Honouring the Downtown Eastside Community

Language: English
Location: The Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander St., Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6
Cost: Free
When: February 27, 2020, 8:30am-4:00pm
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A gathering to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the circle of our lives.

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Thursday February 27
8:30am-4:00pm
The Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander St.,Vancouver, BC

Free event, lunch and snacks included, child-inclusive

Speakers and Panelist:

  • Wanda Pelletier, Coordinator, YWCA Crabtree Corner Key Worker Program; Project
    Coordinator, United Families For Our Future Project; UBC Research Assistant
  • People with lived experience
  • Individuals with FASDs

Keynote:
Dr. Christine A. Loock
Developmental Pediatrician; Associate Professor, UBC; Medical Director, BCCH Cleft Palate
Program; Specialist Lead, BCCH RICHER Program

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10th Annual Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference

Language: English
Location: Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON
Cost: $300
When: Wednesday February 26 - Friday February 28, 2020
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FASD: Honouring our Roots

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Wednesday February 26 – Friday February 28, 2020

Holiday Inn 

1696 Regent Street, Sudbury ON

Registration Fee: $300 (includes lunch and refreshment breaks)

Single day registration available for $100 per day.

Register now!

 

 

Keynotes and Workshops

A variety of keynote addresses, plenary sessions and workshops will be held during the conference.  Session topics will include:

  • Raising Children & Youth in the complicated world of Sexuality
  • Updates from the CanFASD Research Network
  • This is our Journey:  Life with FASD
  • Mino Bimaadiziwin with FASD
  • Two Canoes, One River:A Journey through alcoholism and FASD; importance of early diagnosis and access to cultural supports and programs
  • FASD Groups & Acceptance Commitment Training (ACT)
  • “Game-bling!:  When gambling meets gaming”

For more information contact:

Kari Chiappetta 
kcconsulting@shaw.ca 
807-621-6225 

 

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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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

 

 

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

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

Reframing FASD Behaviour, Building Skills for Success with Eileen Devine

Language: English, with a space for francophone families affected by FASD and service providers to connect and to obtain resources and information in French.
Location: BMO Centre, 295 Rectory St., London ON
Cost: $60
When: Friday, February 14th, 2020. Registration 8:30 am, Workshop 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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This neurobehavioral model workshop is for those wanting to learn more about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain and how best to support individuals living with differences in cognitive abilities. This training will help participants build a set of tools rooted in the latest neuroscience, which will allow them to be more successful in their support of individuals with a history of trauma, FASD or other neurobehavioral conditions. Eileen believes that kids do well if they can. When we understand how the brain has been impacted by alcohol, we can then reframe challenging behaviours by seeing them as symptoms of brain function, and move from frustration and anxiety to improved outcomes for both the child, and the caregiver.

This workshop is with Eileen Devine, from Oregon, US. Eileen is both a professional who works in the field as well as a parent with lived experience. Eileen has been trained and certified in the neurobehavioural model, as developed by Diane Malbin. For more information about Eileen, you can visit her website.

Cost: general admission $60, discounted admission for the first 40 parents/caregivers ($40 each)
Includes lunch and refreshments

There will be a space for francophone families affected by FASD and service providers to connect and to obtain resources and information in French.
Il y aura un espace pour que les familles francophones touchées par le TSAF et les fournisseurs de services puissent se connecter et obtenir des ressources et des informations en français.

Register here! Please note that registration closes February 8th. For questions about the event, you can contact fasdinclondon@gmail.com.

 

FASD With Donna Debolt

Language: English
Location: Dunsford Community Centre
Cost: $80 for Professionals, $20 for Caregivers
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (8:30-4pm)
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Brochure for the event

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Let’s Collaborate as a Community!

We, as a community need to work together to improve outcomes for individuals with FASD by shifting our way of thinking and the way we deliver service.

