FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, September 24th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Eileen Devine.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

Becoming a Behavioural Detective: Understanding and Supporting Complex Behaviour?

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, October 1st, 2020 - from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Kim Barthel.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, November 5th, 2020 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Myles Himmelreich.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

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.

 

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Nate Sheets.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Friday, January 8, 2021 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Dr. Susan Rich.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with David Boulding.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Brenda Knight.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

Past Events

Understanding FASD in the Criminal Justice System: A Research Update

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Aug 7, 2020 - 1PM EDT
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In order to implement best practices and improve outcomes for individuals with FASD who experience contact with the criminal justice system there is a need to characterize current experiences and needs, practices, and decision-making in these cases. Dr. McLachlan’s research team will present findings from several recent studies that aim to develop this growing evidence base. We first characterize criminal justice contact experiences among adolescents and adults with FASD using data from the Canadian FASD Database. Second, we review findings from a recently completed study evaluating FASD evidence in a review of published Canadian criminal cases. Third, we describe findings from our research characterizing the FASD knowledge, practice experiences, and training needs among forensic clinicians in Canada and internationally. Finally, we present findings from a systematic review of screening tools and approaches for identifying individuals with FASD, including specifically in justice contexts.

 

This 90-minute presentation will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2020, at 1:00pm EDT, and will include a discussion period following the presentation.

 

FASD and the Brain: Understanding Behavior and Learning

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, August 6, 2020 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Dr. Ira Chasnoff.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

Demystifying FASD and other brain-based conditions – Developing accommodations that really work

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: $250 for parents/caregivers, $300 for professionals
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7-July 23, 12-2pm EDT
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In this webinar you will learn…

  • What FASD is and how it impacts the brain
  • How to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of challenging behaviours
  • Information about overlapping diagnosis and how this informs systems, and
  • How to develop individualized person-centered accommodations that lead to success

Sign up now for a six part webinar presented by FASCETS Canada East:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

July 7-July 23

12-2pm EDT

For more information contact: fascetscanadaeast@gmail.com

 

 

Understanding FASD from a foundation up

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: July 11th, 2020 - 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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On July 11, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 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 Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required.

Loss, Grief, and Resilience

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
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Loss and grief seem to go hand in hand in relation to FASD and this experience deeply impacts the lives of children, youth, adults, families and support networks. Many children become involved in the child protection system early in their lives and this deeply impacts their life course trajectory including later involvement with the justice system in adolescence and adulthood. Mothers experience loss and grief regarding their child’s disability and frequently lose the opportunity to parent often due to active substance use. Beyond diagnosis, FASD is a complex psychosocial/emotional experience that requires ongoing supports to navigate life on a daily basis. Individuals with FASD often experience mental health challenges, poverty and homelessness. FASD often goes unrecognized by many professionals and this contributes to ineffective support, unrealistic expectations, frustration, loss and grief, all of which contribute to higher levels of vulnerability. Individuals and families have cumulative experiences of loss, grief and hurt, particularly when they feel professionals do not understand their experience and the impact of FASD in daily life. Training on FASD and practicing FASD informed care is essential to minimize further marginalization and oppression of individuals and families. Other losses for Individuals living with FASD include being misunderstood, facing challenges in relationships, ever-present stigma and social exclusion. The COVID-19 Pandemic resulted in a loss of supports for individuals living with FASD creating new and unexpected challenges that we will talk about from a personal, professional and parent perspective.

FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Application Consult

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT
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Health Nexus is hosting the webinar FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Application Consult. This webinar is going to be an interactive opportunity for Questions & Answers.

Please register here for this webinar happening on June 25, 2020 10:30 AM EDT.

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

Great news! The FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project will continue

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: June 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT
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The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) remains very committed to improving outcomes for children, youth and families affected by Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol (PAE) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). We at Health Nexus are very pleased to share that this Provincial FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project will continue. Call for applications is coming soon on the FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project page!

Please plan to attend the informational webinar on Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 am. We will review the application process and discuss ideas and strategies about how to develop successful partnerships and support group activities. Register here!

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!

“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.

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