FASD Ongoing Training

Alcohol Use, Women’s Health and Pregnancy: Comprehensive Approaches to Preventing Problems Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Type : Online
Language : English
Cost : Free
More Information: https://www.campusvirtualsp.org/en/courses/self-learning

The purpose of this self-learning course is to provide up-to-date training and information to health care providers to address alcohol use by women of reproductive age and pregnant women, by introducing strategies for health promotion, early detection and motivation for change in this specific population group.

The online course “Alcohol Use, Women’s Health and Pregnancy: Comprehensive Approaches to Preventing Problems Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure”, is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization. In 7 modules and final evaluation, this free self-learning tool primarily aims to capacitate health professionals in addressing issues related to alcohol use by women of reproductive age and pregnant women by touching on strategies for early detection, motivation for change and health promotion in this target group.

The theme areas covered in the course include:

  • Background on alcohol use and women’s health
  • Background on alcohol use and health of the pregnant woman
  • Implications of alcohol use in gestation for the fetus and child
  • Problems of alcohol as related to family relationships
  • Identification of alcohol use during pregnancy
  • Brief interventions and treatment
  • Implementation and health promotion

Caregiver Curriculum on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Type : Online
Language : English
Cost : Free
More Information: http://www.childwelfareinstitute.torontocas.ca/training

The purpose of this curriculum is to provide a venue for caregivers including foster parents, families, kinship care, youth and child care workers, child welfare services, and others trying to understand and cope with many of the life challenges faced by children with FASD. This training was developed by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto in collaboration with the University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, Government of Alberta and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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SAFERA – Le syndrome d’alcoolisation foetale

Type : Training DVD
Language : French
Date: 2004
Cost : $65
More Information: http://safera.net/financement/index.php?article29/dvd-de-formation

This DVD explains everything that surrounds this major and costly public health problem, a source of ongoing hardship for sufferers and their families.

Foundations in FASD

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English and French
Cost: $25
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/foundations-in-fasd

This course provides a basic training program intended for everyone that will come into contact with individuals with FASD. This evidence-based course is both culturally sensitive and responsive to learners needs.

Topics in this course include:

  • An overview of FASD assessment and diagnosis in Canada
  • An introduction to FASD interventions and promising approaches
  • The effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the fetus
  • The impact of alcohol on brain development
  • Issues related to stigma and FASD
  • Strategies for prevention and support
  • Barriers to prevention and support
  • The signs and symptoms of FASD across the lifespan

FASD for School Staff Level II: Practical Strategies for the School Environment

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English
Cost: $80
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/fasd-for-school-staff-level-ii

This course is an advanced training course intended for all educators working with students with FASD including all administrators, teachers, educational assistants, ECE’s, office admin, Board personnel and bus drivers. This Level 2 training course, building on the Level 1 Foundations in FASD course, provides the perspective of individuals who have FASD and their caregivers, is evidence-based and current, employs a culturally sensitive approach, and is presented in a way that is responsive to educators.

Topics in this course include:

  • A review of the key points of the Foundations Level I course
  • Characteristics of a FASD-Friendly school
  • Teaching strategies for students with FASD
  • The importance of educator/caregiver collaboration
  • Instructional, environmental, and assessment strategies in the classroom
  • Transitions facing students with FASD

FASD for Judicial and Legal Professionals Level II

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English
Cost: $80
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/fasd-for-judicial-professionals-level-ii

This course is an advanced training course for professionals in the Justice systems. This Level 2 training course builds on the Level 1 Foundations in FASD course and presents evidence-based and practice-informed information that can be easily and effectively integrated into your practice and approach to working with individuals with FASD.

The course is designed to provide learners with a better understanding of how FASD impacts a person’s involvement with the justice system, challenge some of the common assumptions about FASD and justice-involvement, and provide helpful strategies and suggestions for working with justice-involved individuals with FASD. There will also be interactive case examples to help reinforce the course content.

FASD for Solicitor General Professionals Level II

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English
Cost: $80
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/fasd-for-solicitor-general-professionals-level-ii

This course is an advanced training course for professionals in the Solicitor General systems. This Level 2 training course builds on the Level 1 Foundations in FASD course and presents evidence-based and practice-informed information that can be easily and effectively integrated into your practice and approach to working with individuals with FASD.

