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The Frontier Regional FASD Training Center will be offering a free webinar presented by Tracy Jirikowic and Joy Doll  titled “Young children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Evidence based approaches for complex children from the occupational therapy perspective” on October 30, 2013 (click the event link below to find the presentation time in your area).

Recognizing the importance of early intervention for children prenatally exposed to alcohol, presenters will discuss screening and diagnosis for young children with prenatal alcohol exposure along with family centered intervention practices to support children and caregivers. Information will be presented relative to the practice of occupational therapy.

Click here for more information and to register


A quick update on some upcoming events:

Breaking Barriers Symposium 2013
As part of a symposium on ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Other Learning-Based Life Barriers, Julia Conkel-Ziebell will present “Change the Environment, Not the Child: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Interventions for School Success”
When: November 9, 2013. 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Where: St Louis Park, MN, USA

6th Annual FASD Fall Conference: Understanding Trauma
The Asante Centre FASD Collaboration Roundtable brings together a day of presentations related to FASD and trauma and implications for trauma informed practice. A few intervention focused talks (among many more interesting presentations):
“FASD and Trauma: Helping Kids Recover”
“Finding Parent/Caregiver Well-Being Amidst Stress and Worry”
“Panel Presentation: Voices of Hope”
When: November 23, 2013. 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: New Westminster, BC
*Caregivers: You can register your children for free child/youth minding during the conference!

Upcoming Government of Alberta FASD Learning Series

Gender and Addiction
Kirsty Prasad discusses characteristics of women and substance abuse including barriers that women face
When: November 20, 2013. 9:00 – 11:00 AM MDT
Where: Free online webinar!

Trauma and Addiction
Kirsty Prasad discusses the interaction between substance abuse and trauma, as well as trauma informed principles and the similarities between substance use and trauma symptoms
When: December 18, 2013. 9:00 – 11:00 AM MDT
Where: Free online webinar!

There are “to be announced” FASD learning series presentations coming up in 2014 on the following dates:

January 15, 2014
February 19, 2014
March 19, 2014
April 16, 2014
May 21, 2014

Check back here and on the Alberta Government FASD Learning Series page for updates on future presentations and don’t forget to register!

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