FASD Ongoing Training

Alcohol Use, Women’s Health and Pregnancy: Comprehensive Approaches to Preventing Problems Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Type : Online
Language : English
Cost : Free
More Information: https://www.campusvirtualsp.org/en/courses/self-learning

The purpose of this self-learning course is to provide up-to-date training and information to health care providers to address alcohol use by women of reproductive age and pregnant women, by introducing strategies for health promotion, early detection and motivation for change in this specific population group.

The online course “Alcohol Use, Women’s Health and Pregnancy: Comprehensive Approaches to Preventing Problems Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure”, is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization. In 7 modules and final evaluation, this free self-learning tool primarily aims to capacitate health professionals in addressing issues related to alcohol use by women of reproductive age and pregnant women by touching on strategies for early detection, motivation for change and health promotion in this target group. The theme areas covered in the course include:

  1. Background on alcohol use and women’s health
  2. Background on alcohol use and health of the pregnant woman
  3. Implications of alcohol use in gestation for the fetus and child
  4. Problems of alcohol as related to family relationships
  5. Identification of alcohol use during pregnancy
  6. Brief interventions and treatment
  7. Implementation and health promotion

Caregiver Curriculum on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Type : Online
Language : English
Cost : Free
More Information: http://www.childwelfareinstitute.torontocas.ca/training

The purpose of this curriculum is to provide a venue for caregivers including foster parents, families, kinship care, youth and child care workers, child welfare services, and others trying to understand and cope with many of the life challenges faced by children with FASD. This training was developed by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto in collaboration with the University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, Government of Alberta and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Please note, to access this online training, log in using the information below

  • Username: guestfasd
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SAFERA – Le syndrome d’alcoolisation foetale

Type : Training DVD
Language : French
Date: 2004
Cost : $65
More Information: http://safera.net/financement/index.php?article29/dvd-de-formation

This DVD explains everything that surrounds this major and costly public health problem, a source of ongoing hardship for sufferers and their families.

Foundations in FASD

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English
Date: 2018
Cost: Free
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/foundations-in-fasd

This course provides a basic training program intended for everyone that will come into contact with individuals with FASD. This evidence-based course is both culturally sensitive and responsive to learners needs.

Topics in this course include an overview of FASD assessment and diagnosis, FASD interventions, how alcohol affects the brain development of a fetus, prevention and support strategies, as well as potential barriers, stigma surrounding FASD, and signs and symptoms of FASD.

8-Week Caregiver Program

Type: Caregiver program
Language: English
Date: Ongoing (8-week program)
Cost: Free
Location: Norwest Community Health Centre
More Information: http://www.norwestchc.org/

Maureen Parkes FASD Coordinator
(807) 626-8485 or mparkes@norwestchc.org

An 8-week program providing information on supporting individuals suspected of or having FASD. Open to parents and caregivers/ anyone caring for someone with FASD; people with FASD can attend on a case by case basis. Participation through video conference can be arranged.

Not for professionals. Contact Maureen Parkes at the Norwest Community Health Centre for more information about intensive trainings for professionals.

Northwestern Ontario FASD Diagnostic Clinic

Type: Online Learning Module
Language: English
Cost: Free
Location: Online
More Information: http://www.fireflynw.ca/child-development-services-northwestern-ontario-fasd-diagnostic-clinic

A short online module to explain the FASD Diagnostic Services available in Northwestern Ontario. Although some aspects are specific to Northwestern Ontario, there is also general information on diagnosis applicable to all geographic areas.