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The Canada Northwest FASD Partnership will host a symposium In March 2014 aimed at sharing strategies to improve the lives of those with FASD and preventing future incidence.


When: March 4-5, 2014
Where: Yellowknife, NWT
Conference Website

Keynote and panel topics of discussion include: FASD 101 Training Professionals, Traditional Knowledge and Culture in Prevention and Intervention, Northern Lived Experience, The History of FASD, Trauma Informed approaches to FASD, FASD and Practice: Justice and Corrections, Fostering Healthy Community Supports, and FASD and Employment.

Symposium presenters include Dr. Amy Salmon,  The Honourable Judge Bonnie Tulloch, Marilyn Van Biber, Dr. Nancy Poole, The Honourable Judge Sheila Whelan, and Dr. Sterling Clarren. There will be youth workshops each day facilitated by Myles Himmelreich and Tom Simes.


Improving Awareness and Treatment of Children with FASD and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders
When:  January 15, 2014,  2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Webinar presented by NOFAS on FASD and psychiatric disorders including discussion surrounding history, experiences, diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations. For related information, see the article “Improving Awareness and Treatment of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders”, prepared by the Disability Service Center JBS International Inc.

Raising a Child with FASD
When: January 16, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CST
Webinar for current and prospective caregivers and professionals providing an overview of FASD and discussion of what it is like to raise a child with FASD

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Centre for Excellence and the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome(MOFAS) present a series of 3 webinars:

1) FASD Basics
February 13, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CT
Dr. Jeff Wozniak provides a basic introduction to FASD

2) FASD and Co-Occurring Issues
When: February 20, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CT
Dan Dubovsky discusses the co-occurrence of FASD and mental health issues

3) Family Matters: Strategies for Successful Outcomes
February 27, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CT
Dr. Chris Boys and Dan Dubovsky discuss strategies for front line workers and caregivers of individuals with FASD

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