Past Events

From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding – Mississauga

Language: English
Location: Peel Children’s Centre, 1230 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
Cost: Free
When: Nov. 20, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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The workshop From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding will help you to:
• Have access to a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) worker and a social worker.
• Gain an understanding of the FASD brain and challenges associated with it.
• Learn about what causes FASD and how prevalent it is in our population.

For those who live in the Region of Peel and have a confirmed or suspected FASD diagnosis.

 

FASD: Tools, Training and Discussion For Professionals, Parents And Caregivers

Language: English
Location: Celebrations 35 Lindsay St N, Lindsay ON
Cost: $50 for Professionals and Community Partners. No fee for Parents and Caregivers.
When: November 8, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm and November 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm **Must be available to attend both days.
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With Sheila Burns we will take a look at a fresh approach to FASD and training. The “My Kind of Mind” booklet and the “At A Glance” companion card are designed to explore multiple neurodevelopmental factors common in FASD.

Having obtained a diagnosis later in life, RJ Formanek has a number of unique insights about living with FASD. It is these nuggets of information, learned along the way, that he shares with others in hope of fostering a better understanding. RJ will talk about the developmental nature of FASD and what becoming an adult entails in today’s society.

 

 

Morning snack and lunch provided.
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Questions:
Contact Kim Carson
705-876-9245 ext. 231
kcarson@tccss.org

Strategies for Understanding FASD Behaviour with Karmen Krahn

Language: English
Location: Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park 110 Courtneypark Drive East, Mississauga
Cost: $14
When: November 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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An opportunity for parents, caregivers and others who work with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to gain a deeper understanding of the physiological roots of challenging behaviour. Participants will leave with a comprehensive framework into which your best practices already fit, and some wildly practical strategies for bringing your hunches and assessments to life.

About the speaker: Karmen is certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis, has 20 years of experience in the field of behavioural therapy, and is the author of the FASD Learning Series Toolkit. She is a former member of the FASD Speakers Bureau and is currently a Behavior Consultant to the school district in Salmon Arm, B.C.

 

Cost: $14

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Note: Registration does not include lunch or snacks.

For all other inquiries please contact Meera Sidhu, FASD Worker at 905-855-2690, ext. 2117. Please note that all registrations and payments must be completed through Eventbrite.

 

FASD & Sexuality

Language: English
Location: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa
Cost: Free
When: November 6 at 7 pm
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Presentation on FASD & Sexuality by Pascal Gagné:

Explaining consent and sexuality in concrete terms to someone with FASD or developmental disabilities, dealing with inapp

ropriate sexual behaviors, and more.

For more info, please contact: FASD Group of Ottawa at rosse@ncf.ca or 613-446-4144

 

 

 

 

2019 FASD EASTERN ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM

Language: English
Location: Richcraft Hall at Carleton University, Ottawa
Cost: Early bird rate is $70 for Caregiver/Family Member/Individual with FASD, and $140 for professionals and agency staff before October 7, 2019. After October 7th, rate for Caregiver/Family Member/Individual with FASD will be $90 and rate for professionals and agency staff will be $160 (lunch and snacks included).
When: November 2, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE NOV. 2nd, 2019 FASD EASTERN ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM

When: Saturday, November 2nd *Further details on attached poster and online link below.

Cost: Early bird rate for professionals and agency staff is $140 before October 7, 2019. After October 7th, rate will be $160 (lunch and snacks included).

How to register: You can register for the Symposium online at this link https://www.citizenadvocacy.org/ourevents/3rd-annual-fasd-eastern-ontario-symposium/ .

You will be offered the opportunity to choose between four breakout sessions in the afternoon. More info in the attached flyer.

 

 

 

 

PHO Grand Rounds: Developing and testing alcohol labels as a tool to inform and support safer alcohol consumption

Language: English
Location: 480 University Ave, 3rd floor Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 - Boardroom 350 and Webinar
Cost: Free
When: Oct 29, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for chronic disease and premature death at both provincial and national levels. Alcohol warning labels are one recommended strategy in a comprehensive approach to curbing alcohol consumption and related harms at a population level. The World Health Organization recommends health warning labels to raise consumer awareness about the negative consequences of alcohol. More than 47 countries have policies that require alcohol warning labels, however, label content and format varies across jurisdictions and evidence to inform labels is limited.

