Description

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most prevalent brain-based disabilities. As a result, there is a growing need for caregivers to acquire increased knowledge and practical skills to support children, adults, and families living with FASD. This workshop will review five pillars for success when supporting individuals with FASD. These include a focus on Strengths, Healthy Relationships, Promoting FASD Self Awareness, Adaptations Strategies, and Team-Based Support. Participants will transfer newfound knowledge about FASD into practical and meaningful ways to try differently, not harder in their support of individuals, families, and communities affected by FASD.

Price: $159

 

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Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEU)
10


Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Primary Characteristics of FASD
  • Stigma and Prevention – Myths and Realities
  • Focussing on Strengths
  • The Importance of Healthy Relationships
  • Promoting Self Awareness
  • Chronological Age vs. Developmental Age Considerations
  • Strategies for Working with Impulsivity
  • Team-Based Support Planning
  • Adaptations Strategies Related to:
    • Processing Information
    • Abstract Thought
    • Senses and the Body/Brain Link
    • Change
    • Understanding Cause and Effect
    • Impulsivity

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of brain differences of FASD
  • Recognize defensive behavior clues that are symptoms of a brain injury
  • Identify best approaches to fostering self-awareness and resiliency for people affected by FASD
  • Understand multiple practical adaptation strategies to achieve successful outcomes
  • Develop individualized support plans that incorporate strengths and team-based supports

About this Workshop


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW, RSW

Nathan Gerbrandt, Director or Training Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc.

Nathan holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker. He is the Managing Director for CTRI and works with organizations and communities through a needs assessment process of identifying the best resources and training to meet their needs. Nathan also provides leadership in developing and managing CTRI trainers and course content. Prior to this role he coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for repeat offenders with a diagnosis. Nathan has refined skills in risk management and collaborative treatment planning for people in conflict with the law. In addition, he possesses specialty in the areas of disability services, case management, and working with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Nathan is the author of CTRI’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Strategies for Supporting workshop. He believes that despite any trauma, mental health, and physical challenges, all people can find great success in their lives. Nathan is an engaging presenter who uses an interactive style to maximize the learning potential of participants.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counselors, social workers, parents, and anyone seeking a better understanding of FASD.