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 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”.

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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