When: Tuesday February 11, 2020 (8:30-4pm)

Where: Dunsford Community Centre

**Lunch and AM Snack Provided**

Contact Kim Carson with dietary restrictions/questions
705-876-9245 ext. 231
kcarson@tccss.org

FEES: $80-Professionals $20-Caregivers

To register, CLICK HERE

 

 

FASD from a Trauma Lens

Language: English
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free
When: February 11, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
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FASD from a Trauma Lens on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00 PM with presenter Barbara Clark who has spent over 25 years working with at risk youth in public schools, is an adoptive parent of a child with FASD and currently works with the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) coordinating post-adoption supports.

Parenting a child with a disorder on the fetal alcohol spectrum can present many challenges for foster and adoptive families. It is vital for these families and professionals who support them to understand the reason behind the learning and behavioral challengers so they, together, can “try differently”.

Register

 

A day with FASD Coach & Facilitator Donna Debolt

Language: English
Location: Ramada Inn, 99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton
Cost: $50-Service Providers, $10-Caregivers
When: February 10, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Ramada Inn, 99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton
registration: 9:00am event: 9:30am – 4:30pm

As a social worker, Donna challenges communities through training and improved case management to develop and implement prevention, intervention and management strategies to successfully support individuals and families who are dealing with alcohol-related disabilities.

“Our job is to explain individuals with FASD to the world and not the world to individuals with FASD” – Donna Debolt

To register:
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$50-Service Providers $10-Caregivers. Lunch provided.

 

Please contact Dawn Miller with any questions: (613) 969-7400 ext. 2630 dmiller@qhc.on.ca

Brought to you by the Hastings & Prince Edward and the Northumberland FASD Caregiver Support Groups.

 

 

Keys to Unlocking FASD: Providing Informed, Creative and Effective Care With Sheila Burns

Language: English
Location: Sevent Day Adventist Church, 380 Manor Road, St. Thomas
Cost: Free for caregivers - $20 for professionals. Payment at the event with cash or cheque, receipt provided
When: January 30, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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This workshop will refresh your understanding of FASD and explore FASD‐informed strategies that can improve the effectiveness of caregiving and professional interventions. We will unpack and breakdown the varied individual neurodevelopmental elements associated with the disability using an approach designed to identify unique profiles and individual strengths.

This will guide interactive discussions about interventions and build menus of prosocial strategies. The workshop will inform the shift in responses to caregiving, teaching and social service supports to enhance individual success.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Registration 8:30 am
Workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm

 

Pizza lunch provided

To register: email Rachel Bezzina rachel.bezzina@lfcc.on.ca
Or call: 519.878.3273

Brought to you by:
Ethel de la Penotière

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – January meeting

Language: English
Location: 114 Argyle Street South, Renfrew
Cost: Free
When: January 29, 2020: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086603015206

Guest speaker: Marv Johnston, Clinical Supervisor, Youturn: Youth Support Services

Evidence-based Interventions for Children with FASD

Language: English
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free
When: January 16, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
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Evidence-based Interventions for Children with FASD on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30-8:00 PM with presenter Dr. Molly N. Millians, a clinical educational specialist with the Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine.

This webinar will present an overview of interventions found to be effective through controlled studies for children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. The interventions discussed will be those from other developmental disorders and found effective for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as well as those developed for children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. Specifically, the interventions presented will cover behavior and self-regulation, social skills, family support, and academic skills.

Register!

 

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – December meeting

Language: English
Location: 464 Isabella Street, Pembroke
Cost: Free
When: December 11, 2019: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086603015206

Guest speaker: Dr. Catherine Horvath, Psychologist, Ottawa Center for Resilience

Keys to unlocking FASD: Providing informed, effective and creative care.

Language: English
Location: Avaya Building, Second Floor Auditorium 250 Sidney Street Belleville, ON K8P 5L6
Cost: Free
When: December 5, 2019, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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Sheila Burns Live Presentation

Keys to unlocking FASD: Providing informed, effective and creative care.

By FASD Caregiver Support Group Hastings and Prince Edward County

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the primary characteristics of FASD and complicating considerations
  • Explain the elements of the FASD diagnostic process and screening considerations
  • Identify the FASD profile variabilities
  • Explore strategies that accommodate and scaffold individual strengths

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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.

 

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