Past Events

It Takes a Community… a cross sector approach to FASD

Language: English
Location: Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston, Ontario
Cost: $325 for 2 days
When: September 10-11, 2019

A two-day conference with a number of keynotes and educational sessions.

Keynote speakers include: Myles Himmelreich, Jennifer Saltzman-Benaiah, Robert Solomon and Geraldine Crisci.

Topics for educational sessions include:

  • FASD Educational Strategies and Practices
  • Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and their Pharmacological Management
  • Community Development: How Simcoe County created and maintains the FASD Community Initiative within the County
  • A Model for Collaborative Training for FASD
  • Women with Substance
  • Responding to Risk Needs: Providing Education and Treatment for Individuals with FASD who engage in Concerning Sexual Behaviours
  • Troubled: Justice and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Download the brochure to register or contact patty.barnes@mackenziehealth.ca for more information.

Parent Session with Myles Himmelreich

Language: English
Location: Nottawasaga Inn, 6015 Highway 89, Alliston
Cost: Free
When: September 10, 2019; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A session for parents and caregivers supporting individuals with FASD. Myles Himmelreich is a well-known motivational speaker, having presented nationally and internationally for many years, sharing his experiences of living with FASD. In his work as a mentor to other youth and adults with FASD, Myles has helped them to understand and accept that we may share similar struggles but also the desire to succeed.

Download the brochure to register or contact patty.barnes@mackenziehealth.ca for more information.

 

Open FASD Training – Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

Language: French, English
Location: Ottawa
Cost: Free
When: September 9, 2019, 1-3 p.m.
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A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training event will take place in Ottawa on September 9 and is open to all. Offered by Citizen Advocacy Ottawa and CHEO.

Preregistration is required for this training (FASD@citizenadvocacy.org). 613-761-9522, ext 234.

 

Living Successfully with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: With Myles Himmelreich

Language: English
Location: Grey Bruce Health Unit, Owen Sound
Cost: Free
When: September 9, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Myles Himmelreich is a well known motivational speaker successfully living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). He has done a great deal of work as a consultant to many different agencies, and organizations dealing with: criminal justice systems, teachers, support professionals, paraprofessionals, caregivers, doctors, and most importantly parents and individuals with disabilities themselves. Myles was also a co-lead of a ground-breaking study on the health and physical issues of adults living with FASD. His goal is to bring awareness, acceptance and a true understanding of living with a disability to his audiences.

Email t.luscombe@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca  for more information.

A RED SHOES ROCK WALK WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER LUNCH

 

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder –Strategies for Success

Language: English
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Cost: $32.00 members/$42.00 non-members
When: September 7, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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This presentation contains a general overview of the cause of FASD, its primary and secondary characteristics, and possible advantages of early diagnosis and intervention. The participants will learn the unique challenges and strategies faced by parents and caregivers of children with FASD. It discusses the importance of understanding the social context of FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy, and family dynamics. There will be information on the impact of drugs discussed. Our need as a community to have respect and support for biological parents and individuals dealing with this condition will also be discussed.

Becoming a Behavioural Detective: Understanding and Supporting Complex Behaviour

Language: English
Location: Kanata Recreation Complex, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: $150 – $175
When: September 6, 2019 | 9am–4pm
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This one-day workshop with Kim Barthel will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/relational problems
that result in “challenging behaviour”.

Participants will be invited to forevermore become behavioural detectives, using clinical reasoning, to look deeper than the surface. By seeking to understand why people do the things we do, from a myriad of perspectives, we allow compassion into the equation. This alone changes the brain – but the mindset of clinical curiosity supports treatment strategies at home, at school and in all levels of relationships.

FASD Ontario Website Webinars

Language: French, English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: June 6 and 12, daytime and evening

Four webinars will take place to help users make the most of the FASD Ontario website. Note that the daytime ones are intended for service providers and evening sessions are for parents and caregivers. The webinars will be recorded.

  • (French) Le site Web TSAF Ontario – Webinaire pour les intervenants
    Thursday, June 6, 2019  – 1:30-2:30 PM EDT
  • (French) Le site Web TSAF Ontario – Webinaire pour les parents et aidants
    Thursday, June 6, 2019  – 19:00-20:00 EDT
  • (English) The FASD Ontario Website – Webinar for Service Providers
    Wed, Jun 12, 2019 – 1:30-2:30 PM EDT
  • (English) The FASD Ontario Website – Webinar for Parents and Caregivers
    Wed, Jun 12, 2019 – 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT

 

Supper with Jeff Noble

Language: English
Location: One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Avenue, North Bay
Cost: Free. Register before Monday, June 10th. Contact Carol at carolt@onekidsplace.ca or (705) 476-5437 # 3903
When: Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30 pm

Photo of Jeff Noble

Jeff Noble is a world-wide leader who delivers relevant, useful and need-to-know information to help and support front-line workers, educators and caregivers (parents/grandparents) of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

 

 

Caring for the Caregiver

Language: English
Location: Toronto Western Hospital, 9 East Wing, Group Room B (Room 9E436).
Cost: Free. Very limited seating.
When: May 24 & 25, June 19. Participants must attend all dates.
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Caring for the Caregiver poster

A research project evaluating Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) for female caregivers of individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

The ACT intervention is spread over 1 evening followed by a full day and a “refresher” evening session, held 4 weeks later. It is required that you attend all three dates.

 

 

FASD and the Criminal Justice System: What can we do?

Language: English
Location: CPRI, Zarfas Hall 600 Sanatorium Road London, ON N6H 3W7
Cost: $55 Early Bird (register before March 22) $65 Standard Rate (register after March 22) $45 Group Rate (2+ participants) $25 Student Rate (must register offline/provide copy of student ID)
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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