significantly reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and drive down health care costs.

FASD Through a Variety of Lenses – Dr. James Reynolds

Language: English
Location: Centennial Secondary School Palmer Road Belleville, ON K8P 4E1
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
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The newly appointed Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. James Reynolds, will speak with the Hastings and Prince Edward County FASD Care Giver Support Group on April 18 to share his research on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing brain. During the workshop, he will also explore the resulting cognitive, behavioural and socio-emotional deficits that may occur in children when the developing prenatal brain is exposed to alcohol include a discussion on the impact of treatment and developing community awareness of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing brain. This workshop is for parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and respite support workers. Find out more: bit.ly/2Z404CP