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Event Name

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Knowing What to Look for and Recognizing the Potential
For: Professionals
Provided by: Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work Professional Development

Date and Time

Fri Nov 10, 2017 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


120 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3W8

Event Description

This practical, hands-on workshop is meant to help professionals better recognize what behaviours might be indicators of a potential fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), why their feelings of frustration when a child/youth is not learning from previous experience are likely justified and what to do next.

FASD describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities. Individuals with an FASD are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Not taking into consideration the brain differences caused by prenatal alcohol exposure can exacerbate difficulties for individuals.

Participants will leave this workshop with practical resources and a sense of hope. With the right supports and strategies in place, there is an increased likelihood of success and interdependence.

More Info

519-884-0710 x5234


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Last modified Aug 3, 2017 1:02pm
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