The Government of Alberta’s FASD Learning Series are back for another round.

Each month, professionals in the field discuss a specific topic related to FASD. You can attend the sessions in person, by live webcast, or by video-conference (for stakeholders in Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon Territory). There are some great topics lined up over the coming months with lots of intervention related material.

This month’s webcast takes place on September 26, 2012, 9-11 AM. The webcast is titled “Evidence-based school-based intervention with students affected by FASD” and highlights an intervention from the Inclusive Learning Outreach Team for children and adolescents in junior and senior high school. Presenters will discuss how “Success Coaches” work with small groups of children to support them and make connections with caregivers, family, and community services. Successful strategies, evaluation data, and sustainability will be examined.

The presenters for this webcast are Colleen McLure (Alberta Education), Sandra Swaffield (Edmonton Public School Board) and Justin Tardiff (Success Coach with Wellness, Resiliency, and Partnership Project (WRaP).

Click on the link above to access registration.

Upcoming Webcasts:

  • September 26, 2012 ~ 9 – 11 am – Evidence-based School-based Intervention with Students affected by FASD
  • October 24, 2012 ~ 9 – 11 am – Working with Women who have Addition Issues
  • November 28, 2012 ~ 9 – 11 am – Treating Co-occurring FASD and Conduct Disorders in Youth
  • December 12, 2012 ~ 9 – 11 am – Developments in FASD Research
  • January 18, 2013 ~ 9 – 11 am – Restorative Justice and its Implications for Community
  • February 20, 2013 – Aboriginal Communities and FASD
  • March 20, 2013 ~ 9 – 11 am – The Edmonton MILE: Results of a one-year pilot project to improve school functioning for children with FASD

A list of upcoming topics and presenters is always available on the Government of Alberta’s FASD Cross-Ministry Committee site.

We will be posting reminders for upcoming sessions each month, so stay tuned!

Click here to access recordings of previous learning series and other webcasts.