Changing the Conversation: The 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Where: The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC
It is imperative to a just society to acknowledge, address and support adolescents and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder within the context of ethical service provision. Now is the time for the exploration, examination and deliberation of what we do, how we do it and how we might change.
The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of individuals with FASD. Participants will consider and debate how we continue to build on strengths and modify existing programs, services and systems to address barriers to ethical practice in healthcare, housing, social services, mental health, criminal and civil justice, employment and education. Participants will explore ideas for the creation and provision of integrated and collaborative approaches across systems with an emphasis on inclusion, creating a good life, social justice and practicality.
View the brochure here http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/AdultsWithFASD2014 and register online before March 8, 2014 to save!
There are several research projects underway in Alberta focusing on FASD:
- Cognitive Habilitation Using a Mathematics Intervention for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
- The Utility of the Neurobehavioral Screening Tool in Screening for FASD
- Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
- Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neurodevelopment
- Incorporating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder into a Restorative Model of Justice
- FASD Awareness and Prevention Campaign: Engaging Alberta Pharmacists
For more information on any of these projects, click on link below.
More than half of women who binge drink continue to do so during pregnancy, an Australian study has found, with fewer than one in five following guidelines to abstain from alcohol.
A study of 1577 women who drank alcohol before becoming pregnant found many did not alter their consumption after conception.
Rajani FASD Assessment and Diagnostic Clinic Training Services is hosting a training session on May 22 and 23. This training will provide information on best practices and current research regarding intervention and support strategies for post FASD diagnosis planning. It will assist clinic team members and others to develop appropriate and meaningful support plans and diagnostic report recommendations. Presenters will provide participants with information about links between research and evidence-based best practices for post clinic interventions, supports and treatment to enhance the lives of those with FASD and their caregivers.
Registration Package: May-2014-FASD-Training-Registration-Package