The course is designed to provide learners with a better understanding of how FASD impacts a person’s involvement with the justice system, challenge some of the common assumptions about FASD and justice-involvement, and provide helpful strategies and suggestions for working with justice-involved individuals with FASD. There will also be interactive case examples to help reinforce the course content.

The Prevention Conversation: An online curriculum

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English
Cost: $125
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/prevention-conversation

This course is an online training program for front-line health and social services professionals to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to engage their clients/patients in a supportive and non-judgmental conversation about alcohol use during pregnancy, its lasting effects on the developing child, and resources and supports available to women of childbearing age.

This course discusses FASD prevention by providing information about the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy as well as considerations to support women in a way that promotes healthy relationships with professionals and promotes safety and health in all facets of their lives.

Towards Improved Practice: An online curriculum

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English and French
Cost: $62.50
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/towards-improved-practice

This course is a training program that provides front-line service providers in many fields including mental health, addictions, corrections, shelters, literacy and adult education programs, with knowledge and tools to identify and best support women who are at-risk for having a child with FASD or individuals at-risk for having FASD themselves. These settings provide ideal opportunities to implement brief, effective approaches to prevent FASD as well as to improve outcomes for those already affected by FASD. CanFASD experts have developed a training workshop for front-line workers to improve understanding of the implications of prenatal alcohol exposure and to how to implement screening and a referral pathway for diagnosis and/or interventions.

Content includes:

  • An in-depth review of FASD and the implications of prenatal alcohol exposure on individuals and their families
  • Approaches to FASD prevention
  • Methods of providing support to women who are pregnant or may become pregnant to remain abstinent from alcohol
  • Methods for identifying individuals who have or may have an FASD, referring them for diagnosis where possible, and providing appropriate interventions to meet their needs
  • Clinical vignettes designed to realistically portray the provider–client interactions that might take place when providing FASD prevention or interventions

Multidisciplinary Team Training for Diagnosis of FASD: An online curriculum

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English and French
Date: 2019 edition
Cost: Individual $250 – Team $1,000
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/multidisciplinary-team-training-for-diagnosis-of-fasd

This online FASD curriculum is developed to assist professionals in learning the processes, procedures, and in developing the skillset needed to be effective members of a multidisciplinary diagnostic team.

The curriculum is designed for clinical and allied health professionals who are either currently working in FASD clinics or for those who will soon become members of multidisciplinary diagnostic clinic in Canada.

The online course includes common concepts that apply to all disciplines comprising the diagnostic team and focusses on the core concepts that are required for professionals who are involved in making FASD diagnoses. The expectation is that the participants will have a working knowledge of the field, professional competency in their own area of specialty, and exposure to the relevant research literature.

This is not an introductory course on FASD.

This course is MOC-3 accredited and provides standardized training based on current evidence and the new Canadian guidelines. Diagnostic teams are encouraged to take this course together and there are places for discussion and deliberation among the team within the curriculum.

This course was co-developed with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 12 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

8-Week Caregiver Program

Type: Caregiver program
Language: English
Date: Ongoing (8-week program)
Cost: Free
Location: Norwest Community Health Centre
More Information: http://www.norwestchc.org/

Maureen Parkes FASD Coordinator
(807) 626-8485 or mparkes@norwestchc.org

An 8-week program providing information on supporting individuals suspected of or having FASD. Open to parents and caregivers/ anyone caring for someone with FASD; people with FASD can attend on a case by case basis. Participation through video conference can be arranged.

Not for professionals. Contact Maureen Parkes at the Norwest Community Health Centre for more information about intensive trainings for professionals.

Northwestern Ontario FASD Diagnostic Clinic

Type: Online Learning Module
Language: English
Cost: Free
Location: Online
More Information: http://www.fireflynw.ca/child-development-services-northwestern-ontario-fasd-diagnostic-clinic

A short online module to explain the FASD Diagnostic Services available in Northwestern Ontario. Although some aspects are specific to Northwestern Ontario, there is also general information on diagnosis applicable to all geographic areas.