The research described in this presentation focused on the development of alcohol labels with a cancer warning, Canada’s national drinking guidelines, and standard drink information.  These labels were tested in a real-world setting to determine the extent to which evidence-informed alcohol labels are an effective tool for supporting informed and safer alcohol consumption in Canada. This session provides an overview of the alcohol label studies, highlights key results and discusses lessons learned and potential implications.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize alcohol labelling policies and practices in Canada and globally
  2. Describe the results of the program of research that designed and tested an evidence-informed alcohol labelling intervention in Yukon
  3. Discuss potential implications for alcohol labelling practices and regulations in Yukon and other jurisdictions in Canada

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Presenter(s): Dr. Erin Hobin

Dr. Erin Hobin (PhD) is a Collaborating Scientist with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria. She is also a Scientist at Public Health Ontario, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, and has an appointment (status only) at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating population level interventions for chronic disease prevention, specifically in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity and alcohol control. The primary purpose of Erin’s work is to impact decisions and produce solution-oriented research, by generating evidence to inform interventions for chronic disease prevention.

FASD & Neurodevelopmental Service Planning With Sheila Burns

Language: English
Location: One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Ave, North Bay
Cost:
When: October 25, 2019, 8:30 (registration), 9am to 12 pm
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Please joins us for this exciting workshop! FASD & Neurodevelopmental Service Planning With Sheila Burns.

 

Sheila has been an FASD instructor, coach and consultant since 2002. Sheila is a strong advocate for improving the way FASD is addressed at local levels where those with FASD live, learn and work. Sheila focuses on capacity-building within the context of the existing system of care for the prevention, management and diagnosis of the disability.

This workshop is designed for professionals who have some knowledge of FASD and who are responsible for explaining the needs of clients and organizing care priorities.

 

  • Explore fresh ways of identifying, understanding and prioritizing the needs of clients with atypical neurodevelopment.
  • Using the framework of the FASD diagnostic guidelines, this workshop will help shift service planning to incorporate FASD-informed practice.
  • Assist you to feel confident as we move towards change for those affected by FASD or other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To register please email: laurieb@onekidsplace.ca or call (705) 476-5437 ext. 3834 **Space is limited

A Night Out! FASD And Justice

Language: English
Location: One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Ave, North Bay
Cost:
When: October 24, 2019, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Please join us for A Night Out! FASD And Justice, presented by the FASD North committee. For Parents, Caregivers and Service Providers

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A panel discussion with Sheila Burns

Sheila has been an FASD instructor, coach and consultant since 2002. Sheila is a strong advocate for improving the way FASD is addressed at local levels where those with FASD live, learn and work.

Also included on the panel:

  • Police officer-Constable Shannon Agowissa
  • Lawyer – Killian May
  • Court Worker from CMHA- Julie Lavictoire
  • Addiction worker – Lisa Lurz, Nipissing First Nation
  • Probation Officer-Lon Kimsa
  • An experienced parent – to be confirmed

 

Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for the evening

Please RSVP with Sabrina Roy at 705-476-5437  ext. 3855 or ext. 3903 or at sabrinar@onekidsplace.ca

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – October meeting

Language: English
Location: 464 Isabella Street, Pembroke
Cost: Free
When: October 23, 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/445086599681873

Guest speaker: Dr. Simone Kortstee, Neuropsychologist, of Gilmour Psychological Services

FASD Foundations: Part 1 – Evening Session

Language: English
Location: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Cost: Caregivers: FREE Professionals: $75
When: Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 6:30-9pm
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FASD Foundations - Part 1 - Poster

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This is FASD Foundations training, part 1, offered over 3 evenings.

The training includes:
– Session 1: The Basics – Understanding FASD
– Session 2: FASD Intervention Principles – Best Practice
– Session 3: Advocacy – Promoting school success and transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

Email info@fasdhamilton.ca for more information.

 

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