(en anglais) Epidemiology & Diagnosis – Moving Forward FASD Webinar SeriesLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: Mercredi 9 septembre 2020, de 10h à 11h30 HAE Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
Dr. Cook will describe and present results from the groundbreaking Dataform research project, which has captured information about hundreds of FASD diagnoses made across Canada. The project aims to better understand this life-long disorder and support individuals and families through improved understanding of service needs and informing policy and practice across the country.
Dr. Temple will provide an overview of current diagnostic criteria for FASD and review some of the clinical signs and symptoms of the disorder. She will also present results from a new research project that describes how receiving an FASD diagnosis can improve lives through better understanding and increased access to supports and services.
(en anglais) Understanding FASD in the Criminal Justice System: A Research UpdateLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: 7 août - 13h HAE Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
In order to implement best practices and improve outcomes for individuals with FASD who experience contact with the criminal justice system there is a need to characterize current experiences and needs, practices, and decision-making in these cases. Dr. McLachlan’s research team will present findings from several recent studies that aim to develop this growing evidence base. We first characterize criminal justice contact experiences among adolescents and adults with FASD using data from the Canadian FASD Database. Second, we review findings from a recently completed study evaluating FASD evidence in a review of published Canadian criminal cases. Third, we describe findings from our research characterizing the FASD knowledge, practice experiences, and training needs among forensic clinicians in Canada and internationally. Finally, we present findings from a systematic review of screening tools and approaches for identifying individuals with FASD, including specifically in justice contexts.
This 90-minute presentation will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2020, at 1:00pm EST, and will include a discussion period following the presentation.
(en anglais) FASD and the Brain: Understanding Behavior and LearningLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: Jeudi 6 août 2020 de 19h30 à 21h Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Dr. Ira Chasnoff.
The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at firstname.lastname@example.org is required (please include your email and phone number).
Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).
**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.
(en anglais) Demystifying FASD and other brain-based conditions – Developing accommodations that really workLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: 250$ pour les parents/aidants naturels, 300$ pour les professionnels Quand: Mardis et jeudis, 7 juillet-23 juillet, 12h-14h HAE Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
In this webinar you will learn…
- What FASD is and how it impacts the brain
- How to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of challenging behaviours
- Information about overlapping diagnosis and how this informs systems, and
- How to develop individualized person-centered accommodations that lead to success
Sign up now for a six part webinar presented by FASCETS Canada East:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
July 7-July 23
For more information contact: email@example.com
(en anglais) Understanding FASD from a foundation upLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: 11 juillet 2020, de 14h30 à 17h30 Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
On July 11, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Meera Sidhu, the FASD worker for the Region of Peel is hosting a webinar for parents/caregivers. The topic is understanding FASD from the foundation up.
The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at firstname.lastname@example.org is required.
(en anglais) Loss, Grief, and ResilienceLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: Vendredi 10 juillet 2020 à 13h HAE Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
Loss and grief seem to go hand in hand in relation to FASD and this experience deeply impacts the lives of children, youth, adults, families and support networks. Many children become involved in the child protection system early in their lives and this deeply impacts their life course trajectory including later involvement with the justice system in adolescence and adulthood. Mothers experience loss and grief regarding their child’s disability and frequently lose the opportunity to parent often due to active substance use. Beyond diagnosis, FASD is a complex psychosocial/emotional experience that requires ongoing supports to navigate life on a daily basis. Individuals with FASD often experience mental health challenges, poverty and homelessness. FASD often goes unrecognized by many professionals and this contributes to ineffective support, unrealistic expectations, frustration, loss and grief, all of which contribute to higher levels of vulnerability. Individuals and families have cumulative experiences of loss, grief and hurt, particularly when they feel professionals do not understand their experience and the impact of FASD in daily life. Training on FASD and practicing FASD informed care is essential to minimize further marginalization and oppression of individuals and families. Other losses for Individuals living with FASD include being misunderstood, facing challenges in relationships, ever-present stigma and social exclusion. The COVID-19 Pandemic resulted in a loss of supports for individuals living with FASD creating new and unexpected challenges that we will talk about from a personal, professional and parent perspective.
(en anglais) FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Application ConsultLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: Jeudi 25 juin 2020 à 10h30 HAE Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
Health Nexus is hosting the webinar FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Application Consult. This webinar is going to be an interactive opportunity for Questions & Answers.
Please register here for this webinar happening on June 25, 2020 10:30 AM EDT.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
(en anglais) Great news! The FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project will continueLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: 11 juin 2020 à 10h30 HAE Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) remains very committed to improving outcomes for children, youth and families affected by Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol (PAE) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). We at Health Nexus are very pleased to share that this Provincial FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project will continue. Call for applications is coming soon on the FASD Family and Caregiver Support Group Project page!
Please plan to attend the informational webinar on Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 am. We will review the application process and discuss ideas and strategies about how to develop successful partnerships and support group activities. Register here!
(en anglais) Towards healthy outcomes for individuals with FASD: Advancing a common intervention frameworkLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: Vendredi 5 juin 2020 à 13h HAE Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
In this presentation Dr. Jacqueline Pei will discuss an evidence informed model of intervention for individuals with FASD: Towards Healthy Outcomes. Achieving healthy outcomes for individuals with FASD requires working together towards meaningful goals for each individual. Recognizing this we have produced an evidence informed model to help us to identify key needs for all humans – with specific consideration for how existing literature can inform our practice.
Within this model we present a developmental lifespan perspective, that is enacted within interactive systems, and is strength-based and empowered.
This presentation will be 90 minutes.
(en anglais) “What’s Up?” Wednesdays: COVID-19 Information in Plain LanguageLangue: Anglais Lieu: En ligne Coût: Gratuit Quand: Tous les mercredis, 14h – 15h HAE, du 29 avril au 3 juin 2020 Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations
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