Past Events

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

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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.

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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.

 

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – November meeting

Language: English
Location: 114 Argyle Street South, Renfrew
Cost: Free
When: November 27, 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/445086613015205

Guest speaker: Jeff Noble, Co-Founder, of FASD Forever

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.

Ontario Symposium: Alcohol Harms Reduction on University & College Campuses

Language: English
Location: Victoria University, 91 Charles St W, Alumni Hall, Toronto, ON M5S 1K5
Cost: Free
When: November 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
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The annual Ontario Symposium on Alcohol Harms Reduction on University and College Campuses is co-sponsored by the Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH), the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), and Victoria University in the University of Toronto.

View a copy of the most updated agenda here.

The morning Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Sherry Stewart, PhD, FRSC, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Neuroscience, Canada Research Chair in Addictions and Mental Health, Dalhousie University; Site Lead Researcher for The Caring Campus Project.

This event is free for all participants.

This event is happening on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at Victoria College, University of Toronto (St. George Downtown Campus) from 9:30a.m.-2:30 p.m. (morning registration from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.).

PEP-AH is a network of almost 40 Canadian universities and colleges, the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Universities Canada, that is using an evidence-based framework, and encouraging collaborations to help reduce alcohol harms and address drinking culture on Canadian campuses.

Student voices are key to PEP-AH’s success; staff and faculty are encouraged to bring students on your campus who are engaged in health promotion/alcohol harm reduction- related work. The CCSA can support student travel costs. If you are a student registrant, please e-mail christina.alcena@utoronto.ca for more information.

We ask all attendees to complete this online registration form by Friday, November 8th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Alcena (christina.alcena@utoronto.ca).

FASD Learning Series

Language: English
Location: Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent 355 Lark Street Chatham
Cost: Free
When: November 21, 2019, 5:30pm
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Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent presents: FASD Learning Series with Eryn Darling. An evening event focusing on a nutritional approach to FASD with Eryn Darling, registered Holistic Nutritionist and Child and Youth Care Practitioner.

November 21, 2019, 5:30pm
CTC-CK, Everyone welcome

Register by calling Jessica Constancio at 519-354-0520 ext.259 or jconstancio@ctc-ck.com

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