Past Events

Soutenir les personnes atteintes d’un Trouble du Spectre de l’Alcoolisation Foetale

Language: French
Location: Online
Cost: No charge for residents of Ottawa, Prescott Russell and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry $25 for residents from other area
When: Friday, November 20, 2020 - 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
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The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program at ABLE2 (formerly Citizen Advocacy Ottawa) is hosting a two webinars (one English and one French) focused on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

 

Topics include:

  • FASD 101
  • Red flags that can indicate FASD in someone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
  • Basics of FASD diagnosis • Common strengths and how to build on them
  • Common challenges and strategies for support
  • FASD across the lifespan
  • How to access FASD resources in your community

 

Who should attend:

  • Educators
  • Front line workers
  • Professionals
  • Caregivers
  • Friends and family of people with FASD
  • Everyone

We all have a role to play in supporting people with FASD.

 

No charge for residents of Ottawa, Prescott Russell and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services via CHEO. Fee for participants from other areas: $25.

Understanding Fetal Alcohol and Other Neurobehavioral Conditions: A Brain-Based Approach

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: $120
When: Monday, November 16, 2020 - Friday, November 20, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST
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Trying Differently Rather than Harder

Fetal Alcohol / Neurobehavioural conditions (FA/NB) encompass the spectrum of brain-based conditions with a wide range of symptoms. This workshop establishes a research-informed foundation linking brain function with behaviours and introduces an emerging best practices approach to developing effective person-specific strategies in all settings.

Designed for service and support professionals, the workshop provides a common language for participants to enhance ongoing collaboration and networking among those working with people with FASD in all systems. Participants in past trainings have included child, youth and family support professionals, teachers, nurses, physicians, lawyers, judges, mental health and addictions professionals, psychologists, and social workers, and employers, among others.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of FASD as an invisible brain-based physical condition.
  2. Identify examples of positive outcomes for people with FASD and how these are a result of application of a brain-based approach to understanding and developing strategies.
  3. Introduce the neurobehavioural screening tool and define primary, secondary and tertiary behavioural characteristics of FASD and other brain-based conditions.
  4. Understand how identification provides the basis for developing appropriate and effective accommodations to prevent challenging behaviours without limiting or inappropriately enabling.
  5. Discuss the fit between standard behavioural interventions and FASD and other brain-based conditions, and recognize why good techniques may not work.
  6. Understand the source of emotional reactions to neurobehavioural symptoms that clash with personal values and expectations.
  7. Understand application of a Functional Neurobehavioural Assessment to support developing person-specific accommodations in all settings.

Dates and Times

November 16th, 18th and 20th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. each day

Platform

This workshop will be taking place on Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed the meeting link. Please be sure to check your promotions and spam folders for the email.

About the trainer

Nathalie Brassard is a consultant and facilitator with FASCETS Canada West, delivering workshops, providing support and consultation services based on the Neurobehavioral Model to service providers and families in Western Canada, Quebec, and beyond. After completing an intensive mentorship with Diane Malbin, Nathalie became a certified facilitator of the Neurobehavioral Model in 2014. She is also a certified trainer for FASCETS, giving her the opportunity to train and mentor future facilitators. Since March 2019, she is the Executive Directors for FASCETS US.

Nathalie’s professional background is in human nutrition and dietetics. For over 25 years, she has worked with at-risk women and families during pregnancy and the early years, including supporting women with addiction issues and women and families living with FASD. Originally from Québec, Nathalie now lives in Northern British Columbia.

Please note that this training is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of people enrolled in order to be able to run it.

 

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.

London FASD Conference: Scientific Advances and Community Innovation

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Professionals: $65 - Parents & Caregivers: $30
When: October 28, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm
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A day for everyone living, working and learning to understand those living with FASD. This workshop has multiple key note speakers and breakout groups throughout the day.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Virtual Training Series 2020

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: $35/session
When: September 21 - October 26, 2020
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Dan Dubovsky, MSW will be facilitating a four part virtual training series tackling a number of topics related to FASD. Each session is standalone and you can attend one session or all sessions.

This presentation series provides a bries overview of where we are in our understanding of FASD and how it impacts various systems, along with how to modify our methods to address issues for those with FASD and their families. For those who complete the series, there will be an opportunity for online consultation of specific issues and situations.

  • Session #1 – Monday September 21, 2020 – 9am-12pm EDT

This session will cover how FASD impacts treatment, education, caregiving and other social systems

  • Session #2 – Monday September 28, 2020 – 9am-12pm EDT

This session will cover Implementing a positive focused system of care

  • Session #3 – Monday October 5, 2020 – 9am-12pm EDT

This session will cover modifying Motivational Interviewing to improve outcomes

  • Session #4 – Monday October 26, 2020 – 9am-12pm EDT

This will be an interactive coaching session that will cover what you have tried, what worked and what more you need to know

Supporting Individuals With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: No charge for residents of Ottawa, Prescott Russell and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry $25 for residents from other area
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
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The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program at ABLE2 (formerly Citizen Advocacy Ottawa) is hosting a two webinars (one English and one French) focused on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

 

Topics include:

  • FASD 101
  • Red flags that can indicate FASD in someone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
  • Basics of FASD diagnosis • Common strengths and how to build on them
  • Common challenges and strategies for support
  • FASD across the lifespan
  • How to access FASD resources in your community

 

Who should attend:

  • Educators
  • Front line workers
  • Professionals
  • Caregivers
  • Friends and family of people with FASD
  • Everyone

We all have a role to play in supporting people with FASD.

 

No charge for residents of Ottawa, Prescott Russell and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services via CHEO. Fee for participants from other areas: $25.

Learning Series #1 – Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: October 6, 2020 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
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Dufferin Wellington FASD – FASD Learning Series For Caregivers and Professionals supporting someone with diagnosed or suspected FASD

Objectives of this session:

  • Learn how prenatal alcohol exposure affects the development of the brain and body.
  • Understand how FASD impacts behaviour and functioning.
  • Identify what is needed to support individuals with FASD.

Presented by: Tara Leskey, FASD Coordinator

Virtual Zoom Meeting: October 6, 2020 at 6:30pm-8:30pm

Register early as spots are limited.

FASD and the Justice System: Finding Solutions

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost:
When: October 2, 2020
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The Lakeland Centre for FASD is hosting an amazing conference on FASD and the Justice System: Finding Solutions. The conference will be a blend of sessions on the research, real programs and outcomes, and some exploration of preventing justice involvement for this population. Keynote speakers will include researchers Mansfield Mela and Glen Luther as well as author/lawyer, Harold Johnson.

This conference is using a very unique platform called pheedloop which allows for several sessions to be occurring at one time, just like a live conference; and will feature exhibition booths where you can chat with many organizations and programs.

This will be a really cool and informative day.

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, 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.

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